rougeau13 (2415) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at world of beer sugar land. Black with a lightly lacing creamy beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, and light booze barrel, but surprisingly mild. Taste is roasty, moderately boozy, and moderately sweet. Medium-full bodied. Smooth. Nice but somewhat subdued.
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a large, light brown head. Aroma is brandy, coffee, roasted malt, and hops. Flavor is roasted malt, brandy, coffee, alcohol, and hops. Medium body. Lighter and less sweet then expected.
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brix, west Omaha location. Pours black with tan head. Aroma was brandy and roast coffee. Taste was sweet, brandy and some chocolate.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from the Malt Shoppe in Tosa, shared with bananabi11. Fresh - not sure that is ideal, but we were anxious to try. Sweet cognac, especially in the nose. Also nose has caramel and some smoke. Taste follows with the sweet caramel, light nut and some raisin/grape all sitting on a solid sweet cognac base. There is meat smoke weaving in and out, but it is not a significant presence. Some alcohol. This was quite enjoyable. Equivalent - in a different way - to the quality of the base brew. Nice! 14.7
HuskerTan (1420) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Malty, cocoa.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, cocoa.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Not complex or fulfilling at all. Quite mundane actually.
mar (5132) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a khaki head. Sweet chocolate, fudge, chocolate, roasted malts, barrel, and more fudge. Great palate, sticky barrel, chocolate, fudge, light alcohol.
cobaink2 (341) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle, popped the cap and imidiately you smell the brandy. Pouring the first glass there is quite a head. Lots of liquor and toasty goodness. Figs and licorice are dominate. Love this!!!
BlackHaddock (5636) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at the Jan 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting. Cheers to me for bringing it over from the US for my friends. What a cracking brew. Powerful, tasteful and alcohol full. Brandy and chocolate notes fill your senses as you sniff and taste the beer and it’s strong malty base. A delight to drink and my first ever beer from the State of Nebraska.
minutemat (3604) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Jan 16, courtesy of Jeremy! Many thanks for sharing the most expensive bottle of beer you’ve ever bought. We are humbled. Pours dark with thin tan head. Awesome chocolatey brandy aroma. Taste brings smooth boozy dark flavours of chocolate malt, dark fruits and espresso roast. A lovely finale to a lovely evening of booze.
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 75 cl bottle poured at home. Pours black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of oak and tobacco. Smooth roast finish.