bytemesis (2422) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Ben for this rarity! Pours opaque black with a large dark brown head, creamy with nice lacing. So far, so good! Aroma is very roasty, coffee, cigarettes, just a touch of cognac/brandy. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and medium bitter with a bitter finish. Cognac notes very muted, too muted really. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Not what I was hoping for.
Cool_Bond (1014) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Strong alcohol odor. The taste is heavy and tastes even more alcohol. I really loved the usual Imperial Stout, but this has only made the beer worse. Thick flavor too. Long aftertaste that is not good unfortunately. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Cuso (3645) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Almost black color with minimal beige head. Flat, no carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, plums, ash, oak, cognac. rasted taste with espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, salted licorice, raisins, ash, caramel, dry hoppy bitterness, oak, notes of cognac. Alcohol is evident, but in pleasant warming way. Very delicious beer for bleak autumn days.
TaktikMTL (5504) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe da vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5085)
Gerbeer (1407) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
250 ml bottle. Pours black with no head. Aromas of rich woody malts, brown sugar, and liquorice. Flavours are similar but even richer. Smooth cognac adding complexity and balance. Hot - more than one would expect for the ABV. But incredible,
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dead computer = lame phone review. N: candy, apple, weak molasses, grape juice, stellar succulent roast, admitting that the beer has been in my glass for 3hrs. T: bitter yummiest, sweet yet stiff roast - very malty. Rich, smooth, light pepper like burn, pungent plum, other hard roared things. Very good 3 hrs ago and very good now. Thanks to someone for this beer.
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with very small head that is very short lived.
Aroma : Roasted malt with some tar and ashed. Strong spirit notes with hints of dark fruits and light spirit sweetness. Light piny hops. light smoke.
Taste : Roasted malt with piny hops. Big coffee with light dark (very dark like over 90% cacao) chocolate. Finish persistent and fairly warming. Big cacao notes with coffee and hops.
Palate : Fairly soft carbonation. Warm palate with medium sweetness.
Overall : Quite interesting. Maybe a bit strong on the spirit notes. Nice malt complexity with great cacao and coffee notes. Finish is a bit warm. Great but I think it would have been improved if blended with a bit of the regular stout to bring down the spirit barrel notes to a more balanced level.
angelkostvo (505) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, no head. Aroma of cognac, chocolate, anise, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, smoke. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, cognac flavor. Medium body, oily slick texture, flat carbonation. Really complex.
Kingi (440) - - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is roasted coffee. black beer dark brown small head. taste is light roasted, coffee, light sweetness. finish is a cognac type of alcohol slightly sweet burn. Very good but not bestest for me.
k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kris wines, london. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, wooden barrel, chocolate. Roasty taste, licorice, coffee, full body, hint of cognac at the end.