GothGargoyle (896) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black with a good chocolate head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is cognac, wood, smoke, chocolate, Brazil nuts, soy sauce. Oily mouthfeel, sweet and salty on the palate with a lot of umami on the finish. Taste is soy sauce, unagi, salty chocolate, cognac, leather, salty liquorice, mushroom soup, chicory, hint of vanilla and roasted chestnut. Complex and unique.
HenryXXX (201) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black with a brown head. The nose is anise, spice cake and booze. The pallet is very complex. It starts with a fennel and black licorice and rolls into a boozy peak and finishes with a smokey oak flavor.
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Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. I got this one at Kris Wines. Pours black-brown with a thick, creamy brown head. The aroma holds a bit of peat, ripe dark fruits, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, a bit of alcohol, subtle charred malts, more raisins and other dark, ripe fruits, bitter cocoa, torched wood, earth. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, lots of semi-sweet chocolates, plenty more ripe dark fruits, moderate dirt bitterness. Good balance, nice depth.
Gorm (748) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med lite beige skum.Lukt av malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av malt, lakris, kaffe og cognac. Cardinal.
nilsas (854) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nydelig lukt av cognac, kaffe, krydder og lakris. Sort farge, lite skum. God rund smak av lakris og cognac med en skarp ettersmak.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouring out of the 8oz bottle a gloopy viscous entirely opaque black with a thin light tan head. The glass has a few noted alcohol leggings with sizable lacing splotches. The appearance is definately that of an aged Imperial Stout. The aroma is outrageous with huge roasted and slightly smoky malts leading to earthen barrel notes and vanilla bean shavings. After a few more whiffs of the aroma an overall sublime aroma of vanilla and woody booze is left. Sweet, syrupy mid palate with vanilla nuances and a light cocoa dusting are well combined. Sweet finish with roasted robustness and a rather mild bitterness caps off the aged flavour. Earthy and woody barrel flavours persist into the finish with a noted barrel emphasis throughout. This beer is incredibly complex and well rounded for a barrel aged Imperial Stout. Although I am a bit biased because Imperial Stout and in particular barrel aged Imperial Stout are my favorite, this is one hell of brew. Expertly and exquistely crafted and aged I think I would like to try more of Nøgne Ø Imperial Stouts.
kraddel (2326) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home
Pours black , small and fading dark brown head .
Smell isnt very cognac . Oaty , burnt malts and bitter
Low carbo , smooth taste . I do get some cognac now ! Very subtile , oats , cognac , sweet and bitter , burnt malts ,.. WAY better than the basebeer !
Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une nez puissant d’alcool, de tanins et de chocolat noir laisse présager un monstre. Assez mince en bouche avec des notes boisées proéminentes, le cognac se manifeste fortement et le liquide devient de plus en plus difficile à apprécier en avançant dans la dégustation.
Bahumat (75) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes taken at the Edmonton Craft Beer Festival:
Nogne 0 Cognac Barrel Aged Imperial Stout: Pours ultra dark with a deep brown head. Syrup thick, lingering astringent fizz, pure cocoa.
Boutip (4431) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry roasted malt notes with some light sweet notes and very subtle cognac notes. Taste is also dominated by light sweet concentrated malt notes with light arming alcohol notes with some light bitter black chocolate notes. Body is quite full with oily texture and medium carbonation with not much apparent alcohol. Cognac is harder to discerns then I would have expected but very enjoyable nonetheless.