Bahumat (76) - 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 (4494) - 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.
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared @ Three Boars. Hearty opaque brown with a dense brown crown. Aroma balances the sweet boozy cognac with the ashy roast of the base beer. Th body is very rich and full, with hard roast taking center-stage, some bitter chocolate, some licorice. The cognac is unobtrusive here, providing some added depth and sweetness without overpowering. I’m ordinarily not a big fan of cognac, but this worked for me.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extreme dark brown body and I’m disappointed by the fact that I didn’t get a single bubble during the pour, completely flat looking. Love this aroma, sweet coffee, notable Cognac, almost smokey, hints of chocolate. This smeels oh high quality. OH FAWK WHAT DID I JUST DRINK!!! So smooth so rich. Big heavy chocolate malts, sweet alcohol, almost but not soya sauce, ash. I’m drooling horribly drinking this. Each sip is epic there is not one thing not awesome about this beer, will maybe the lack of bubbles is a problem but was that because of a bad pour? The cognac complements this stout so well. The more I drink the more sweet milk chocolate comes out and I do get vanilla sometimes. WHY WHY IS THIS BOTTLE SO SMALL!?!?!?!?! I’m out of beer and I’m sad now.
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown bottle, 0,25 l, best before 17/07/2017, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Huhges!), savoured on June 8 2013; eye: black, opaque, minuscule sheet of brown head that turns into a minuscule ring; nose: woody, roasted barley, chocolate, slight burnt barley, light resinous hops, liquorice; mouth: woody alcohol, roasted barley, chocolate, light burnt barley, resinous hops, liquorice, finale in roasted barley with presence of resinous hops, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, lightly bitter, lightly alcoholic and oily texture; overall: quite fine
Bouteille brune, 0,25 l, meilleure avant 17/07/2017, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 8 juin 2013; œil : noire, opaque, minuscule couverture de mousse brune qui se transforme en un très petit anneau; nez : boisé, orge torréfiée, chocolat, très léger orge brûlée, léger houblon résineux, réglisse; bouche : boisé, alcool, orge torréfiée, chocolat, léger orge brûlée, houblon résineux, réglisse, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de houblon résineux, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, légèrement amère, texture légèrement alcoolique et huileuse; en résumé : bien bon
rodenbach99 (2968) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 25cl, Meilleure avant 17/07/2017. Bière noire avec mousse brune, la texture semble huileuse au versement. Le nez est de café, de bois, fruité, très fruité. Une bouche complexe, piquante, de chocolat amère, d’alcool fort. Finale sur le bois et le chocolat amère.
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a porous brown head. Aroma: chocolate, licorice, boozy, more cognac here than in the taste. Taste: licorice, chocolate, coffee, a touch of cognac. Full-bodied.
NBird (290) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with brown edges, minimal head. Smells.. Roasted malts, chocolate, sweet cognac booze. Tastes.. Roasted malts, some dark, rich and bitter chocolate, some vanilla, licorice from the oak/cognac barrel. Sensational
StoutHead (483) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with an instantly disappearing brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and traces of cognac. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits with the malt and notes of cognac coming out in the aftertaste. Medium to full bodied and a bit sweet with a slightly bitter - but mostly malty and chocolaty - aftertaste. Barrel aged stouts sometimes tend to be a bit "tinny" in their taste, but this one isn’t - it feels nicely balanced.
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I was pretty pleased to find a bottle of this as the standard Nogne Imperial is one of my first and favourites. Black with a tan head. Familiar imperial aroma with an outside edge of Cognac. Flavour has the usual chocolatey goodness with a richness verging on Soy. There’s an additional woody element which offers some vanilla and more importantly some top shelf cognac flavours. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced. This was delicious.