GonZoBeeR (2803) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:rosted malt,coffe, light oak cognanc...
Appearance:oily dark, light head...
Flavor:rosted malt,mixed with light cognanc oak flavor....
jonnyguns (776) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from IBS (sorry mane liquor). once again its basically a better verison of the original! loads of cognac upfront in the nose along with the espresso, roasted malts and cocoa flavours. Cognac barrels added a more boozey feel to the taste. incredibly smooth thought. nogne just being greedy with this one no wonder its only in a small ass bottle!!
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Syrupy viscous pour that clings to the side of the glass - little head but expected that. Rich complex nose and the flavours caress the taste buds. I feel like a dog eating peanut butter.
EdKing (1718) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Pours opaque very dark brown, off white tan head, which dissipates to nothing. Nose is rich very dark chocolate, then some fortified wine, fire wood, orangey Cognac warmness. Taste is rich dark chocolate, then kick of fortified wine, which warms on the tongue. Comes in and out and sometimes suppresses the taste of the chocolate. Little bit of dark fruit but dark chocolate is dominating. I prefer the imperial stout straight, but this has a Winter armer aspect to it that’s nice. Finish is cognac warming.
Aaron68 (471) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle @ Grunerløkka Brygghus,Oslo
Black as the night in color.Aroma of cognac, dark fruits,some wood and malt.
Medium carbonation.Sweet and malty taste
gunnfryd (9723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is wood, coffee, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, coffee, cognaq, wood, chocolate, alcohol, dried fruits. Very nice pleasent beer.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 oz bottle from Santa. Pours black with very thin dark tan ring around the edges. You know a great stout when you see a head that dark. My nose is shot due to a cold but can still pick up beautiful aromas of dark fruits, bread, barrel, vanilla, and some roast. Flavors of beautifully roasted malts, chocolate, soft dark fruits, cognac soaked woods, and a wonderful earthy note. Bit of a chalky mouthfeel, but really works in this case. Beautiful stout. Thanks Santa.
thewolf (10707) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Nordisk Ølhandel, Cph. Completely opaque black with a small, creamy, brown head. Aroma has sweet boozy caramel, chocolate, light roasted, soft oak. Medium carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine roasted malts, chocolate, oak, fairly vinious, nutty. Very nice, but a step down from the original.
thebeertourist (4620) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Haandverkerstuene. Completely black, no head. Roasted aroma, hints of tar and vanilla. Great vanilla flavours, some chocolate and woodiness towards the finish. A great dessert beer.
jesperhammer (2606) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
30-NOV-2012, bottle @home, from Den Norske Landhandel.
Black with nice brown head that unfortunately dies to fast.
Burnt malts aroma. Tar, charcoal, cognac.
Taste is burnt as well with also coffee, alcohol, cognac.
A little rough taste profile but the body is so full and smooth. A hint of tartness. Oily, pruny, tared finish. Fantastic drink.