EdKing (1872) - 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 (572) - 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 (10573) - 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 (2210) - 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 (11184) - 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 (4816) - 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 (2892) - 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.
Bygers (777) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 0,25l at Amundsen in Oslo, Norway. Pours an opaque color with a thin tan head. Aroma of cognac, dark fruits, plum, brandy, roasted malts, bread, some brandy and red wine. Flavor is cognac, red wine, plum, dark fruits, licorice, oats and bitter roasted cofee. A lingering bitterness and slightly spicy. Well balanced.
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Theis (13404) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pitch black - brown head. Ok burned malts, some dryness, nice tart wooden, cognac, ok light to medium boozy, sweetness, dried fruits, charcoal, dark chocolate, ok bitterness, lots of chocolate, light to medium licorice, minerals - salty notes. Very smooth and pleasant.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - NOV 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(From notes 5 Nov, 2012) Bottle. Dark brown, fizzy head, gone in a second. Black pour. Amazing aroma; bacon, malt, vanilla and other greatness. Flavor is very malty, liquorice, coffee bitterness, roasted. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly but smooth. Finish is bitter and malty.
I cannot distinguish the cognac barrel, but I’m sure it contributed to this awesome imperial stout. I enjoyed this one very much.