TheCametron (1916) - - 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.
RoNo (76) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle purchased in Copenhagen 25cl. Black and slightly viscous beverage with a non-existent foam. scent of vanilla, black coffee and oak. The taste of dark roasted coffee, coconut, dark toffee with a hint of alcohol
gEUS (1320) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small bottle at home. Pours deep deep nlack with a dark maroon brown small head. Aroma of dark coffee roast, intense dark chocolate, no real cognac though? Medium to thick body, oily, low on carbo, nice hoppy touch to it as well, Taste is dark chocolate, some molasses, heavily toasted malts in the end. Nice but no real cognac characteristic. Good.
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black, with a tiny and very short lived head. Aroma is roasted dark malts, with cocoa, coffee and molasses, nice dark fruits with raisins and prunes, oak barrels, notes of cognac, liquorice, tobacco and smoke. Medium body, with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet, dark roasted malts, with bread, coffee, cocoa and kandi, as well as very nice and well integrated oak barrels, cognac and tannins, and notes of alcohol.
rederic (3188) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle, deep black color, with a small bubbly dark tan head, but falling quickly. Mild chocolatey, cognac liqueur, mint chocolate, dark bitter chocolate baking bar, burnt molasses nose, with a sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, caramel malty, light black coffee, burnt fruitcake accent, and a sweet burnt brownie, burnt chocolate cake, burnt chocolate pie crust, faint burnt dark dried fruit note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth smooth strong dark bitter chocolate, chocolate cup filled with cognac liqueur, swee burnt molasses, burnt chocolate cake, burnt fruitcake, burnt chocolate pie crust, fruity yeasty character with some sweet roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat, oat malty, fruity burnt dry blackcurrant, blackberry, dark coffee, subtle spicy anise, burnt toast, burnt brownie, faint vanilla flavours, leading towards a warming mild dark chocolatey, cognac liqueurish, vanilla, burnt oak barrel, sweet dark bitter chocolate, molasses, lingering smooth sweet velvety roasted, chocolate, toasted, wheat, oat maltiness, black coffee bitterness finish.
lefossoyeur (489) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, no head. Delicate barrel aromas backed by dark cocoa notes with some tar. Almost full body, fruity, dark chocolate with figs, some cognac in the finale to warm everything up. Delicate barrel treatment, palate is a bit thin for the style, but very good impy stout nonetheless.
Svesse (6715) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, black coffee and a touch of oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, oak wood, gentle flavours of cognac and a solid coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness (drier than expected). Solid and well made imperial stout, with a gentle cognac character in the background. Very nice.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate finish.
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not a bad brew at all, some complexity inside, the cask bites harder as expected.
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black. No head. Chocolate aroma and taste. Roasted aftertaste. Wood comes through enough.
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - SEP 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ tasting. Many thanks, tomschijns! Oily black colour, dark brown foam. Syrupy texture. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee, chocolate and warming alcoholic finish. Very well blend with the cognac. Fantastic stout!