hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Pours tar-black with a small, creamy, tan head. Good retention. The bouquet consists of something very much like a Cognac-soaked, dark chocolate brownie. Medium to full-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor delivers tons of fiery cognac, deep roastiness and bitter-sweet black malt. Lengthy, boozy finish. Bottle of ctipping!
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home… Bottle no 382/564 … It pours pitch black with a medium tan head… dark fruits, some molasses, roasted malt, warming alcohol, raisins, plums, wood…. very nice!
HonkeyBra (3625) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown-- near black, with a beige head. Aroma of acetone, dark fruit, roast, some fruit and lactic notes. Cognac, some roasted malts, touches of wood and vanilla. Flavor is sweet, boozy, lots of fruity and cognac notes. Raisins, plums, touches of roasted malt and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel, slick on the palate. Interesting, but probably the weakest barrel-aged variants of this beer.
50belair (2749) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (#219) generously shared by Colin. DArk brown pour with a light brown head. Cognac aromas. Cognac, lactose, caramel, booze, and mild roasted malts. A little watery. Decent mouthfeel.
merc7186 (2372) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Cognac, Brown Sugar, Molasses
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Cognac, Molasses, Brown Sugar
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium To Full Bodied, Semi Boozy
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Deep amber, ruby edges. Huge boozy nail polish nose. Big cognac upfront, mild booze burn that leads to a cherry halls cough drop finish. Garbage.
hallinghansen (2188) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sean9689, thanks. Shared @ Champions League night. Black body with a medium light brown head. Aroma is sweet malt, fruity, wood. Flacour is malt, wood, light roast, chocolate.
Dedollewaitor (14259) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Milan-PSV late after warm up. Thanks to Hallinghansen. Pours black with a creamy head. Nose is cognac, tobacco, coffee, roast and wood. Flavor is wood, fruit, malt acidicity and chocolate. Smooth and oily. Lasting finish. Tasty stuff!
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma of raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, chocolate.The flavor was a little sour with hints of caramel, dried fruits, some chocolate, aka mocha, raisins,overall this left a flavor of vanilla, chocolate, alcohol and raisins as it warmed up.CHEERS!
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a one finger khaki head in this glass; it retains on the average side, with some spotting present. This brew has a fantastic nose ; cognac heavy initial, some earth, ash, tobacco, vanilla, chocolate, and dark fruits here. The flavor profile; the only downside is that its probably too sweet. Cognac, caramel and chocolate morsels, booze, some bittering hops, sweet bread, and some dark fruit present. Very pleasing experience