brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an opaque black color with a very small head that dissipates quickly and leaves a nice lacing. Smells of sweet booze, oak, almost a sour quality to it, some dark fruit presence. A hint of sweet chocolate and coffee. Mostly smells like the cognac barrel. Their special releases have been accused of this, but I like it. Taste shows much more of the moloko element and is extremely complex. Begins with a slightly harsh, yet sweet, milk chocolate, boozy taste. Get the slight sour quality on the front end that I detected in the taste. This sour quality seems to be characteristic of their barrel aged beers that I’ve had recently. Certainly not a bad thing to add to the beer. Then smooths out a little more in the middle with more moloko qualities such as a slight roasted chocolate and coffee flavor, more cognac barrel qualities with the oak and sweet booze. Finishes with some dark fruit qualities, as well as more of the milk chocolate from the moloko, and some sweet cognac, boozy hints too. A high medium to full body with a decent amount of carbonation. Nice mouthfeel with the crispness from the carbonation, but a nice creaminess to smooth it all out. The first cognac aged beer I’ve ever had and this makes me want more beer aged in this. Quite possibly the best special release I’ve had by Three Floyds. Wow, that’s impressive! Three Floyds flexes their beer genius muscles again.
KingCecil (2029) - 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 (3060) - 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 (1823) - 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 (1661) - 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 (1411) - Near Buffalo, New York, 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 (1720) - 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 (13372) - 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 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, 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 (1256) - 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
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 338/564. Pours with a black hued body and a lasting tan head. Aromas are huge: boozy, fruity and vinous. Lots of alcohol, lots of brandy/congac. Chewy, dates and chocolate. Flavors are fusel but somewhat easy to overlook with chewy chocolate and vinous dark fruits. Dates, raisins, alcohol and barrel. Big and thick body, medium low carbonation. Very warming.