daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Brown pour, reddish tinge to it, and a nice off white head. The flavor is quite impressive and the ABV is hidden remarkably well. Sweet, dark fruit, cognac, brandy, vanilla, caramel, golden raisins, doughy, really smooth for such a big beer. BVery (11361) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber shared- thanks! Murky reddish orange pour with minor head. Sweet caramel, sticky sweet and boozy. And delicious. Yummy! hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with burnt-orange highlights and no head. The aroma is of dates and brandy with a hint of maple. Mega full-bodied and stoopid chewy with nearly no carbonation. The flavor offers malty notes of dates and figs interwoven with a nice, fruity, brandy component. Smooth alcohol booziness in the lightly sweet finish. Most viscous beer I’ve run across, and I’ve run across a lot of beer. Many thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class bottle of beer! 77ships (11007) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2016
Joint bottle with Martinus. Obtained in a trade with sfr26. 650 ml. bottle / good sized sample @ RBBWG V. Pours quite murky dark amber brown pretty much no head, different appearance from what I expected. Overall, very different from what I expected. Nose is thick syrupy mocha, mocha, molasses, dates, molasses, sugar, huge amount of sweet dough, sugar. Taste is very thick dough, dates, sugar, dates, vanilla, warming, candy, huge amount of dough, bread, sugar, dates, molasses,… Thick dough body, dates. Interesting, sweet enough that you don’t notice the ABV. Interesting and nice even if not what expected. Really huge on the sweet dough. alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a murky brown color with some scant bubbles. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel, dark fruit, Port character, smooth, no carbonation, some woody character, though I don’t get much cognac barrel, I like this but couldn’t do it by myself.
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2015 Batch 1 bottle @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Pours an orangish brown appearance with light lasting head. Aroma is full of dark grapes, caramel, toffee, and some nice tannic notes. There’s some oxidation notes in the nose and flavor but they seem to complete the alcohol in a good way. Raisin, plum, dark grape, caramel flavor. Some heat on the back end but not that bad. By far, my favorite of the festival and a real treat. Only wish I would have had a chance to get another pour. (4.5)marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Batch 2 bottle @ home. Cloying, low carbonation, gooey. High boost. Kind of fun but not as good as I remembered batch 1 being. (4.0)
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a massive treacle and cognac aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and brown sugar flavor with lots of cognac. Complex and tasty. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Beautiful deep orange brown with a thick, persistent golden head. Incredibly rich malty aroma, sponge toffee, brown bread, spicy raisins, woody undertones. Can a beer smell warm and inviting? This one invokes that feeling for sure. Big chewy malty palate, sticky but not cloying with the expected malt density that the aroma suggests. The cognac imparts a wonderful alchemy to this beer, spicy and rich without being boozy or harsh. A magnificent sipper. phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at Ei8ht Ball/The Party Source. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with virtually no head. Notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, cake, dried berries, dates, figs, leather. A minor earthiness in the background, maybe a hint of chocolate. Good Cognac character throughout. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet, rich mouthfeel. The beer drinks like it’s half the listed ABV. Holy smokes. Dangerously delicious. olio (10541) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours copper color with no head. Aroma of malts, caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, nuts, some ripe fruits and chocolate. Very malty and dry palate. Nice.