j12601 (10925) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Big sweet plum and raisins, oxidization and wood. Big and chewy, lots of chewy malt. Sweet and very drinkable for its size. Oxidization, big plums and caramel. Definitely a beer best in very small amounts. adnielsen (10605) - 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)BVery (10327) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2017
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)
Bomber shared- thanks! Murky reddish orange pour with minor head. Sweet caramel, sticky sweet and boozy. And delicious. Yummy! DuffMan (10271) - 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. alexsdad06 (10268) - Cincinnati, 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.
olio (10167) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.marcus (10144) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
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.
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. phaleslu (10099) - 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. deanso (10070) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample at cbc 2013. .
Thin tan head. Clear deep amber pour. A very smooth brew. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ $35 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.28.15 ]
>> Pours tepid deep amber with red highlights, weak head, ring of grayish foam remains. Nose is cherry Twizzlers, red candies. Taste is pure sugar, maple syrup, red cherry juice....pretty one note and cloying. I mean, had this next to Hill Farmstead Aaron and it was night and day. Big waste of money and very disappointing.