knickskicks (1168) - - JAN 18, 2015
2012. Thinnish dark brown pour. Nose is smokey meats, char, smooth cognac as it warms. Taste is super smooth cognac, dark fruits, light oxidation, sherry. Soft smooth mouthfeel, very low carb. lostboyscout (3) - - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
I have drank easily a dozen of these now and I never cease to be blown away each and every time.
Smell is a mix of molasses / brown sugar, a bit of roast, and a fruity booze note that alludes to a robust spirit side of things.
Taste is a beautiful blend of a smooth, chocolatey roast, dark & red fruit along with vanilla sweetness, and the body is medium thickness and silky. mabel (10004) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
[6844-20141013] Bottle. Charred wooden burlap aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy light brown head. Soy sauce and burnt wooden toast flavour has a tar-like oil finish. Full body is especially slick. Interesting. (7/3/7/3-/14) 3.4
teddybeer (4251) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2014
Black colour with minimal and quickly dissipatig beige head. Aroma has notes of toastd malts, licorice, burnt wood, light caramel and chocolate. Flavor is toasty, some roasted hints as well, coconut and some vanilla traces, ripe black fruits, some plumbs and raisins with coffee beans. Slightly bittery final, some sweet notes, coffee and chocolate notes with a smooth mouthfeel. Homer321 (5248) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle thanks to kbudd! Took some coaxing but I was able to get a medium head, all very large bubble with a 12 inch pour into the glass. Some chunkiness came out as well. Pitch black with a light brown head. Aroma is deep, dark fudge with sweet boozy icing; light vanilla, Booze soaked brownies. Reminds me a lot of BA speedway, but with less roast. Mouthfeel is thick, with an immediate chocolate and almost inkiness taste. Not sure how to describe it, but I’m guessing it’s the grapes from the cognac. interesting. Velvety and decadent as it warms. Alcohol starts to show as you sip and is only a light warming in the ears. Pretty damn good beer, but I don’t get the cognac influence as much as I would thought. I think maybe this would be just as well served in another spirit. The cognac doesn’t necessarily compliment any imperial stout flavors on its own. Very good beer, nonetheless.
The_Osprey (9666) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
Rating #2000. 2012 vintage, black wax, bottle no 1089. Black, small foamy beige head endures and leaves full lacing. Aroma is soft malt, some musty booze. Body is medium, soft carbonation, a little foamy. Taste is chocolatey, sweet tangy dried fruits, brandy, some sweet coffee, dry finish. Very good. slimspady (218) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Dark & black. Smokey malts and alcohol. Bourbon whisky comes in at the end. Warms down the throat. Feels like a big beer. 2014 advent beer exchange. From Bryan. StilleStorm (1582) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF; Bottle 33cl. The number of this beast: 350. Pours black with a small, creamy, lacing, lasting tan head. Nose is intense, roasted malt, lots of wood and brandy, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, dark ripe fruit and leather. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a sweet lasting, heavy warming, chocolate, coffee finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. Thanks for this beast brought all the way from De Molen. k92488 (493) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2014
DWF 0.33 flaske. rett fra de molen skattekammer. The number of the beast:350. Svart med brunt skum. Sinsykt mye aroma, cognac og tree. Malt og sjokolade, kaffe og alkohol. Overraskende mild smak,Malt kaffe sjokolade, cognac. Veldig god. God og mild ettersmak. BlackHaddock (7953) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Little bottle number 1315: been saving this for a special occasion and today is the day (16th Nov 2014). This will be my 4,000th rating, do not usually have a ’saved’ beer for rating milestones, but I have broken the norm and done so this time. Coffee liqueur aroma and initial taste, it then gets a little more complicated. The very dark brew with a thin collar and mini-wisp sat in my Westmalle chalice daring me to smell and taste it: so I did. Rich and deep body to this complex and interesting brew, dark fruits, booze, chocolate, mocha, coffee, vanilla, woody, red wine and port can be added to the flavours and nose. A truly great beer.