dnstone (3701) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Deep amber color with slight white head. Boozy, syrupy sweet aroma with light cognac tones. Syrupy-sweet flavor with raisin and cognac notes.
Notes: Bottle at ’t Arends Nest thewolf (12940) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.thebeertourist (5188) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Slight fizz as the cap opens. Pour is just a thick oily liquid. No head is formed at all. Murky red brown. Very complex oaky and boozy aroma. Lots of cognac notes (naturally), deep toasted caramel, light marzipan, alcohol, raisins, plums. Very low carbonation, extremely oily palate. Flavour is more elegant than I feared. Sweet yes, but with enough alcohol and oaky dryness to (almost) balance it. Alcoholic yes, but with a good malty base to secure it’s not overpowering. Caramel, prunes, raisins, marzipan, oak. A very nice sipper, but it is still very sweet and perhaps it could have been done with less alcohol. Both of which detract from an otherwise wonderful experience.
On tap at ’t Arendsnest. Dark reddish brown with almost no head. Lovely marcipane and fruity aroma. In the mouth marcipane is followed by dark fruit and chocolate. A wonderful beer. phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle 302/624, courtesy of RasmusOtt. Pours amber red with no head. Aroma has toffey, caramel, vanilla, dates, berries, strawberries, biscuity malts, port notes, dry fruity cognac notes, honey, dark syrup, melasses. Taste is sweet caramel and toffey, lots of residual sugar, some alcohol, dates, sweet raisins, honey, slight hop bitterness along with a hint of alcohol. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, I’d reckon this beer to be 11-12% had I not known better. 2-27-11 RasmusOtt (2913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Pours redish brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, sweeter ripe fruits, some hints of alcohol, dark sirup and some port. Taste is very sweet and have the same stuff from the aroma. Adding some honey, dates and very subtle cognac notes.
gunnfryd (15490) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Patricks. Dark amber colour with no head. Aroma is sweet, berrish, alcohol, malt. Flavour is sweet, berrish, alcohol, sugar, wood, cocnac. Full bodied nice beer. Meilby (11791) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle 180ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, KristiansandSigmund (8024) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown no head. Aroma has notes of barley, sweet malts and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet with a long sweet alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
180 ml red-waxed capped green bottle, as De Molen Mooi & Machtig Cognac B.A., courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Bottle No. 027 out of a batch of 624 bottles. ABV is 17.4%. OG 1150, FG 1030. Brewed 9. Oct. 2009, bottled 20. Sept. 2010. Bittering hop Premiant, final hop Czech Saaz, 51.3 EBU. Cloudy brown colour, low off-white head. Strong aroma of malt sugar, molasses, alcohol and cognac oak barrel. Very moderate carbonation in the glass. Very sweet flavour, with malts, molasses, alcohol, fortified wine and oak galore. The bitterness seems very moderate. A bit too far out on the sweet side for my taste, but definitely worth sampling. JorisPPattyn (10118) - BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2011
Clear cola colour with small yellowish head. Exploding alcoholnose, old brandy barrels, oxydation, and fruity esters. Quite sweet, alcoholic, fusels, peardrops, pineappleester, brued van de grecht/ pain à la grecque . Very sticky, even cloying, oily and vicious. Oh, and some alcoholwarming... Very sweet BW, powerful, but in its range, certainly worth trying. lassem (660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2011
One of thees neet small bottles from Molen sealed with red wax. Bottle numbered 561. The pour shows that there is no carbonation - only an edgy beige head are left behind. The body is redish Brown. The nose is sweet and complex. Lots of raisins and old apples fallen from the tree. Strong alcohol notes but above that are sweet alminds and marzipan. This beer is strong and it shows - but at The same time it is sweet as hell. Apples, caramels and sweet malts. Use This as a dessert beer. Would go well along with some hardcore cheeses. Low carbonated palate with a syrup-like feeling. Long sweet finish.