wombat23 (1838) - Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Shared 22 oz. bottle. 2015 edition. Pours dark brown with a dark tan head. Aroma of cognac, fruit cake, roasted malt. Taste is cognac, roasted malt, licorice, fruit cake, brown sugar, ash. Boozy finish. Strong stuff. darbeer75 (1046) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2017
Aroma: rich, roasty, boozy; Appearance: pitch black with creamy tan head; Taste: slightly harsh up front but lots of complexity with roastiness, coffee, booze; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: quite good but not my favorite variant. Capa (3500) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Black with a dark head. Boozy, sweet chocolate, warm brown sugar, toasted, molasses. Full bodied. (2015 in 2017 at the tasting room) Bule (2274) - California, USA - OCT 4, 2017
22oz bottle pours a dark dark brown color with a bit of beige head. Delicious balance of the hops with the cognac.cognac a little hot.
portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle shared by dalzale. Pours oily black brown with a tiny mocha film. Aroma is burnt chocolate roasted malt soft black licorice. Taste is bitter black licorice burnt roasted malt some soy and hidden chocolate and burnt marshmallow. Palate is full dry and warming. Solid
nimbleprop (8815) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2017
22oz bottle pours an oily black with some spitty, tan head. Nose has malt, toast, booze, heavy chocolate and toasted marshmellow and a little maple. Flavor has smoke, wood, maple, birch, chocolate, toast, mild specialty grains. Full bodied, sticky finish. radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2017
22oz bottle at the DC Ratebeer tasting. Poured a pitch black, motor oil color. Small tan head. Aroma was dry, slightly hot cognac, coffee notes, chocolate, some light brown sugar, roasted malt notes, vanilla. Flavor was smooth for the ABV. DuffMan (10733) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Bottle shared at RBAG Summer Gathering 2017. Near black, soft khaki head. The cognac is mellow but present in a balanced way, allowing the base impy character to express itself itself. dfearnley (2341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 15, 2017
Beer shared at RBAG 2017. Thanks Tony. solidfunk (9444) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Aroma of cognac, raisin, currants, and chocolate. Sweet brown sugar, cognac, currant, and prune.
Roast and lots of yack like 2pac bravado. Dry dark chocolate and nut. Black pour with good head and lacing. Btter and boozy finish. Bottle.