ineedbeer (2154) - Oakland, California, USA - FEB 22, 2017 Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance - BLACK, thick brown head, chocolate lacing
Aroma - Coffee, brownies, vanilla, wood, raisins
Taste - Fruit, molasses, mocha, vanilla, oak, nuts, liquor
Thank you Jordan for this exquisite elixir! This beer is almost chewy, full of brandy-soaked dark fruits and soft coffee undertones. You can taste cognac in every sip, but it’s so perfectly balanced... One of Cigar City’s best. There’s no doubt that this will age wonderfully.
Poured from a 750 ml bottle.
Aroma is full of sweet chocolate notes and cognac. Light roast, tobacco and leather notes. Some raisin, fig, date and prune. Some faint anise notes. Light molasses and dark caramel notes. Hints of alcohol spice. As it warms some light lactose notes become evident.
Pours jet black with a forced, small, thin, dark mocha head that briefly appears before immediately disappearing. No lacing and fairly long legs.
Flavor is very sweet as expected with waves of sugar. Its sweet upfront, but it finishes just as sweet if not sweeter. Lots of chocolate upfront with some lighter chocolate in the finish. More roast, tobacco and leather than in the aroma. Some light dark caramel and molasses notes with hints of anise. Moderate cognac notes with some raisin, fig, date and prune notes. Some light oak and medium alcohol spice. Medium low to low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is rather full bodied and slightly creamy with medium low carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth.
Overall, this is better than I was expecting. it is very sweet, but not cloyingly so. There is a bit of roast, and other notes to break up the sweetness. The cognac is present but doesn’t add a ton of sweet notes. hackobock (4029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2016
March 25, 2016. Bottle at Himmeriget. sunevdj (4087) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Dense black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted, slight fruity and boozy with caramel, fudge, prunes, grapes, licorice, vanilla, oak, chocolate, some coffee and some warming cognac notes. Taste is intense sweet malty, slight fruity, warming and smooth bitter. Full bodied, oily and creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, prunes, figs, warming cognac, some bitter dark chocolate notes.
Good but a bit too intense sweetness.
Bottle at Hemoriden shared by Reuben. Pours an opaque black with a tiny light brown head. Very sweet with a moderate bitterness. Aromas of toasted caramel and residual sugars. Also notes of dark roast coffee and alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish with hints of lakridskonfekt. SlackerMads (3360) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget, thanks Reuben. Black with a medium sized dark brown head. Roasted malt, warming alcohol, vanilla, licorice all sorts, light coffee. Full body, soft texture, slightly boozy, long finish. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget. Opaque black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma, caramel, raisins, grapes, licorice, figs, sade notes, spicy, some coffee. Chocolate and coffee flavor, licorice, grapes, warming alcohol, slightly spicy. Very good.
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Pours viscous black with a small mocha head that leaves some sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, sweet liquorice candy and brandy/sherry alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, velvety, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, milk chocolate and dark fruits in brandy. Very sweet yet very nice with well incorperated frutiness from age and the barrel. Borup (14551) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, oak, cognac, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, spice and licorice. Desverger (11490) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Klimaet (2601) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle [email protected]
, Copenhagen - pours black with a thin tanned head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty with some great cognac prominance here, some dark burnt malty nuance, chocolate, caramel, fudge, subtle vanilla throughout. Lovely.
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of spices, tobacco, chocolate, fudge, milk chocolate, cognac, light licorice, caramel. Taste is spicy, licorice, chocolate, sweet barrel, vanilla, butterscotch, tobacco, dark fruits, sweet fruity grapes. Benzai (15624) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, honey, molasses, lightly sweetish liquorice. Taste malts, sweetish, sweetish liquorice, some alcohol sweetness, cognac BA provides some sweetness as well. Quite thick oily texture, full body, soft carbonation. Nice.