Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a small brown ring. Aroma is full and complex brandi, chocolate, light roasted malts and latte/mocha. Taste is brandi, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a nice well balancing bitterness and alcohol warmth. Nice full bodied and creamy texture round out this great beer... Perfect to pair with pancakes for breakfast. andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Pours an opaque black with no head. Aroma is sweet apple brandy, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some faint oak like notes, and a touch of licorice. Flavour is coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, faint alcohol, dark dried fruits, and a nice velvety mouth feel. rxeight (3319) - Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Tiny ass 250 bottle courtesy of Bobby Dale. Bitter euro stout malt. Has some sweet and boozy in the nose. Tastes is a sweet and bitter very dark stout. Has some apple brandy sweetness but not bet overpowering. Had this next to the cognac weasel and this was much better and retained a lot more of the barrel. Advocate_Ames (636) - Steubenville, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours black with an espresso brown head that dissipates. The foam ends up sticking to my glass. The aroma is full of noticeable semi sweet brandy with mild to medium coffee scents, rich chocolaty notes, and there is a defined aroma of sweet roasty malts. In tasting I picked up on pleasant sweet booze from the brandy, bitter cocoa, weak possible coffee flavor, medium roasted malts, with the addition of sweet crystal malts, and lastly there is a mild rauch like taste. The finish is short but dominated by the boozy dryness with sweet undertones of malts and bitter chocolate. Overall what a great beverage this is. The only thing I?m not crazy about was the intimidating booze character and yet to my surprise it did not impact my palate much. Still nonetheless this is on beverage to sip and a great one to try. Beerhunter111 (23256) - Beerland, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2014
Schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Geschmack sehr intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade. Wunderbar!
Westchesterco (2274) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Poured from a bottle and shared it is a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is coffee and calvados. The taste is coffee and chovolarte with the wonderful finish of the boozey calvafod Iphonephan (7474) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2014
From an 8,5 oz bottle shared in Bozeman MT. Pours black with a tan head.Aroma of oak and figs. Flavors also include coffee and a hint of chocolate. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Smooth, slightly boozy finish. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, and calvados aroma. Oil black with minimal head. Sweet dark chocolate, oatmeal malt, and calvados flavor. Body lighter than I would have expected. Still nice. Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Pours black with low beige head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, alcohol, coffee, sugar, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Creamy texture. A bit acrid. Dusty. Overall: Boozy. Heavy. Pretty good. tom10101 (6297) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle (250 ml). From Kevin, thanks! Black with a small beige head, reddish reflects and little lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, apples, vanilla, fruits, wood and boozy notes. Taste is moderately sweet with roasted malt, marshmallow, chocolate, wood, vanilla and apples notes. Warming finish. Full bodied. Low/moderate carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Wooden finish. Very good RIS. Well balanced. Nice barrel treatment. Less sweet than I though it would be.