deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to Theis! Pours black with a dark brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has combination of strong roasted malt and coffee with a strong boozy calvados backing. Flavor starts with booze and dark chocolate with a thick roast and coffee finish. kraddel (9321) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
split with 77 ships
pours pure black, no foam
very thick mouthfeel, coffee,boozy, bitter, heavy in the mouth. aftertaste is chocolat and coffee BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Smells of alcohol an burnt, sweet malt. Pours pitch black with brown head that quickly disappear. Sharp taste of alcohol but also coffe, burnt malt and sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Very good and very interesting beer! Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Black liquid. Tan small head. Coffee, apples and alcohol in the nose. Taste is very different from the smell. -Alot- of chocolate, with coffee and vanilla. You can definately feel the calvadosbarrels in there. Some fruityness and alcohol toward the finish. Underjoath (10) - - JAN 31, 2013
Poured from bottle, 2011 vintage. Pours dark molasses with nice dark tan head that dwindles to a nice thin head and maintains. Aroma is full of coffee, roasted malt, bourbon, and chocolate. Tastes of chocolate with a nice bitter coffee finish. Not too prominent of a bourbon note but present nonetheless. Mouthfeel is spot on with a light burn in the throat.
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2013
A - Dark black with a bit of brown with a finger of frothy chocolate-khaki colored head. Fades normal.
S - Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, oak, apple brandy, molasses, black licorice, caramel malts, milk chocolate, some booze.
T - Dark chocolate, roasted coffee, oak, apple brandy, earthy hops and some bitterness, black licorice, molasses, caramel malts, milk chocolate and vanilla, some booze.
M - Full-minus bodied with mild carbonation. Super smooth with a sweet, roasted, and warming finish.
D - Really nice balance. Great complexity added by the calvados barrel aging. BOLTZ7555 (3028) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle acquired at the Pizza Port bottle shop. Onyx pour with dark mahogany edges and a tightly packed but whispy latte head. Rich mocha, java, espresso, Starbucks, and vanilla rise from the glass and invade the nose. Raisins, plum, more fruity pear and wood are present as well. The flavor is abundant and reminiscent of chocolate covered Kona coffee beans I had in Hawaii. Still not as eye-popping as I remembered the non-BA version. Delicious and glad I had a chance to try. sebletitje (10475) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2013
25cl bottle from Geers.
Noire, brune foncée, col moyen moka laissant un filament doré au verre.
Arôme est agréablement bien dans les tons de café, grillé avec un profond bouquet malté, chocolaté, et un boisé Calvados restant assez en retrait.
Palais est épais mettant en avant le malt qui met un profil généreux et chocolaté en avant. Le café ajoute ce côté grillé/torréfié sur une pointe d’épice assez agréable. La Calvados est bien là, le tout étant assez épais en bouche procure une agréable de réchauffement couplée avec un boisé limité épicé. Une fine pointe d’amertume s’immisce en fin de bouche procurant juste cette touche de citronné qui est directement suivie par le malté chocolat et le café. Petite bière sympa, un peu cher et qui au final manque juste ce petit extra pour pousser ma note un peu plus haut. Ratman197 (15604) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Nip bottle poured a translucent dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of plum, raisin, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light vanilla and light calvados. Palate was full bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oak, roasted malt and light calvados with a smooth lingering chocolate finish. pushkinwow (2961) - Ottawa, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
250ml bottle. Very very dark brown with a slight ruby hue, hints of a brown head but disappears to nothing. Definitely sweater and more alcohol then the original, somewhat vinous, rosted and slightly charred malt, dark fruit, some anise, once again some hints of tobacco, some oak. Full body with mild carbonation, viscous, quite bitter with hints of 85% cocoa. Alcohol and bitterness overwhelm a bit on the finish and oddly enough it almost seems thin on the finish (which is strange with such a full body). Still glad to have tried this though.