gunnfryd (15281) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, cognac, malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, cognac, malt, hop, chocolate, licorice. Very nice beer. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2013 Deep black body, thin khaki head, nice collar, Nose is earthy coffee, oak, cognac, chocolate, and roast. Oak, earthy civet coffee, cognac, chocolate, and caramel come through in the flavor. Medium bodied, a bit thinner than I was expecting--I think the barrel mellows out the carbonation and adds some tannic texture. Light earthy bitterness in the finish. daje (4535) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle picked up at Toft Vin July 2012, saved for esp0r&dajes Rate #1000 Celebration :-) Enjoyed with good friends, esp0r, edvard and simonsen at our yearly cabin trip, the same place I rated my first beers a couple of years ago and discovered the friendly & helpsome ratebeer community. How fitting! This could be poetic, but luckily I’m not a good writer.It pours very dark brown, looks black in the glass, with tiny brown oily lacings.
Aroma of coffee, cognac of course, roast, vanilla, earthly hops.
Good viscosity, dry for being so strong. Strong coffee taste, cinnamon (sorry esp0r :) ), alcohol notes, licorice and wood. It’s all good and life is nice. Lovely lasting roasty and dry aftertaste with some cocoa shining through. Amazing stuff. esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2012 #Live rating#
My rate nr #1000. Bottle shared by daje at the daje & esp0r reaches #1000 rates session, at Hallangen 2012. Pours jet black with a thin tanned head. Smells roasted malts, coffee, toffee, vanilla, hints of booze and cognac. Heavy sweet, sirupy texture, dominated by the coffee, some liquorice, cognac that warms. Medium to heavy bitter, nice coffe. Super smooth, the mouthfeel is superb. Totally å complex rich beer where the barrel aging is merging with the fantastic coffee flavors Simonsen (1321) - NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Drukket på hytta til dag. Fantastisk god øl fra mikkeller. Heftige smaker av kaffe, Cognac, mørk sjokolade, frukt og lakrissal
KingCecil (2088) - DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle @ home.... a gift from Karin :).... It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head..... The aroma is roasted malts, cognac, dark fruit and chocolate..... The flavor is so nice! wood, coffee, cognac, roasted malt and chocolate....Love this! ..... freekyp (2408) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Mikkeller knocks one out of the park with the Weasel on Cognac barrels. Pours pitch black with a wisp of a brown head. Tiny bubbles in sparing quantity lend a creamy full mouthfeel. No lacing but lots of alcohol legs. Black licorice minus the sugar and whisky arrest the senses. Bitter and woody with an oak dry finish highlighted by a light smack of cognac. Some sweetness balances this beer, which is more about the interplay of the intense roast character than the cognac barrels. Amazing. Sip it. Iphonephan (7283) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2012
From an 8.5 oz bottle. Pours almost black with a thin dark tan head. Cognac, raisins and red fruit in the nose. All of the favors come alive in the mouth with a bit of alcohol burn. Bitter alcohol lingering finish. HonusWagner (2223) - Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2014 Quite underwhelming, given my expectations coming in. A bit of an unpleasant fishiness in the nose, and too cigarette ashy. The taste is an improvement but still not wholly separable from those negative elements; chocolate, a vague notion of cognac, a touch on the sweet side. I liked this a lot less than the other BGBW varieties I’ve tried. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2012
Thanks to Chuck for sharing! Poured deep garnety-brown with not much head sticking around. The aroma was warm with nice, moderately-roasty coffee and chocolate topped by bright Cognac barrel and a touch of green apple.. warmth brought out another level of malt complexity. The flavor was more focused on the coffee, and it was good stuff.. Cognac gave light apple and warm peppery accents.. roasty coffee and peppery alcohol on the long, memorable finish. Heavier-bodied and slick on the palate.. coating and well-balanced.. I enjoyed it.