oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, alcohol, sweet stinging notes of cognac with some mild coffee and roasted notes. Flavour is quite much the same. The cognac and alcohol makes it rather too much stinging sweet. TBone (17533) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled (Drink Shop, Tallinn)Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2012
Dark opaque black color, small brown head. Licorice and alcohol. Full-bodied. Licorice, dark malts, some cognac. Alcoholic finish. Nice anyways although I prefer Calvados version of this a bit.
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of coal, roasted malt, liqurice, burnt, chocolate and alcohol. A flavor of liqurice, roasted malt, chocolate, bitter and alcohol. keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Poured into a snifter from an 11.2 ounce bottle with no date.drpimento (3638) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2012
A: Pitch black body with a dark tan, almost brown head that looks menacing. Great looking beer.
S: The civet coffee still comes through with some booze aroma of cognac and oak. Not sweet, nor dry, rather earthy smelling.
T: This is intense, cognac, roasted coffee, and oak hit all at once with a boozy finish. I’m not sure what to make of this as it’s a rush of a lot of flavors at once and as a person who doesn’t drink cognac I’m not used to the flavor.
M: Thick and syrupy, no carbonation to note, though that’s for the best here.
O: This is not worth the huge price (~$15 or so for an 11.2oz) to me, then again I’m not a cognac drinker. This is very intense though and I applaud them for making this interesting beer even more so.
A come-to-jesus beer. Poured at a good temperature with a perfect thick, foamy, blllowy, brown tan head that slowly subsides and lots of lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, roast, dark ripe fruit, yeast, booze, coffee, cocoa. Flavor’s like nose with sweet, bitter, and tang all large, but proportional. Body is full, lush, and just right with exactly perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, fairly long, and a bit boozy. Taking big swallows and diggin’ it. Lawd a-mighty, one fiiiine ass beer.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle poured into snifter. Dark opaque black in color, virtually no head. Could’ve poured maybe a little more vigorously but almost no head, what’s there is paper thin and dark brown. Aroma is great; dark roasted malts, leather, booze, hints of earthy hops, wood, booze. Very typical of the finest imperial stouts. Intense. Taste is very interesting. Plenty of dark roasty malts, surprisingly thin bodied upfront for the style along with some sweetness. Medium is somewhat fruity; dark cherry, figs, etc. The warming alcohol comes near the end along with a nice dry hoppy bitterness and just a touch of coffee. A very diverse, unique taste. Don’t pick up too much cognac but I admit that I’m not really familiar with that spirit. I wonder if this bottle lost some carbonation though. Good overall. Would be interested to try another. bytemesis (8397) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Last beer of the evening, unfortunately may have suffered a bit from numbed taste buds... Pours clear black, with a very small brown head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is strong with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol. Taste is very strong coffee backed by chocolate and caramel. I don’t really notice the cognac directly, but I do get a warming alcohol finish. Very nice Habanero (4680) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2012
Bottled. Pours opaque with a small, tan head. leaving a good lacing. Nose of roasted malt, coffee and cognac.Sweet flavor with coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla and notes of cognac. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry and with alcohol notes.
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pour is completely black with a thin beige head that quickly fades into nothingness. Aroma is of light booze, coffee, and burnt sugar. Flavor is very sweet, almost cloying, with cognac and coffee throughout. Sticky and syrupy mouthfeel. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2012
250ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, oak, slight cognac, coffee, roasting, vanilla, light tar, light char, and a hint of alcohol. Poured pitch black in color with a small, brown head that greatly diminished and disappeared, but lasted around the edges. Opaque. Sparkling. Flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, slight alcohol, vanilla, light cognac, slight roasting, and slight char. Medium body. Thin, oily texture. Soft carbonation. Medium sweet, slightly bitter, malt, roast, cognac, light vanilla, light alcohol finish. 10.9%ABV is present throughout.