emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - SEP 20, 2013
Tasted just later than the calvados edition. Black colour, dark flavours like chocalate but dark one. Should be amazing with a nice cigar. Beautifull beer with a caracter. Nische (2568) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2013
Pours pitch black with dark brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate with hints of coffee. Big taste with massive layers of roasted malt, rich chocolate and coffee. Prokroustis (745) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 17, 2013
Incredibly dark brown colour with a very dark brown head. Excellent intense malty aroma with coffee, caramel, cherries, black chocolate, wood, vanilla, brandy. Full, oily, lightly carbonated body. Amazing flavour with dark chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, wood, sour cherries, vanilla, hints of brandy, smoke, licorice. Extraordinary. dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Pours near black with a deep espresso head. Aroma has roast, fudge, smoke, molasses and cognac. Taste is sweet with smoke, char, roast and some fruity liquor notes. Full bodied and slick, the alcohol is a bit hot, but considering the Abv its pretty well hidden. Overall, a pretty cool beer, but pricey. Ferris (16726) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle - Sweeter calvados version. Black maroon, with a maroon head. Bittersweet chocolate, boozy heat, a bit of spice and sweet cognac. A bit of cherry in the background. Brilliant beer.
bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours a deep burnt mahogany color with a finger of khaki grey foam. The nose is sweet boozy tootsie rolls, deep plum, golden grahams and chocolate sauce. The palate follows with big boozy fruit, caramel popcorn, toasted vanilla and a long chocolate finish. Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2013 Bottle into snifter. Used motor oil pour with a thin dark brown head that emerged from the end of the pour and settled down quickly. Nose is cereal, chocolate, cognac, oak, and some dark fruitiness. Thick smooth mouth feel- sweet start, figs, raisin, into tangy dark chocolate and cognac booziness, into a coffee and cereal finish. Wow. So much going on here and it all really develops and mixes well. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thin dark brown creamy head. Huge cognac, tobacco, leather, burnt grain, and chocolate aroma. Thick chewy and sticky palate. Tastes of candied citrus, chocolate, earthy burnt grain up front transitioning to tart cognac and a green apple at mid palate and finishing dry with leather and raisin flavors. Very good. RoNo (77) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
Dark brown or almost black. Aromas of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. A mouthful is very smooth and nice and has a creamy feel bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
8.5 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours very dark brown/black with a thin dark brown head that fizzled away quickly. There’s a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit, roasted/burnt malt, booze (cognac), and bittersweet chocolate. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, except with the addition of some milk chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and has moderate carbonation. I think it’s a good brew, but at $15.99 for that little bottle I wouldn’t buy it again at that price. With that being said, I think it’s definitely worth trying.