Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A harsh roasted boozy stout. Just a decent sipper.
How: Small bottle (250ml?) at Akkurat, Stockholm.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with medium retention.
In long: First, this is truly a beautiful small bottle, one of the nicest bottle small bottle I have ever seen. Now let’s talk about the content of the bottle. Nose is boozy, very roasted, a light smoky sensation and also quite sweet. Smells like some kind of burnt alcoholised dessert. Taste is rich chocolaty, some burnt raisin pie, a shot of hard liquor, burnt cereals, burnt coconut, burnt dark grapes, weird meaty notes, a bit too much alcohol bite for a 9.6% impy stout. Full body with lots of small hard bubbles. I can’t say I really tasted Cognac per say, I didn’t even tasted barrels, this beer was like someone poured a shot of hard liquor (whisky, rum or some other liquor) in a perfectly fine impy stout. This is a decent beer but this Konjak version is by far the least interesting version of this beer I’ve had so far. I found all other versions (regular, kaggen, Swedish Oak) to be highly drinkable and I found the Konjaks to be rough around the edges, a little bottle was enough for me. Rarity hype? I was disappointed. When I ordered this rare top-rated beer I was super happy at first but then it felt like I was just slapped in the face, just like the day I was super happy to find $100 in an old pair of pants and then I was just slapped in the face because somebody was still wearing them.
jtclockwork (15268) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle - no label - thanks Michael! pours black tan head - nose and taste of cognac, roast chocolate brownie, vanilla, smoked peat - medium body
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
At Akkurat with family. Pours straight black with no Fizz. Aroma is huge thick roasted malt, chocolate, hint of coffee. Taste is thick cocoa ice cream, vanilla, coffee. Fantastic thick slow simmer. Warming. Love
chrisv10 (15779) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, oak, congac, wood and caramel. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, oak, wood, liquorice, cognac, vinous, sweet, thick and a little bitter.
rouhlas (2906) - GREECE - JUL 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle thanks to mixos. Black color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, wood, alcohol - cognac. Sweet and biter taste like aroma. Full silky creamy body with soft carbonation.
Inbreak (4847) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.04.2014, 0,25l bottle @ Akkurat Bar & Restaurant:
Small brown slightly bubbly-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, oak barrel, dark malts, dark sugar, licorice, cognac, caramel, coffee, grass, dark fruits. Taste is very sweet, dark sugar, oak, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, grass, dark roasted malts, ashtray, caramel, cognac. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice, but far from fantastic. I actually think the regular Stormaktsporter is way better.
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaska på Akkuratt. Svart som natten, inget skum. Rökig, söt doft med lite cognactoner. Komplex smak med många lager, cognac, rökighet, sötma, svaga russintoner och avslutande lite tjära. Lång eftersmak. Mycket god!
AdamChandler (4571) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle @ Akkurat in Stockholm
A - Pitch black 2 finger espresso head. Looks fantastic in the glass, nice oily sheen.
S - Really nice aroma. Sweet, whiskey liqueur and brown sugar and maple syrup with a solid espresso. A little smoke/tobacco
T - Sweet taste. Milk chocolate some burned oak and marshamallow as well as almonds. Good barrel presence with for sure sweet liquor and a little blackberry. Very well layered and extremely balanced
M - Dense oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation
O - This was an incredible imperial stout. The layering of flavors and overall presentation of this beer is remarkable.
jkwood04 (5322) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small bottle in a teku. Pours black with a small head. Aroma of roasted malts, Cognac and barrels, some chocolate, some sweetness, notes of coffee and dark fruits, and some light vanilla. Flavor the same with a great blend. Thick texture. A really good beer.
neongolden (1288) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(250ml bottle @ Akkurat..where else?, Dec 29 2014) Pours black with just a tiny ring of off white bubbles. Aroma contains fantastically deep intense dark chocolate and rich malts, smooth vinous cognac, woody, cooked blackberry and plum? Type dark fruit and an ashy roast. Palate is intensely concentrated, chocolate and dark malts with loads of that vinous cognac character and some wood, great barrel extraction. Lots of fruitiness from the cognac mid palate, dark fruit and grape, molasses sweetness. Some slight brandy heat on the finish, restrained but clear ashy roast, soft bitterness. Long long aftertaste. Medium full, oily, slightly creamy body with soft carb. The flavours are so intense and concentrated here, but the beer is smooth and elegant and easy to drink. Too easy! Phenomenal beer.
tom10101 (5559) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (250 ml) @ Akkurat. Black with reddish reflects and a small fully lasting beige head. Aroma is incredible... super complex without being too heavy, cognac is present for sure along rich dark chocolate, molasses, roasted malt and nice fruitiness. Taste is a little less spectacular, but still world-class with cognac (not overpowering), dark chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and a nice mild lingering fruity finish. Full bodied, but not too heavy. Moderate carbonation. Wow! This one is really impressive. More complex than most of the very high abv RIS while being less than 10 % abv. The balance is nearly perfect. Great RIS!