Gerbeer (3337) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
250 ml bottle. Pours black with no head. Aromas of rich woody malts, brown sugar, and liquorice. Flavours are similar but even richer. Smooth cognac adding complexity and balance. Hot - more than one would expect for the ABV. But incredible,
VertBaconStrips (2361) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dead computer = lame phone review. N: candy, apple, weak molasses, grape juice, stellar succulent roast, admitting that the beer has been in my glass for 3hrs. T: bitter yummiest, sweet yet stiff roast - very malty. Rich, smooth, light pepper like burn, pungent plum, other hard roared things. Very good 3 hrs ago and very good now. Thanks to someone for this beer.
Fred82 (2154) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Pitch black with very small head that is very short lived.
Aroma : Roasted malt with some tar and ashed. Strong spirit notes with hints of dark fruits and light spirit sweetness. Light piny hops. light smoke.
Taste : Roasted malt with piny hops. Big coffee with light dark (very dark like over 90% cacao) chocolate. Finish persistent and fairly warming. Big cacao notes with coffee and hops.
Palate : Fairly soft carbonation. Warm palate with medium sweetness.
Overall : Quite interesting. Maybe a bit strong on the spirit notes. Nice malt complexity with great cacao and coffee notes. Finish is a bit warm. Great but I think it would have been improved if blended with a bit of the regular stout to bring down the spirit barrel notes to a more balanced level.
angelkostvo (1191) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black color, no head. Aroma of cognac, chocolate, anise, cocoa, dark fruits, vanilla, smoke. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, cognac flavor. Medium body, oily slick texture, flat carbonation. Really complex.
Kingi (638) - - AUG 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
aroma is roasted coffee. black beer dark brown small head. taste is light roasted, coffee, light sweetness. finish is a cognac type of alcohol slightly sweet burn. Very good but not bestest for me.
k0mpsa (2617) - Tuusula, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from kris wines, london. Black color, nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice, wooden barrel, chocolate. Roasty taste, licorice, coffee, full body, hint of cognac at the end.
GothGargoyle (2508) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black with a good chocolate head that leaves some nice lacing. Aroma is cognac, wood, smoke, chocolate, Brazil nuts, soy sauce. Oily mouthfeel, sweet and salty on the palate with a lot of umami on the finish. Taste is soy sauce, unagi, salty chocolate, cognac, leather, salty liquorice, mushroom soup, chicory, hint of vanilla and roasted chestnut. Complex and unique.
HenryXXX (204) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black with a brown head. The nose is anise, spice cake and booze. The pallet is very complex. It starts with a fennel and black licorice and rolls into a boozy peak and finishes with a smokey oak flavor.
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Leighton (19558) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Bruce’s - London. I got this one at Kris Wines. Pours black-brown with a thick, creamy brown head. The aroma holds a bit of peat, ripe dark fruits, raisins. Medium to big sweet flavor, a bit of alcohol, subtle charred malts, more raisins and other dark, ripe fruits, bitter cocoa, torched wood, earth. Medium to full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Warming finish, lots of semi-sweet chocolates, plenty more ripe dark fruits, moderate dirt bitterness. Good balance, nice depth.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Svart farve med lite beige skum.Lukt av malt, sjokolade og kaffe. Smak av malt, lakris, kaffe og cognac. Cardinal.