Cuso (8933) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2013
Bottle from Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Almost black color with minimal beige head. Flat, no carbonation. Aroma of dark chocolate, plums, ash, oak, cognac. rasted taste with espresso, dark chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, salted licorice, raisins, ash, caramel, dry hoppy bitterness, oak, notes of cognac. Alcohol is evident, but in pleasant warming way. Very delicious beer for bleak autumn days. kraddel (8733) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 19, 2013
Bottle at home
Pours black , small and fading dark brown head .
Smell isnt very cognac . Oaty , burnt malts and bitter
Low carbo , smooth taste . I do get some cognac now ! Very subtile , oats , cognac , sweet and bitter , burnt malts ,.. WAY better than the basebeer ! Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2015
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 3 Oct 2014) Black colour with brief, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with chocolate, black coffee and a touch of oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, cacao, oak wood, gentle flavours of cognac and a solid coffee bitterness in the finish. Almost full body, with just a touch of sweetness (drier than expected). Solid and well made imperial stout, with a gentle cognac character in the background. Very nice. Cunningham (8273) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Hermod (8213) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2012
Appearance: Black color with a small beige head that. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, fruity and cognac.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a some bitterness. Creamy carbonation.
Taste: Slightly sweet dark chocolate. Fruity and some wood. Well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A real winter warmer fit for our arctic weather.
Personal stats: Bottle at Førtito Bar & Bowling in Sarpsborg, Norway
5cl sample from bottle @SBWF12. black in color with a brown, head. Vanilla, fudge and roasted malty aroma. Wood, alcohol, dark chocolate and roasted malt in flavor. Not as good as the Highland nor the original version. Alcohol coming through much more here. Also quite sweet.
Marduk (8206) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2012
Tap @ SBWF 2012. Pitch black color. No head, flat. Roasted, oak, cognac, malts in aroma. Very mellow flavors. Perfectly balanced between oak, wood, cognac, roast and malts. Very very nice beer. TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Bouteille de 250 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de céréale grillée avec une pointe da vanille. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5085) Sigmund (7820) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2012
250 ml bottle, kindly shared by Odland. Sampled at room temperature. Pitch black colour, creamy brown head. Strong aroma of cognac oak barrel, some roasty notes too. Well rounded flavour, roasty of course, dark chocolate and coffee, the cognac and oak are there, but not overwhelming. Excellent beer. Nisse666 (7780) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, alcoholic, coffee
AP: pitch black, stouthy head
F: thin body, heavy alcoholic, dry sugary feeling, Geokkjer (7643) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours jet black with a brown head. Aroma of wood, smoke, roasted malt, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some smoke, peat and congac. Medium to full body, average carbonation.