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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2015
I chugged this entire 750ml bottle by myself. It was flat, slightly oxidized and oh so sweet. Like, literally sugar water sweet. Cloying. Little to no hop presence. Sugary. Thick. Low to no carb.
Positives: booze is completely hidden. Probably due to the sweetness, but most likely also the cognac barrel aging factored in. This is highly chuggable, if you like it sweet. Iíd probably drink it again, only because itís so chuggable and gets you buzzed really quick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2455) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Deep amber pour with a slight head. Massive toffee and vanilla nose. Super caramel taste. Heavy almost syrup. Wow, this needs to be on pancakes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8965) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
Bottle - Dark sugars, caramel and a touch of wood. Deep brown with a beige head. Sweet. dark sugars, caramel and a lingering sweetness and heat. Some boozy heat, but not offensive. Some berry fruit in the long finish. Easy drinking for what it is, but not worth the crazy hype in my books.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (7463) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
750 ml bottle shared with drsordr. Pours a murky brown color with some scant bubbles. The aroma and flavor have big sweet caramel, dark fruit, Port character, smooth, no carbonation, some woody character, though I donít get much cognac barrel, I like this but couldnít do it by myself.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (1744) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pours hazy dark brown to copper with thin tan head. Nose loads of toffee and caramel malt, some fall fruit, and hint of cognac. Taste big jammy fruit, maple syrup, tastes like port. Late palate some alcohol heat. Very syrupy mouth feel. Not what I was expecting but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle pours out a amber color topped with a small head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel barrel notes and some booze. Taste is more of the sweetness toffee caramel pit fruit bourbon barrel and some vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Beautiful deep orange brown with a thick, persistent golden head. Incredibly rich malty aroma, sponge toffee, brown bread, spicy raisins, woody undertones. Can a beer smell warm and inviting? This one invokes that feeling for sure. Big chewy malty palate, sticky but not cloying with the expected malt density that the aroma suggests. The cognac imparts a wonderful alchemy to this beer, spicy and rich without being boozy or harsh. A magnificent sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2015
Really enjoyed this beer! Burnt tangerine/rusted metal/Sedona clay in color with a tightly packed eggshell head. All things sweet, spicy, and rich. Caramel, toffee, molasses, oak, vanilla, cognac, pepper, and even a little cocoa. A dessert beer for sure but thick, velvety, coating, and enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
This poured a medium brown with basically no head. Aroma was lots of dark fruit, caramel, and light booze. Flavor was sweeter than I would like but manageable, lots of dark fruits, pruney, alcohol, not very complex though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2536) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2015
BA barleywine tasting. 1. Flying Mouflan 2. BA Behemoth 3. Deal with the Devil 4. BA Gratitude 5. BA Numskull 6. Straight Jacket Reddish brown pour. Aroma of grapes, vanilla, light bookies. Sweet grape like taste with some white gummy sharks. Not worth the hype. Get a BA Mouflan.

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