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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle, Cabana de GT, brown pour, off white head, nose is boozy, taste is rich caramel, whiskey, wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1607) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared at RBWG. Amazing BW. Murky brown pour. Molasses, tobacco, toffee, cognac. Covered mouth with richness. Smooth for being so huge. Wow!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This brew is nothing short of fantastic....period. Huge vanilla, molasses, oak, brandy-ish. Could’ve sniffed that glass for quite a while. Flavor is more booze and a blast of dates, plums, and raisins (sweet but not cloying).....and yes the heat is there too right till the end. The warming aspect was very appropriate. Too bad I don’t have more bottles of this big boy....really top-notch brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2525) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Pours a deep dark brown with a thin mocha head. Taste is toffee, caramel, cognac, malt. Taste is sweet, malty, cognac, vanilla and oak. Definitely a sipper, so good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1887) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Color is amber solid head. Aroma of grapes and oak. Taste is thick toffee ?? with lots of barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle: Batch 2. Deep brown, ruddy copper pour, quickly fading beige head & collar. Aroma is full of huge booze, cognac, floral notes, Apple skins, phenols, tainted caramel, anise, heavy candy sweetness. Flavor is huge caramel candy, melted toffee, anise, licorice, plum, burnt brown sugar, insanely thick mouth feel. Like melted egg nog, heavy boozy finish. Wow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (778) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
2013 December batch #1 bottle. Dark brown mahogany pour. Aroma of mild spirit, alcohol, oak. Taste is mild hop bitterness and fruitiness up front, then big burnt caramel and brown sugar, mild oak, prunes and dates with a honey sweetness (almost port like). Very drinkable for the high abv. Thick and syrupy. Lovely Barleywine- sweet and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (6800) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
750. Thanks, Sean! Much obliged for sure. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a dense and creamy tan head. Big barrel character on the nose for sure, tons of jammy, berried, fruity, slightly vinous quality layered over the top of toasty caramel malt, nougat, soft chocolate, and other sweet notes. Sticky thick heavy body with sluggish carb. No sign of the booze anywhere; truly a magic trick, or a feat of beer engineering, or something. Smooth and creamy--not unlike drinking a cognac that has been transformed somehow into a beer liqueur. So soft and approachable and completely without any hint of boozy sting. Long mild sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours light brown, dark red. Smells sweet of caramel, vanilla and Candi sugar. Tastes thick with a lot of sweetness, hints of apple, molasses, a bit of peat, and almost no alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2015
A- pours a murky caramel brown with a thin tan head. Good lacing. S- lots of roasted grains, vanilla and apple cider. Molasses as well. M- medium to full syrupy and oily body. T- so sweet and cloying. Lots of sugar cookies, vanilla maple, honey and toffee. Tootsie rolls and grains. Cognac fills the middle. Ending does dry out quickly with some minerals, grass and hoppiness.

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