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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2285) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2014
Bottle at CK, thanks to the crew of regulars including Gene, Travlr, gendev, solidfunk, etc. for sharing this shit! Not a pretty pour; cloudy walnut, minimal head. Nose and flavor, however, are righteously stupendous, with big sweet almond, caramel, New England real maple syrup, booze, and just straight yum. Hilariously reminiscent of the other upper echelon AK barleywine (Arctic Devil). Big, decently hot, but stunning.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Shared bottle. This is one damn fine beer. Pours a dark brown with a small head. Big aromas - cognac, caramel, dark fruits, light oak. Full body with caramel notes and dark fruits. Sweet smooth finish. The 17% is hidden so well.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2185) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Dark brown pour... Aroma of maple syrup, cognac heat, caramel, dark fruits, cherries... Flavor is sticky sweet... Almost cloying, dark juicy cherries, dates, toffee, butterscotch, notes of tobacco on palate, oak... Amazingly complex and delightful, top 10 BW ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Once again another treat shared by cparles at Ian’s. Pours mahagony with no head. There is a lot going on in this nose between the cognac, oak, fruit, chocolate, maple syrup and a nuttiness. As it opens up the cognac begins to take over a bit more and the sweetness overwhelms the palate. Full bodied, mild+ carbonation, somewhat dry at first, interesting for sure and glad I got to try this.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (1901) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2013
Fat på CBC 2013. Ett välbalanserat och komplext öl. Smak och doft av choklad, karamell, romrussin, ekfat, vanilj och tobak. Rund och lent och ligger kvar länge i gommen. Trevlig chokladbitterbeska.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (1886) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Clear dark brown with a medium sized good lacing beige head. Rum soaked raisins, sherry, oak ,sweet malty. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1753) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (1709) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Nose is caramel, brandy, brown sugar and dark fruits. Taste is caramel, honey, cognac. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Festival 2013, what a treat this was. The ABV is well-hidden, excellent cognac character percolates throughout the entire beer while still allowing a really cool English barley wine to show through. Sweet but extremely drinkable for a sweet, 17% abv beer. Remarkable.


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