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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10308) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Etched glass bottle at Nick’s tasting. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of cognac, oak, dark fruit, toasted nuts, raisin and toffee. Slight alcohol in finish. Full bodied. Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Brown pour, reddish tinge to it, and a nice off white head. The flavor is quite impressive and the ABV is hidden remarkably well. Sweet, dark fruit, cognac, brandy, vanilla, caramel, golden raisins, doughy, really smooth for such a big beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Pours dark brown with burnt-orange highlights and no head. The aroma is of dates and brandy with a hint of maple. Mega full-bodied and stoopid chewy with nearly no carbonation. The flavor offers malty notes of dates and figs interwoven with a nice, fruity, brandy component. Smooth alcohol booziness in the lightly sweet finish. Most viscous beer I’ve run across, and I’ve run across a lot of beer. Many thanks to newcigarz for sharing this world class bottle of beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adnielsen (9910) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle @ What the Funk Denver 2014. Pours an orangish brown appearance with light lasting head. Aroma is full of dark grapes, caramel, toffee, and some nice tannic notes. There’s some oxidation notes in the nose and flavor but they seem to complete the alcohol in a good way. Raisin, plum, dark grape, caramel flavor. Some heat on the back end but not that bad. By far, my favorite of the festival and a real treat. Only wish I would have had a chance to get another pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9647) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Sampled @ CBC 2013. Clear deep red color, virtually no head. Smell and taste malts, alcohol, sweetness, liquor. Full body, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 750ml ][ Texas Liquor Carlsbad ][ $35 ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 2.28.15 ]
>> Pours tepid deep amber with red highlights, weak head, ring of grayish foam remains. Nose is cherry Twizzlers, red candies. Taste is pure sugar, maple syrup, red cherry juice....pretty one note and cloying. I mean, had this next to Hill Farmstead Aaron and it was night and day. Big waste of money and very disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
750ml bottle. This is just firey booze, sweet malt, dry alcohol burn, cognac, this is not the best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours a reddish dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel and brandy barrels -- doesn’t taste that pungent to be honest. Flavour is very potent, with cognac barrels and caramel. Quite complex, considering the ABV, and the alcohol is very well-concealed. Very different for Anchorage’s typical beers. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, BenH. It pours deep brown with a tiny white head. The nose is rich, wood, vinous, brandy, cognac, stewed raisin, malt loaf, dirt, toffee, burnt cake and earth. The taste is rich, oily, brown bread, malt loaf, crystal, earth, burnt cake, screen, warming brandy booze, umami action and other stuff. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big malt loaf action. Too sweet for the likes of me.... But enjoyable in small scoof measures.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 8, 2013
[5/3/13] Draught at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. Dark reddish brown. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood and cognac. Very sweet flavor of malt, caramel, honey, liqueur, wood, alcohol and some fruitiness. Somewhat syrupy boozy body.


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