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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, big thanks to Aaron for cracking this. Thick, murky brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big dark fruit, toffee, lots of caramelized sugars into a bit of oak, vanilla, dark cocoa into lots of cognac, spirit notes with some brown sugar. Taste was a mix of nice cognac, dark bread, caramel, toffee, brown sugar into some toasted, nice dark grain, finishing fairly sweet, very smooth.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9100) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Big sweet plum and raisins, oxidization and wood. Big and chewy, lots of chewy malt. Sweet and very drinkable for its size. Oxidization, big plums and caramel. Definitely a beer best in very small amounts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9070) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
Draft at Mikkeller. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, bread, raisins, overripe dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavour is heavy sweet. Extremely thick mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Very nice, but too strong.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Pour from a 750 ml bottle at Ei8ht Ball/The Party Source. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with virtually no head. Notes of vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, oak, cake, dried berries, dates, figs, leather. A minor earthiness in the background, maybe a hint of chocolate. Good Cognac character throughout. Medium-full bodied, with low carbonation and a smooth, sweet, rich mouthfeel. The beer drinks like itís half the listed ABV. Holy smokes. Dangerously delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (8822) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8742) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Sample @ CBCí13.
Pours copper color with no head. Aroma of malts, caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour of caramel malts, nuts, some ripe fruits and chocolate. Very malty and dry palate. Nice.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (8606) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a massive treacle and cognac aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and brown sugar flavor with lots of cognac. Complex and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (8166) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
djd07 (8036) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong burnt sugar, caramel, oak, booze. Thick mouthfeel with very strong burnt sugar, oak, cognac, sweet finish. Hides alcohol extremely well, really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (7962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Bottle sample at Belmont. I got a 5 ounce or so glass. Very expensive, but a cool way to share. Pours a dark mahogany color, small ring of a white head. The aroma is big sweet malts, raisins, almost a plum pudding element, heat. The flavor is actually not very hot, sure itís crazy sweet and big, but not hot. Loads of raisins, vinous cognac but not a ton of barrel, super sweet malts, brown sugar. The flavor works well for what it is. Hell of a beast. Reminds me of some of the bigger Avery beers. Could use fifty years or so. Had it again thanks to Jeff. Just awesome. Super smooth, huge. Bumped up from 4.0 to 4.1.


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