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RATINGS: 158   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (791) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2015
If you do not like sweet beers you should stay away from this. I love sweet BWs so this is right up my alley. Fairly thick dark brown pour with thin off-white head. Nose of sweet malt, fruit, light coconut and vanilla. Taste follows the nose. Not as much "barrel" as you would think in terms of wood and vanilla. Sweet with ABV higher than what it tastes like. Mouthfeel is syrupy and thick. Some mild hop bittnernss. Huge beer that some should love and others will think it is too much.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber/brown - offwhite head. Wow - fantsaticly smooth, Rather high malty, sweetness, raisins, licorice, ok bitter hoppy bite, caramel, light bretty, lovely sooth wooden, dried fruits, toffee. Super...

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
3rd May 2013
CBC. Light haze on this amber beer, no real head. Palate is soft and a little viscous. Mild minerals. Rich sweet malt. Toffee - slighly burned. Nice touches of dry wood and vanilla. Sweet cognac. All comes together in to a big old sumptuous treat of a beer. Best in fest for me! Fabulous!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewje41 (1052) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle pour at the Brouwers event. Pours dark brown with a dark fruit, boozy raisin aroma. Very bran flavor, and very smooth. No way this is 17%. Drinks easy. Great stuff. Love it.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prufrockstar (1353) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Huge thanks Matt for buying the bottle over my objections / requests to split it. I owe you. Dark brown clear pour. Beautiful. Cognac, caramelized brown sugar gone so far that it’s almost burnt; dark brown sugar, toffee, figs, plum, so much dark caramelized sweet goodness. Like you know what I want and don’t give a damn about subtlety. So here we are, in the mikkeller sour room, taking an impromptu tour back to where the kegs and bottles and cold rooms are because beer people are fucking good people (shout out to John, the bartender, and Matt again, the friend/bottle purchaser), and how fucking objective can I even be about a great intense fucking monster of a beer amidst so much a coolness of experience? Some day, I may find myself in possession of a bottle of this (ha) and some day I may put blinders on and try to objectively forget this prior experience, and maybe then id say some bullshit about this being okay and strong and hot and boozy and blah blah blah. But tonight, this is awesome. Fucking awesome. Big and sweet and rich as fuck, but that’s what I expected, that’s what I wanted -- a larger than life beer for just the right night.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
baraciisch (2208) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
conway (1872) - - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby with thin wisps of off white head. Aroma is dark fruit, toffee and brown sugar. Taste follows and adds caramel, butterscotch and toast. Thick, rich and syrupy. Dead flat. Alcohol heat is present but very reasonable for the Abv. This beer is completely insane.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2919) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2013
On tap at Brouwer’s Hard Liver 2013. Really glad I got to try this one -- it was something else. Murky, muddy brown, with a tan head. Booze, caramel, some tart cherry, and gobs of brown sugar on the nose. Huge flavor that covers the 17% beautifully -- I really couldn’t believe the abv was that high. So much malt in here -- the flavor just explodes with dark fruits (overripe cherries), molasses, some seafoam candy, maybe a bit of cacao -- unreal that this much complexity came from a single malt. Huge, and very, very tasty -- I’m quite impressed!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (12348) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a nice beige head. Fruity aroma, toffee, caramel, cognac, prunes, dades, vinous, floral notes, raisins, brown sugar. Malty prunes flavor, lots of warming alcohol, dades, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, cognac, woody notes, vinous. Huge bodied. Vinous caramel flavor, toffee, caramel and warming alcohol. Huge beer!


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