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RATINGS: 182   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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beersighted (131) - - JUL 14, 2014
With a sweet nose, this cognac barrel aged Barleywine is loaded with sweet toffee and rich dates. This boozy friend will treat you well all night then take you home.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craigís, huge thanks to BenH. Pours dark brown, nose is reminiscent of PX, dates, bready, raisins, caramel, taste is rich caramel, sherry fruits.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
48FanInCali (817) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (7999) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (14468) - 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 (18174) - , 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 (1354) - 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 (1501) - 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 itís almost burnt; dark brown sugar, toffee, figs, plum, so much dark caramelized sweet goodness. Like you know what I want and donít 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 thatís what I expected, thatís 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 (2301) - 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 (2024) - - 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.


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