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RATINGS: 180   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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (2021) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2015
Shared bottle by a friend. Poured an chesnut Brown to dark Amber clear colour with a slight off head. Notes of sweet caramel malts, barley, burned caramel, raisins, oak, figs, slight subtile cognac notes, taste is incredibly thick. Lots of cognac with a bit sticky mouthfeel. Very complex. Incredible. Not dominated by the barrel. Lovely!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trevor211 (1408) - 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 (13159) - 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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2698) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Pours reddish amber with minimal tan head. Aroma of sweet cherry, figs, brown sugar, cask. Very sweet port flavor with light balancing bitterness, some butterscotch in there as well. Full bodied and creamy with low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (2489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Ett riktigt elegant öl. Fullpackad med söta smaker av romrussin, fat, söt tobak, vanilj, creme caramell och cognac. Kraftig med värmande alkohol som snarare lyfter smakerna än stör. Välbalanserat, komplext och lent. Ett underbart öl.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lilja (2071) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (3446) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. A total of 3 samples. Pours slightly hazy deep amberish copper with a small brownish golden head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, charred wood, raisins, figs, prunes, cognac, roasted nuts, alcohol, moist tobacco and hints of cocoa powder. taste is sweet and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, cognac, charred wood, vanilla fudge, raisins, figs, prunes, roasted nuts, hay, moist tobacco and hints of dried cherries and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny fruity tart with biscuits, caramel, sweet dark bread, raisins, figs, prunes, roasted nuts, charred wood and hints of cognac. Served way to old but as it warmed up the beer revealed itself to be a wonderful, dense, incredibly heavy barley wine. Intense and with a sting of cognac but the 17% are nowhere to be found which makes this a very deceptive beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (5598) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Rating #2500! Keg @ CBC. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is red apples, toffee. Rich cotton candy. Some heath bar candy. A bit of toasted nut and wood, general spices. Expressive aromas. The taste is deliciously supple and rich. Lovely thick toffee and caramel. More caramel-dipped red apples. Only mildly boozy. Nice spicy hop accents. Chestnuts. Full body, soft. Never overpowering. You’d never guess this was 17%. Overall, a fantastic beer. For me, it was the beer of the festival. I’m glad to have tried it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2657) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Multiple samples at the Festival 2013. Pours a rich copper caramel color with a trace of khaki foam. The nose is sweet but inviting with caramel, toffee, raisin, coconut covered dates. The palate follows with a nice full round mouthfeel but slick in the finish and not overly sticky.. nice notes of tootsie rolls, malted chocolate, toffee... damn the alcohol on this one is well integrated and not hot whatsoever ! Delicious.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4189) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep ruby/burgundy/mahogany with a thin khaki head. Aroma of vinous distilled wine and oak with mellow fruit. So smooth and drinkable. Not too heavy on the oak or booze. Well rounded with noticeable cognac and sweetness. Nice fruitiness with toasted notes, fruity simple syrup, and a light grainy finish. Unbelievably good.


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