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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4445) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at ChurchKey. Thanks everyone! Poured a slightly cloudy brown color with an almost non-existent head. Aroma was lots of candy caramel and toffee character, congnac. Flavor is similar, very smooth - almost no alcohol burn, very impressed by this sipper - far too easy to consume though as I found myself returning to this one at least one more time without thinking about the abv implications.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (7991) - , 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
750 ml bottle to taster. Looks good; semi-transparent hazelnut brown with khaki head that steadily dissipates into thin lacing. Smells good too; sweet and malty (but not cloying) with a nice cognac presence. Tastes like it smells with a great mouthfeel that drinks more like 8% than almost 18%. Some mild hops in there too. Very complex for the simplicity of its malt and hop bill. Excellent beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (10779) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
750 c&c from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of brown sugar and brandy. And oak. Full bodied. Flavor is treacle, oak and brandy. Actually has bitter notes - but maybe that’s alcohol. Apropo of that, the heat is well under control.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AmEricanbrew (5641) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Great Alaska Beer And Barley Wine Fest 2013. Hazy light brown color with tan sheen. Big cognac, vanilla, raison, toffee aromas. smooth mouthfeel with soft co2. Rich dark raison flavors with toffee, cognac/brandy, vanilla, pit fruits----carbonated Angels Share--very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1333) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2013
Pours red amber low head Aromas of butterscotchy maltyness Nice and perfect palate. Creamy, sweet lowly bitter. Great!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5641) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Pours deep brown with small offwhite head. Aroma is rich malt, sweets, oak, sweet dark fruits, cognac, alcohol. Flavor is rich sweet malts, caramel, toffee, oak, cognac, riasins and other dark fruits, some booze. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. 030513

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13812) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, wood, vanilla, rich bourbon, malt and hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2305) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
Fra fat på CBC mai-13: barley wine er godterier for greie gutter, og denne er intet unntak. Brun ravfarge, klar og fin med beige skum. Så kommer aromaen opp og jeg greier ikke vente lenger. Barley wine lagret på cognacfat, ah so smooth. I toppsjiktet denne kvelden.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3263) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Dark amber with small head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, alcohol and cognac. Flavor very sweet, malt, dried fruit, caramel, honey, wood and alcohol


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