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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle at City Beer. Nose is a strong malty, boozy, vanilla combo. Very much reminds me of Thomas Hardy. Seems to be a bit oxidized with a vinous character. Like fruit roll ups sort of. Pour is a murky brown. Minimal off white head. Taste is straight amaze-balls! A moderate vanilla and cream character up front. Strong fruitiness after that. A lot of cherry. Just a wonderful malt, bready taste rounded off with a sticky sweet character. Oxidation doesn’t really come across on the palate. Medium mouthfeel but a bit low of carbonation. Not flat but close. Just a light his when the cork came out. Leaves a sticky sweetness on the lips. Definitely a bit of boost in the finish. A light warming in the ears, but doesn’t seem 17%. Well made on that aspect. A wonderful delight.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2015
batch 2 bottle. thanks ww. this was a very yummy barley wine. lots of nuanced dark fruit, and cognac flavors opened up as this beer gradually warmed up in my snifter over the course of 40 mins or so. fairly rich, but not overly so, melted toffee and caramel malts. medium to thick mouthfeel. a pleasure to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bacterial (2281) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Deep amber pour with a slight head. Massive toffee and vanilla nose. Super caramel taste. Heavy almost syrup. Wow, this needs to be on pancakes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at a tasting event. From notes. Boozy with caramel, oak, rasin and dark fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beechner224 (957) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2015
Bottle for bday from dan. Pours is super Amber, cloudy. Aroma is super dark fruits, sweet, smooth. Taste is sweet, smooth, boozy, but no burn. I would never guess the abv, it is super well hidden. This is really good barleywines.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (5087) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ CBC 2013

Pours dark reddish with a tiny head. Aroma of tart notes, hints of wood, oak and malts. Taste is smooth, malty and wooden with hints of syrup, oak, cognac and vanilla. Finish is malty and warming with loads of wooden oak notes, hints of tartness. Nice, quite balanced and tasty barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
CBC. Hazy brown witha lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 030513

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11553) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Tap @ CBC 2013.
Pours lovely chestnut brown with a small, creamy film head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, toasted, vinious, port, oak, raisins and plums. Low carbonation, lovely dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, light sticky caramel, oak, sherry, plums, apples. Warming but never sharp. Exqusite balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14384) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 - Session 1. Pours dark amber with a creamy, yellow-beige head. Nose of caramel, dates, figs and toasted bread. Big sweet flavor with moderate bitter earth, leaves, rich and nicely toasted sugars, sweet bread, raisins and other ripe berries. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish (much, much less than you would expect given the ABV) with rich, darkened sugars, some bitter burnt toast, lots of ripe fruits. Great beer. One of the festival’s best.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlackerMads (2222) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Sample at CBC 2013. Clear dark brown with a medium sized good lacing beige head. Rum soaked raisins, sherry, oak ,sweet malty. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation.


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