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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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
b3shine (6503) - Indiana, 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 (12298) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (4654) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour that I brought. Brown pour with tan head. Super sweet, malt and dark aromas. Sweet malt, oak, I guess cognac tones. Very smooth, no ABV in sight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (952) - GREECE - OCT 1, 2014
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013 (ok I m rating it only one festival later :p ). Amber-brown color with small off-white head. Aroma was malty caramel, dried fruits, vanilla?, wood and light alcohol (cognac?). Taste was sweet and light bitter, caramel, fruity wood and light alcoholic. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation. Impressive how well the alcohol was hidden. Great!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2014
Pour murky dark mahogany, with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, slight marzipan, barrel, wet wood, slight booze, plenty of barrel. A little heat, but nothing like 17% abv. The taste is super sweet, with some roast notes to it. oily n’ thick body, with a semi flat carbonation. ork’ satme!!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
2013 December batch #1 bottle. Dark brown mahogany pour. Aroma of mild spirit, alcohol, oak. Taste is mild hop bitterness and fruitiness up front, then big burnt caramel and brown sugar, mild oak, prunes and dates with a honey sweetness (almost port like). Very drinkable for the high abv. Thick and syrupy. Lovely Barleywine- sweet and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Shared at RBWG. Amazing BW. Murky brown pour. Molasses, tobacco, toffee, cognac. Covered mouth with richness. Smooth for being so huge. Wow!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (583) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle. Deep burgundy hue, burnt orange at the edges, with a thin tan head. Aroma has impressive complexity for a SMaSH beer. Caramel, toffee, overripe oranges, vanilla, toasted coconut, brown sugar, marshmallow. Flavor is fairly sweet but displays much of the same notes as the nose, along with maple syrup and more pronounced orange peel and toasted oak. Some noticeable citrusy hops as well. Creamy medium-full body; tingly carbonation. Alcohol is noticeable, but definitely less noticeable than 17 percent. Very tasty stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
John25 (1031) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle. Dark ruby red/brown. Sweet and syrupy with completely hidden alcohol except for a warm long finish. Dark fruit, toffee, toast. Incredible mouthfeel. Overall Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shigadeyo (3246) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Vanilla, milky caramel, slightly nutty (hints of hazelnut), gets more complex as it warms. Cloudy brown color, bubbly beige head. Sugary and sweet, dates, honey, dark fruits in the background, real toffee in the finish. Complex and delightfully drinkable. Nearly cloying and warming, but no alcohol can be tasted at all. Full body, smooth and milky, slightly creamy. This is definitely a dangerous beer. It?s truly a "deal with the devil."


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