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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3402) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar, San Fran. Ruby color with some soft Carbonation, no head. Aroma is layers of thick dark fruits with a strong note of cognac underneath. Holy hell the mouthfeel is sticky sweet with the cognac being a lingering element. Very low alcohol in the flavor, extremely smooth and only a light warming sensation after the sip. Warming alcohol on the tongue after the sip is gone. Really like drinking a nicely aged brandy. Would cellar very well

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4123) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22 ounce pour at the Beer Trappe. Big sticky caramel toffee brown sugar barley wine that is pretty awesome at such a high abv.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2289) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2013
On draft at Humpy’s. This is the easiest drinking 17% beer that I have had. Burnt sugar, caramel, toffee, raisins in the finish. So damn good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (5567) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear copper/mahogny, light to medium beige head. Sugary, nutty, caramelly malt aroma, some herbal hops, alcohol extremely well hidden. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Sweet, medium bitterness.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6858) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
On tap at CBC, pours a reddish dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel and brandy barrels -- doesn’t taste that pungent to be honest. Flavour is very potent, with cognac barrels and caramel. Quite complex, considering the ABV, and the alcohol is very well-concealed. Very different for Anchorage’s typical beers. Great stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisv10 (11331) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Tap @ CBC. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, toasted and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, toasted, little toffee, medium sweet, hop, little caramel and warming.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6703) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pouring at The Festival in Portland with Kramer, Andrew, and J-Dadmond. Pours a hazed brown with a thin white head. Big sweet plum and raisins, oxidization and wood. Big and chewy, lots of chewy malt. Sweet and very drinkable for its size. Oxidization, big plums and caramel. Definitely a beer best in very small amounts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draught @ Brouwer’s Café during Hard Liver 2014:   3oz pour, big and sweet, boozy, some caramel, but not as complex as last years.   Rich fig/dates, lots of heavy raisins, bready... did I mention sweet?   Not as Cognac like as last years, that one had more barrel aging.   This one just seems super big and sweet, albeit its not too cloying.   Good, big, and strong, bit less barrel aging.   Still happy to have tried it tho.   Perhaps next time we can get some bottles to age...


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iphonephan (3528) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at ChurchKey. Pours a clear cola brown with a scant off white head. Aroma of caramel and fruitcake. Flavors of candied fruit soaked in cognac. Smooth and boozy finish. Nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with almost no head and a massive treacle and cognac aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and brown sugar flavor with lots of cognac. Complex and tasty.


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