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Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga - Cognac Barrel

Bear Republic Old Baba Yaga - Cognac Barrel
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Named for the witch who guarded the fountain of life and death in Russian folklore, the black depths of this Cognac barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout hold coffee, licorice, and bittersweet chocolate flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1356) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Nice black coloring and thick. Mouth feeling is full and velvety. Taste is molasses and malty. Slight hops and roasted cocoa nibs. Good imperial flavor. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (10119) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 10, 2016
BA Baba Yaga at whole foods reno. Light to moderate booze with lots of molasses and roasted malt. Coffee and chocolate secondary. Very good, if a touch hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (6678) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Draft. Dark pour with tan head. Sweet, vanilla, toffee, oak maybe cognac aromas. Flavors end sweet, vanilla, chocolate and toffee notes, cognac and barrel notes are up front.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Draft at the brewpub, served in a flight. Pours a deep opaque brown with a small tan ring for a head. Notes of vanilla, molasses, fudge, soy, dark fruits, licorice, oak, and cocoa. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sticky, slightly oxidized mouthfeel. Uneven, and a bit sloppy. But still has some intrigue.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2016
On tap at the BD in Chalfont. Poured a black color with a small sized tan head. Smells like someone was chewing a popcorn flavored jelly belly jelly bean and blew into my face - lots of buttered popcorn (which was not present in the flavors).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Daft at the brewpub. Pours deep brown with a creamy off-white head. The nose has tangy dark fruits, toffee. Medium sweet flavorbwith decent alcohol kick, more toffee, burnt bread, earth, raisins. Full bodied with fine carboantion. Warmin finish with some toasted toffee, scorched earth, fruitcake, more raisins, figs. A little rough but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VsXsV (3929) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2016
Draught at Bear Republic. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, chocolate, toffee, caramel, light butter and coffee. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, chocolate and coffee. Bit sour from the dark malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Not very elegant, but OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Sample on tap at the brewpub. Dark black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is very woody, lots of cognac, rich boozy raisins. Taste is roasty, boozy, fruity. Palate is full bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ctipping (1349) - Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2016
32 oz. growler. Black body. Smells of huge amounts of cognac. Sweet fruity cognac. Strong sugary aroma. Almost sickly. Some coffee roasted malts. Tastes of equally strong cognac up front. Like a sweet red wine with intense oak. Raisins and dark fruits. Then strong coffee malts and bitterness take over. Boozy, but not really heavy. An aggressive beer in all other respects, though. This was a struggle, but it was interesting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4587) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2015
On tap at APEX (3/15/15). Black in color with a decent sized tan head. Aroma is of brandy, port, oak, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste is of oak, prune, dried cherries, port wine, roasted malts, and licorice.

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