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Bear Republic Cognac Barrel Old Baba Yaga

Bear Republic Cognac Barrel Old Baba Yaga
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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.92/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (5798) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Awesome beer at Apex. Pours a pure black color with a small white head. A hot sugary cognac nose. The flavor is sugary sweet nastiness in all the right ways: raisins, massive barrel o’ cognac, some heat, vinous. Licorice. Wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (295) - , California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at festival. I loved this beer right from the beginning. It has a really well balanced set of aromas that bring together the raosted malts and the sweet notes that some from the cognac barrel. Molasses, coffee, burnt caramel, very sweet with long dry finish. It was just exactly what I was looking for that day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5941) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
On tap a O’Brien’s, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out cognac notes, and roasted malt. Flavour brings out cognac liqueur, roasted malt, and dark fruits. Quite full-bodied and fairly liqueur-oak. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1570) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Wow! What a way to end a night after an insane Phish show they ended with ’Bold as Love’! Smells like cognac dipped chocolate, no joke. Bit of roast in there as well, but lots of wet cognac barrel. Pitch black. Flavors burst out with licorice, chocolatey roast, and burnt firewood. All of this is then blasted with a huge wet cognac barrel coating that floats above the flavors, doing it’s best to blend, but somewhat takes over. It’s okay though, this is a beast, and meant to be one! Epic night!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Big cognac barrel aroma notes on the nose, dark roasted malts, dark bittersweet chocolate, dark fruit. Dark fruity alcohol notes. Pours black, tan head, thick viscuous. Flavors of dark chocolate, dark malts, dark fruit, big cognac barrel, brown sugar, vanilla, sweet alcohol, oak. Lingering cognac, some alcohol heat. Huge beer, lots of booze, lots of flavor. Probably not the best beer to end the evening with, wow.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (690) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a dark brown color without much head. Great cognac aroma and flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Dark brown pour with a small off-white head. Nose of cognac, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and caramel. Dark fruits, light roast, cocoa powder, coffee, and alcohol. The flavor is a little bit boozy. Big cognac, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol. Roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and some coffee. Kind of hot on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
On tap. Dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Really good cognac, vanilla, chocolate and caramel aroma and taste with a robust roasted grain finish and a medium bodied oily palate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4099) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Tap @ The Noble Fir... Poured pitch black with a moderate light khaki head. Nose had lots of oak, spirits, dark fruits, and roast. This tasted amazing. All the complexities here melded together, were harmonious and delicate, and nothing was unbalanced. Roast, dark chocolate, sweet malt, toasted sugars and grains, wood, vinous grapes and raisins, caramel and toffee nut. Lots of booze with a bittersweet molasses thing going on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 9, 2013
On tap at the Olde Depot. Pours with a black hued body and a small tan ring. Aromas are big and fudgy with barrel, cognac, raisins, prunes, dark fruits, ashy, pipe tobacco. Flavors are roasty, dry, raisins, barrel, licorice, complex oak and barrel notes, lots of tannin and dates. Big, fuller bodied, medium carbonation. Grapey tannins surround the finish.


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