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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This beer is a blend of at least five different beers, including Hot Blooded Foreign Stout, Puppy’s Breath Robust Porter, and several vintages of Warmer Winter Winter Warmer. These beers were aged in some cognac and brandy barrels before being blended together.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, thanks to Armin for sharing this! Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin brown head. Really a lot going on in the nose and not necessarily in a muddled way. There’s some barrel characteristics, some booze, wood, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. A bit of grape and plum fruity in notes in the flavor along with oak, spicy brandy, and caramel. Interesting brew but a bit hot.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
This poured out of the bottle with no head. It had a rich deep mahogany red color when held against the light. The aroma is full of ripe fruit, vanilla, molasses and alcohol. The flavor is dominated by sweet alcohol barrel flavors with some vanilla, ripe plums, dried fruit and more alcohol in the finish. This is not really a subtle use of a barrel. It leaves a long burn on the tongue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1044) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Larger sample pour from bottle of flat murkiness with a huge barrel presence, dates and figs and darker fruits up front with smooth caramel notes. Flavor a rich, caramel and chocolates with plenty of darker fruits. Moderate barrel presence. Well made and aging pretty decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5432) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and abv. Flavor is Sweet chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Medium body with good carbonation rbwg

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Malt dominated. Coffee, chocolate, caramel and toffee.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3946) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Frank. Notes are old as fuck tasting. Apple brandy booze, plums, fig, and wood. Smooth as hell. Sticky and rich with a full mouth. Enjoyed

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (13202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Murky amber pour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and raisin aromas. Some milk chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, and vanilla. Flavor has lots of different sweet characteristics, but nothing really works that well together. Sweet chocolate covered raisins, caramel, and vanilla. Some mild roast and spirit, too. Weird.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10809) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of cognac, brandy, chocolate, toffee, molasses and oak. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - Big and boixy mollasses. Jet black thin head. Big but milder than the nose, spicey and a really long finish. Molasses and spice with a bit of burn.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Sample size. Pours a very dark brown to black with no head. Nose is deeply malty, some whiskey-ish notes, and fruitiness. Very sweet flavor, also pretty bitter. Pretty big body, viscous, oaky dry, low carb, with a warm finish. Complex, well-integrated, warm, and just damn tasty. Really enjoyable, happy how this one turned out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3537) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with bubbly edges. Nose is fudge, molasses, oak and fruitcake. Hot, kind of thick, with a sexy buzz. Tastes like it smells; chocolate and booze, wood and raisin with smoke. Super sipper.


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