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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.22   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Aged in California brandy barrels


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markwise (4501) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2013
On draft at Halfway There Rare Beer Fest. Pours a deep obsidian color with a menacing dark tan head. Nose is roast, chocolate, cafe con leche, espresso, wood, brandy notes, and hints of cocoa. Flavor starts with espresso and dark chocolate then moves to brandy, chocolate, and finishes with wood and brandy. Balanced and medium in body, little booze throughout. Intense flavor experience all the way. Overall a terrific taste experience.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 23, 2014
Flavor is better than aroma but there is still a strong brandy note. Dark chocolate and light spice. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with low carbonation. Medium low astringency with medium alcohol warmth.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7934) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2014
Bottled 1 pt 9.4 fl oz at rlgk + Aniela tasting, USA comes to GŲteborg 2014, on October 18, 2014.
Thanks to _angst_!
Black color, small very dark brown head. Sweet, malty, grainy, cherry scent, also alcohol and wet tobacco. Sweet, dark fruits, bitter, cocoa, chocolate, alcohol taste. Roasted, bitter, cocoa aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4645) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Sinful dark black color with a thick beige head that soon vanish. Holy Maria what a powerful aroma. Rich oak, rich vanilla, fruity and chocolate. Problems with getting my nose out of the glass. Thick oily body. A bit sweet and a rich bitterness. All night long impy. Oak, rich cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, fruity and some spices. Warming well hidden alcohol.Yes man. Recomendable.
[Bottle at rlgk plaza]

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (2854)
- GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Bottle received in trade. Thank you biggsbowler! Pours viscous oily pitch black with a small dark chocolate brown head that doesnít leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, cocoa nibs, cinnamon, dark roast coffee, charred wood, apple brandy, toasted coconut and vanilla fudge. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, salty, slightly sour and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, cinnamon, moist soil, minerals, soy sauce, apple brandy and soot. Mouthfeel is round, velvety, slightly roasted astringent and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, burnt caramel, charred wood, caramelized apples, toasted coconut, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, soot, minerals and hay. Really really good but I suspect itís slightly past its prime with a roasty sourness having developed in the bottle. This actually suits the beer in some ways adding some balance to the sweetness but at this point itís slightly too prominent and I suspect itíll get even more prominent with time so drink your bottles now!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma is dominate by brandy barrels with light chocolate and spice. Pours black with mocha head that has a slight burnt amber note. Flavor is better than aroma but there is still a strong brandy note.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Outstanding mouthfeel with megalithic chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and dark roasted malt notes. The finish is sublime with with heat from the chilies lingering in the back of the mouth. The booze is not overpowering and gives way to the wonderful characteristics of the base beer while only subtlety lending to the complex sweetness and woody aspects of this stunner.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerlove231 (166) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Pours glass ruining black with no head. Nose is heavy booze, vanilla, chocolate, peppers and spice. Flavor is rich dark cocoa, hot peppers, green pepper, loads of vanilla and soft liquor.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jenhesteer (234) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours glass ruining black with no head. Nose is heavy booze, vanilla, chocolate, peppers and spice. Flavor is rich dark cocoa, hot peppers, green pepper, loads of vanilla and soft liquor.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiiruBierBeer (181) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Cinnamon raisin smell. Taste is cinnamon raisin dough covered in chocolate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (791) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Heavy darkness of motor oil pour. Little to no head, nose is booze and heavy, lots of caramel graham crackers and sweet chocolate. Flavor is heavy booze again, more caramel but little to no spice. Smooth chocolate and bitterness. Caramel and sweetness added from brandy. Wow, itís worth it completely.


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