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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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So, what you have here is an imperial sweet stout aged in cognac barrels. It tastes like finding money in your coat pocket with hints of your bag being the first one out of the carousel at baggage claim. It’s good.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (263) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Bottle share at Proof courtesy of scotchzi. Deep opaque black with dark chocolatey head, which held decently. The thickness of this beer makes it have great legs on the glass. Not much lacing though. Heavy dark chocolate arom with some good coffee notes and a great earthy wood with a touch of boozey notes as well. Taste is of very rich malt with a warm booze (cognac?) presence being noticable. I get more coffee on the tongue than in the nose. Slightly silty mouthfeel, very thick body. Yummy!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1507) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle: thanks, Mike! Super dark, thick, & black, much like most of the stouts from Cigar City. Super-deep, burnt tan head on top, quickly dissipating into a tiny collar around the black brew. Insanely "thick" aroma - huge & robust. Notes of oak soaked in vanilla & sweet booze... Creamy & milky with lots of cocoa, sweet brandy, mild licorice, more oak, & a faint sense of coffee beans in the back-end. Malty, sweet, boozy, & oaky. Taste is just as huge with notes of lightly bitter & roasted cocoa beans with an underlying creamy sweetness, brown sugar. Black licorice, currants, milky caramel, baker’s chocolate, light oak, & a sweet brandy-like booze to close things out. Some mild espresso, char, & burnt brown sugar in the finish. Overall very sweet, heavy & robust. Would be tough to plow through 750mL solo, but damn this stuff is tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Sampled out of a 750ml bottle at a tasting. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, a good amount of chocolate, and strong cognac and oak and vanilla. Flavor a great blend of all of these. Thick texture. A really good stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody cognac and sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody cognac chocolate finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1548) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is boozy cognac with some roastiness, chocolate and lactose sugar. A nice sweet flavor and just enough booziness. Damn good!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (918) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2013
750 at my place with group. Pours straight black. Aroma of fig caramel awesome awesome, reason, barrel. Taste is fig fig awesome, good booze, and suit black malt. Finish is long and fig. Mouthfeel is full and great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theis (13288) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - brown head. Oiley, high malty, chocolate, smooth body, wooden, dark chocolate, nice burned, light boozy notes, mineral notes, dried fruits. Lovely balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2013
Bottle at Papsoe. Pitch black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and dried fruits with notes of licorice and cognac. Roasted finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Smells like cognac w some sweet chocolate. Really sweet on the palate like drinking some Hershey syrup shit. Not bad I guess? Holy fuck these hypes though.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of molasses, black licorice, cognac, chocolate, maple syrup, and roast. It pours a dark brown with no transparency and a small light brown head that quickly fades to a thin ring. The flavor starts with chocolate, molasses, and cognac. The finish light roast, light vanilla, and maple syrup. It’s full bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.


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