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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (5164) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle thanks to 50belair! Shared with friends. Pours inky black with a small dark black creamy head that lasts and laces well. Aroma is hugely rich, roasty, chocolate, molasses, cognac. Flavor follows, lots of chocolate and cognac, quite sweet, medium bitter. Some astringency on the finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Quite a tasty effort.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave. Wow! Aroma of roast cocoa, chocolate milk, and chocolate cake. Pours thick and black with a medium dark brown head. Taste is sweet chocolate cake, roast cocoa, and heavy cream. Perfect blend of milk chocolate taste, roast coffee, and barrel booziness. This is an absolute delight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is black, no light getting through, and no head. Aroma is very creamy with notes of lactose, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. Flavor brings out more coffee with chocolate, vanilla, and smoke thrown in. A little too cloying for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1383) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
750ml bottle thanks to Tim. Pours a dark black with the thin tan and. Vanilla and oak aroma. Vanilla big barrel booze and chocolate taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (294) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4955) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (20410) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - 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.

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