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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lmndrsn (25) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2013
Wow, oh wow. On draft at Hawthorne’s. Incredible aroma. Vanilla, oak, little bit of maple syrupy sweetness. Looks like used motor oil, minimal head. Tasted like coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and sweet smoke, almost closer to a bourbon then a beer. Full, burly body, beautiful finish.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (1038) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
750 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a used motor oil viscous pitch black with a medium/dark brown head that falls to a thick collar, leaving no lace in its descent. The aroma is great. There is a heavy hitting sweet malt with a touch of light booziness. The back end produces a little molasses or brown sugar with a nice cognac sweetness to wrap it all up. The flavor is really good as well. There is a lovely sweetness up front and then the roast really takes over. There is a light booziness that is detectable underneath the dark fruits. The cognac keeps a little sweetness throughout, and I'm liking how it doesn't impose other barrel flavors. The mouth feel is incredibly thick and viscous. It's softly carbonated and carries a wonderful thickness all through the back. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet with a nice malt backbone ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988 (423) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is sweet, frosting, malt, chocolate, coffee, barrel, cognac, maybe brown sugar. Appearance is black, brown head and very thick. Taste sweet, cocoa, dark fruit, barrel, roasted yet nearly burnt malt, the aftertaste is burned. Otherwise barrel is also prevalent without much booze. Mouthfeel is real thick, great carbonation and the flavor lasts. Overall, a very very enjoyable offering.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tricyclist (1063) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Not sure how I don’t have notes for this one. Poured a black snifter with a reddish head. Nose was dark chocolates, rich and bitter with sweet cognac aromas and smooth caramel. Flavor followed with plenty of smooth cognac paired with coffee and chocolates again. It was seriously one of the better beers I’ve had in my opinion.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RasmusOtt (1599) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle shared @ Bottle @ Ølkonsortiets sommerfest 2015. Thanks Svend and Morten for bringing this! Pours motor oil black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet cognac notes, dark fruits, liquorice, weak smoke, toffee, butterscotch and vanilla. Taste is sweet and has weak savory notes in it. Lots of vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits, sweet cognac and almost some weak cherry notes to it (might be from the Cognac). Another black hit in my heart from CCB!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phredrik (1023) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ ØlKonsortiet summer shananigans. Classic Cigar City imp stout look, jet black with a huge dark brown head. instant 5 in appearance. Loads of roasted malts on the nose, intense roastiness, soy, liquorice and notes of fruity cognac. Taste is full on roasted malts, bitter chocolate notes, a bit of very nice sourness from the intense roastiness, which gives notes of acidic coffee, topped off with slight hints of the cognac. Barrel aging not very in your face, but leaves plenty of room for the complexity of the malts. Not as sweet as I feared, this is a lovely beer!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOLA_DK (375) - DENMARK - JUL 22, 2015
Bottle share. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Slightly dusty aroma, but dark fruits, coffee. Very full body, slightly acidic from the burnt malts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2310) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Pours a inky black like motor oil. Slight brown head. Aromas of dark fruits, vanilla, molasses, fudge. Taste is sweet with a light boozy heat. Body is medium thick but not as thick as expected. Very slick and silky smooth.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1621) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Art. Poured thick black with no head. Aroma sweet salty vanilla choc cognac. Light carb med bod. Tastes sweet choc malty loads of barrel still

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (701) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Bottle pours black with a medium light brown head that diminishes.Aroma of cognac, malt and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt, cognac, and a bit of black cherry. The finish is cognac with a lingering chocolate aftertaste overall very good.CHEERS!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared with Dany, Rudy, Eric, and my wife at Be Bap in Montreal. Pours a deep midnight black with no real head. Smells of warm chocolate brownies, cocoa. Light wood, warm brandy, chewy brownies . Rich, smooth, nicely balanced.


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