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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Big thanks to starrdogg for opening this one. Served in a Cigar City snifter. The nose brings forward a lot of cognac along with some chocolate and malty sweetness. The flavor is really cognac heavy and a bit boozy. Lots of residual sweetness there as well. Full body and quite chewy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3297) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Rating #100 for this one. 25.4 oz bottle. Deep brown with a tan slick and a few edgy bubbles. Nose is chocolate cake, cognac, wood, raisin and molasses. Oily medium body with a sharp boozy tang. Taste is black licorice, dark chocolate, soft cognac, boysenberry and malt. Big brew but well contained.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1001) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2014
Diabeeeetus! Bottle kindly shared by kermis at the CMLSG14 cellar tasting. Pours deep black with a decent head. Incredibly boozy sweet chocolate nose and it pulls all the way through over the body and aroma. Over the top sweetness whicc disbalances the whole beer. Pity.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (2949) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at tasting. Flat black pour. Aroma is really chocolatey, dark fruits (plums, dates), very light roast, light oaky notes. Taste is very sweet, heavy and boozy, cloying fruity sweetness, port notes. Palate is rich and sweet, low carbonation, cloying. Interesting flavors, but way over the top.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4819) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the 2014 tasting in the Cellar of Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles. Pours near black with barely any head. Aroma of rich cacao, fudge, some boozy cognac, toffee and light roast. Flavor is heavy sweet. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Real sweet but excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
writerljberg (658) - Oregon, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle from Matt. Thanks! A: Huge chocolate head with surprisingly poor retention. Body is nightmare black and this one has legs to 11. N: Cognac, malted milk-balls, white chocolate, cocoa, cherry, caramel, anise, and some licorice. T: Char, sour cherry, big sweetness. Moderating bitterness, but malt and cognac are front and center. M: Thick, oily, creamy. Alcohol hides. O: Dessert in a glass. Big-sipper that has a pleasant cherry truffle aspect to it. Complex and delicious.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Armin. Thanks ma!. Pour is pitch black with a frothy brown head and decent lacing. Sweet chocolate, anise, leathery, wood, roasted malt, bourbon, toasted caramel, raisins, figs, sweet raisins, and grapes in the aroma. Taste is sweet baker’s chocolate, coffee, vanilla beans, graham crackers, sweet malt, toffee, burnt caramel, brownies, and nutty with a roasted bitter finish. Thick velvety mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Seriously tasty stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3028) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1814) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1362) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olr1984 (1048) - 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


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