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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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There are 1011 Billionaires on planet Earth as of this writing. We guess that most of you, like all of us here at Clown Shoes, aren’t even close to being on that list and yet dream every now and then, billionaire dreams. Our fourth anniversary beer was crafted to make you feel wealthy: a sweet, rich and heavily malted Barley Wine Ale brewed with English yeast then aged in European Cognac barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 19, 2014
VERY Ennglish...from the lack of hops, to the yeast, to the lighter than most American brews barrel character. I’ll admit to hoping the cognac would come through a little more, but it was still very pleasant. A good but not great carmelly toffee and vanilla and fruit barleywine. Best attribute was the lack of heat for such a strong beer, and the silky smooth body. Won’t be back at $16 a bottle, though. More cognac, please :)"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ICEatALAMO (924) - Troy, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. The pour is a nice caramel and amber color. The aroma is a big barleywine, some hints of toffee. The taste is rather smooth. I don't get any of the cognac barrel at all though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jesterdeal (1842) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Bruce and Dan. Aroma is wild. Cognac is definitely there, slight olive, caramel, toffee, and belgian chocolate. Pours brown with a small beige head. Taste is nice and nutty with toffee, malts, caramel, light chocolate, brandy, and graham cracker. Very nice English Barleywine. I was impressed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1714) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy brown, with a tan head. Aroma is brandy, malt, fruit, raisins, and brown sugar. Flavor is malt, caramel, brandy, fruit, and alcohol. Fairly heavy body, with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2240) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy cooked orange, light dough and broth for the yeast, with toffee, faint anise and pepper. Head is small, frothy, creamy light tan with spotty lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy medium brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and light acidic, then finishes lightly bittersweet and lightly acidic. Palate is medium to full, oily, with a soft carbonation and moderately alcoholic finish. Excellent slow sipping Barley Wine with a huge malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1369) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Pour is dark chestnut with ruby edges and a light brown head. Nose is lots of caramel and dark fruits, a stale herbal note and a bit of booze with a hint of metal. Taste is similar, lots of caramel, brown sugar, some dark fruits, heavy alcohol and a bit of an off metallic note in the finish. Very full bodied and chewy with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gendv138 (1192) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
My 1000th RateBeer rate! 22 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Hazy dark amber with almost a finger of off-white head. cognac, caramel, dark fruit. Tastes of cognac, dark fruit, raisins, caramel. toffee, candied fruit. Full body with a dry finish. Low carbonation, thick syrupy mouthfeel. Cognac feels well integrated and not over the top. Pretty smooth for the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle at RBSG 2014. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s bottles! APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable off white head. NOSE: caramel, sweet, aged hops, herbs. TASTE: very sweet, aged hops, herbs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1506) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUL 8, 2014
Pours red/orange with a tan head. The smell is caramel, fruit. The taste is as it smells a very smooth, mellow barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2014
Bouteille 66cl @ RBBSG III, courtesy of Thirstybird. Cuivrée presque acajou, col moyen beige. Arôme est fruité noir rappelant les figues, malté modéré sur un léger caramel avec un bouquet Cognac très discret qui est presque imperceptible si ce n’est pour la description sur la bouteille. Palais est malté, caramel, léger Cognac (ici aussi ne brillant pas par sa présence), sec avec un fini raisin. Collant aux lèvres de sucre résiduel. Le niveau houblonné est un peu perdu dnas la masse avec juste qcq notes houblonnées nobles? ajoutant de l’amérisant.

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