DrDrinkAll420 (9) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
another great creation of "mixing it up" along with Extremely Rare..... dark amber in color, huge boozy smell of Brandy and Cognac , Thick bodied , notes of vanilla and hazelnut stick to you’re tongue long after tasting ....not to Overwhelming for a 15%er , great to enjoy now but will most Def Age well. a Beer i must say even the Pope would Choose..! Cheers
tcon25 (179) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2015 Draft pour at brewery, absolutely amazing, one of the best beers I have ever had. Dark almost black pour, barrel aroma, such a smooth beer, I don?t have many words to describe this beer.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with friends. This bottle was an absolute treat! The mix of cognac and brandy flavors really compliment each other. There was actually a smooth chocolate type flavor happening as well. Hope I get to try this again.
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an extremely good ale. Seems more like a barrel aged scotch ale. Sweet, earthy, and smooth.
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daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reddish brown pour, no head to speak of. Nearly flat. But in this beer it works and works very well. Tons of the barrel notes come through without being harsh, some nectarine/peach flavors, toffee, brown sugar, vanilla. This is really damn tasty.
50belair (2806) - Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to Hopscotch. Cloudy brown pour with absolutely no head. Mild brandy/cognac aromas. Uber sweet with luscious caramel, dark fruit, and velvety smooth booze notes. Very good mouthfeel. A little below the Mendoza line with regards to carbonation, but it works well with this barley wine. Solid body and balance. Bravo...
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle and draft day of release i will say the bottle was room tempt and it was very bozey shared from taster thanks denver. i will rate the draft it poured a auburn red brown no head very murky nose was leather basement resin and booooze very bozey taste was nice carmel vanilla slight hop backend dark skin cherries even a little smokey great beer good job...
mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible aroma, appearance, taste (very bold but balanced), and warming mouthfeel.
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XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Chris, Big bourbon, vanilla, barrel notes. Taste is caramel, booze, light vanilla, flat, but great.
olr1984 (1233) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle drank on new years eve. pours a dark hazy brown with zero head. Big brandy and oak aroma. taste is the same with lots of vanilla toffee cognac. great beer.