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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
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This dark rich ale is incredibly complex. Notes of dark fruit, caramelized sugar, toffee, raisins, and black pepper play against a sweet vanilla flavor from the oak and a round satiny finish from the hint of brandy left in the wood.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crossovert (6934) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Assuming this is the cognac one. Had it on draft. Notes of balsamic without the sourness, very deep and complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - JUL 13, 2013
On tap. Very sweet nose of brandy, sherry, and a hint of bready malt. Dark, clear burgundy in appearance with a foamy head. Taste of brandy, raisins, hint of cloves, coriander, and sweet pastry finish. Light, refreshing body for a quad. Good brew.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Sampled at the Bistro 7th Annual Barrel Aged Festival on 11/10/2012. This abby quadruple pours a medium dark brown color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, brown sugar, wood and vanilla. A medium to full bodied quad. The malts are fruity, caramel, toffee, brown sugar and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. Nice sipping beer. Very smooth. Hints of brandy with some alcohol. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dogfishho (588) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at the pony bar in Hell's Kitchen. There isn't a lot there on the aroma. Some mild stone fruit and candi sugar. On the palate there's more complexity with apricots, raisins, root beer, and caramel. Tasty but not as complex as I'd hoped. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2279) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Deep ruby and plum colored pour with a thin bubbly off white head .... aroma is of dark fruits/plums, light oak a little brandy and some caramel malts with sugar .... taste is of dark fruits/plums, dry oak, caramel malts, light brandy and vanilla with a little peppery bite ... mouthfeel is smooth and lightly creamy ... finish is dry and very dark fruity with a little warming booze to it .... tasty stuff

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1259) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 7, 2013
Pours black with a brownish tint and a small white head. Aroma is muscovado sugar, raisins, caramel, dried dates & figs. Taste is figs, dates, muscovado sugar, raisins, caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2013
On tap at Kickbacks, pours a dark reddish brown with a thin off white head, the aroma has a ton of sweetness with candy sugar mixed in with some oak and dark fruit, the flavor has a decent amount of dark fruit and caramel with some of the fruit coming through in the finish, nothing crazy but pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Teammetzger (2) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
Notes of dark fruit, strong raisins and plum. Very tasty and a good beer to sit back and take your time drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4276) - Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle shared by Dallas, thanks
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, brandy and dark fruit. Flavors of woody, brandy, oak and brown sugar
Nice and easy drinking

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2228) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Poured from a 375ml bottle. Some hot alcohol, dark stone fruits, prunes, plums, raisin, warming. Very tasty quad. I like the brandy treatment to this beer.


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