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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cognac Barrel Aged Really Tasty - ale brewed with honey.

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4.1
marcus (10671) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
On tap at CapTap. Pours near black with a nice tan head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a full- bodied complex flavor that includes dark molasses, chocolate, vanilla and cognac. A really nice version.

4.2
bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 14, 2017
Tap at Cap Tap. Pours very dark brn/blk with a slight tan head. Aroma is chocolate and brandy. Full + body. Flavor is chocolate with something like honey and really, really smooth dark malt. Brandy isn’t heat, just brandy. Digging in can reveal some musty woodiness. This is friggin super delicious.

3.8
ineedbeer (2255) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is fairly sweet and malt forward with lots of chocolate, dark caramel and toffee. Lighter honey and roast notes. Light oak notes with moderate cognac notes. Some raisin, grape, cherry and prune notes. Light alcohol spice. Pours black with dark brown hues on the edges and a medium sized, medium thick, light mocha head that shows nice retention as it slowly recedes to the edges where it lingers. Moderate lacing and medium long legs. Flavor is moderately sweet with a lot of chocolate, dark caramel and toffee. Much like the aroma there is some light roast and honey notes, but also some leather and tobacco. Light oak notes, but quite a bit of cognac character. Some light alcohol spice and moderate bitterness. Quite a bit of fruit with raisin, cherry, prune, and grape being most prevalent. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly silky with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer but I think the cognac character comes through a bit too strong. Lots of dark fruit and grape notes kinda overwhelm the rest of the beer in the flavor. The alcohol is well hidden and the malt profile is nice though.

4.5
Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 6, 2016
courtesy of Arnaud Lambert - hazy and very dark brown beer; no head retention; pungent and fairly woody with notes of Cognac and honey, walnuts; some sweetness, full-bodied; fairly bitter; long chocolatey finish with notes of vanilla, Cognac and honey; apparent alcohol - opulent

3.9
Ferris (16499) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
Bottle - Dark Chcolate and molasses with some fudge. Jet brown with a small light brown head. Cocoa and dark notes with a touch of booze with a nice long finish. Nicely done.

4.4
fiery1 (1665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
750ml bottle @ Alex’s. Pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head that dissipates to the edges. Nose raisins, huge cognac, and hints of wood. Flavour is warming cognac, slight roast, also hints of vanilla and cocoa. Semi sweet with a boozy finish. Glad I have a second bottle of this!

3.5
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
Courtesy of Brian
The color is almost black, small head. Mild aroma, some roasted malts, almonds, a bit too much booze, hint of chocolate. Moderately sweet, the high alcohol percentage cuts through it; dark malts, some dark chocolate, marzipan, nuts; the cognac seems to give a too high boozy feeling.

4.1
lupulist (354) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
Pours a very deep dark brown colour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of oak, toffee, and a hint of leather. Tastes fairly sweet, with a lot of caramel and citrus. Delicious, and all the flavours mesh so well

4.2
mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2016
750mL bottle, pours black / dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is intense on the cognac, with decent heat, and some lightly sweet caramel. Flavour is intense and complex, with loads of cognac, sweet caramel, some honey and booze. Wonderfully balanced, with lots of cognac and heat, but tastefully so. Complex and deep. Delicious stuff, despite a bit of harshness.

3.9
chinchill (5314) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2016
Large shared bottle Master B.A.R.T. in Atlanta. Very nice barrel aged stout aroma and flavor. Moderately strong barrel aging effects leave more cognac/whisky than wood in the flavor. Smooth and full body.


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