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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Barley Wine aged in Cognac Barrels.

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4.1
Lore (2898) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 10, 2017
hazy brown colour, moderate sized dense beige head; aroma of walnut liqueur, dried plum and cherry, slight vanilla, (green)apple, brandy, as well as woody notes; taste of dried plum and cherry soaked in alcohol, slightly burnt plum jam, burnt sugar, cognac or brandy notes, hints of apples, tannines and spicy alcoholic aftertaste; good one!

3.8
Rasmus40 (21989) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2017
Bottle from Boxbeers. Hazy very dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, makty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and cognac. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. Oily. 041117

4.2
jesperhammer (4919) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2017
14-OCT-2017, bottle @home, present from Mads, thx.:-) Murky dark amber with a tan head. Cognac, dried fruit, vanilla, alcohol. Full, sweet. Nice.

3.9
alteregoo (1748) - Kalisz, POLAND - OCT 5, 2017
Piana średnio obfita, lekko sycząca, szybko opadająca do chmurki. Barwa miedziana, opalizująca. W zapachu słodowo, karmelowo, do tego trochę rodzynek i starego chmielu, beczka w postaci delikatnej waniliny i koniaku w dalekim tle. W smaku dużo lepiej - słodko, likierowo, jest melasa, krówka, migdał, są suszone owoce, wosk pszczeli i sporo rozgrzewającego koniaku na finiszu. Goryczka nieduża, ziołowo pestkowa. Lekko oleiste, lekko szorstkie, pełne, choć nie gęste w odbiorze.
Jest bardzo dobrze, ale warto poleżakować to piwo, wydaje się, że czas działałby na jego korzyść i odczucie alkoholowości znacznie by spadło.
Ps.
Kwas izowalerianowy oczywiście znika po kilku minutach, w miarę "oddychania" piwa po przelaniu do szkła...

3.8
chrisv10 (18498) - DENMARK - SEP 2, 2017
Bottle, 12%. Hazy dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, dark fruit, oak, vanilla, little cognac and wood. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, oak, wood, little cognac, little dry, warming, sweet, notes of alcohol and plume.

3.8
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2017
Bottle 12ish at cropredy 2017 Saturday... Dark brown. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Boozy sweet toffee fruit.. Juicy fruits.. Soft sweet toffee malts fruits

3.8
Fin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle picked up at Beermoth, Manchester, consumed at Fairport Annual Reunion, Saturday 12th August 2017. Dark brown with a filmy beige head. Lots of sweetness on the tongue, and a real boozy follow up, this comes back down the nostrils.The cognac really plays a big part, it’s very noticeable. Soft in the mouth, nice carbonation, heat shows again, fruity, it’s a good beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

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superspak (6015) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 27, 2017
375 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy dark brown color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, biscuit, and floral; with lighter notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, nuts, herbal, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, cognac barrel, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, biscuit, and floral; with lighter notes of vanilla, chocolate, toffee, nuts, herbal, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal/peppery hop bitterness and cognac/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apricot, pear, apple, orange zest, caramel, brown sugar, brown bread, toasted oak, biscuit, floral, vanilla, chocolate, nuts, herbal, pepper, and yeast/oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, cognac barrel, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness and cognac/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from bitter/oak spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky/tannic, and slightly slick/syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden; fairly warming, with minimal barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is a great English barleywine. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, cognac barrel, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Pretty much perfect balance between barrel, malt, and fruity yeast flavors. A bit more hoppy/drying than I’d prefer for the style; but this will definitely age really nicely. A very enjoyable offering.

4.1
Scrumpy369 (951) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle at home. Murky brown colour, beige head disappears immediately. Nose is vanilla, oak, would guess whiskey not cognac. Taste is definitive cognac-whiskey, (didn’t have that much cognac), low sweetness, that turns into a hoppy bitterness. Distinct alcohol in the aftertaste. Lacks a finish for me.

3.9
pilsnerrogge (2997) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2017
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Pours dark brown with a small head. Sweet aroma of fudge, chocolate, licorice, cherries and oak casks. Thick and sweet mouth feel. Sweet taste of brown sugar, fudge, cherries, brandy and oak casks leading to warming alcohol finish.


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