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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2014
75cl, Batch 1, new exclusive American brew Anno 2013, thx alot to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, alcoholic/fruity and slightly woody/sweet, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5573) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2013
Fra fat p CBC mai-13: barley wine er godterier for greie gutter, og denne er intet unntak. Brun ravfarge, klar og fin med beige skum. S kommer aromaen opp og jeg greier ikke vente lenger. Barley wine lagret p cognacfat, ah so smooth. I toppsjiktet denne kvelden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christos (5431) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2016
(Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine) Bottle 750ml at home, New Years Eve beer, served into a snifter. Dark brown colour on the body, small and thin beige head, low retention. Aroma of malts, dark fruits, cognac, wood, alcohol, vanilla, marmalade. Taste is sweet with malts, alcohol, vanilla, dark fruits, red fruits, marmalade, wood, little bit of cognac. Thick body, soft carbonation. Great sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5403) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
750ml bottle at Split thy Skull barley wine fest. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and oak and vanilla, light bitterness, some caramel and sweet malts, and some faint notes of alcohol. Flavor the same with a really nice blend of the beer and barrel and hidden alcohol. Smooth, thicker texture. A really cool barley wine.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Tap, 040513. Amber with small head. Aroma of caramel and fruit. Flavour with some malt and alcohol

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bulk_Carrier (4999) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Yes, I know this has a release date of December 2014, and I am having it in November, pays to live in Alaska. This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was dark brown color with a slim one finger white to slight off white somewhat foamy head that dissipated within a light lacing. The smell was full of sweet darkened caramel boozy malt. The taste had a full boozy sweet caramel malty flavor. There is a slight boozy sweet caramel aftertaste that lead to sweet yet dry finish. On the palate, this sat about a medium to heavy on the body. I dont mind the thickness on this beer - its a barleywine, its supposed to be this way. Boy, does this super smooth over my tongue. Overall, well, Gabe Fletcher, yeah dude, you knocked this one outa the park. Lives up to its hype. Dont pass up if you see it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured murky brown. Aroma is sweet malt and fig dark fruit. Nice mix of sweet malts and candy with a alcohol burn that balanced in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4864) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in SF. Didnt find this one on shelve anywhere so Im glad to have found it for on-site consumption. 17.3% alcohol so had to split it with some of the team at the bar.

A - Dark raisin juice brown. Super murky so dark. The one finger head faded very fast. The cork popped but only slightly, and not too surprising honestly. Obviously, alcohol legs coat the glass.

S - Smells incredible. Sweet liquor with bakers chocolate and prune and fig with bakers chocolate and fresh toffee.

T - Taste is incredibly unique. Its carbonated but only lightly. It drinks like a liquor, a thick sweet wine and a bit of particles in it. Thick almost like a soup maybe less so. Very sweet, the amount of dark fruits and white zin grape presence is huge. So prune and raisin heavy. Boozy only in the finish.

M - Thick, viscous, vinous, sweet and super huge unlike any beer ever.

O - Nowhere near drinking like 17% ABV except in mouthfeel. This will age beautifully.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
_angst_ (4778) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. A total of 3 samples. Pours slightly hazy deep amberish copper with a small brownish golden head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, charred wood, raisins, figs, prunes, cognac, roasted nuts, alcohol, moist tobacco and hints of cocoa powder. taste is sweet and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, cognac, charred wood, vanilla fudge, raisins, figs, prunes, roasted nuts, hay, moist tobacco and hints of dried cherries and dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is round, smooth, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and very tiny fruity tart with biscuits, caramel, sweet dark bread, raisins, figs, prunes, roasted nuts, charred wood and hints of cognac. Served way to old but as it warmed up the beer revealed itself to be a wonderful, dense, incredibly heavy barley wine. Intense and with a sting of cognac but the 17% are nowhere to be found which makes this a very deceptive beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4746) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Large shared bottle. Spicy and dark fruit notes in the nose. Hints of brandy. Body seems a bit light but is fairly smooth for ABV. A bit boozy in the finish.


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