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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (4603) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle at City Beer. Nose is a strong malty, boozy, vanilla combo. Very much reminds me of Thomas Hardy. Seems to be a bit oxidized with a vinous character. Like fruit roll ups sort of. Pour is a murky brown. Minimal off white head. Taste is straight amaze-balls! A moderate vanilla and cream character up front. Strong fruitiness after that. A lot of cherry. Just a wonderful malt, bready taste rounded off with a sticky sweet character. Oxidation doesnt really come across on the palate. Medium mouthfeel but a bit low of carbonation. Not flat but close. Just a light his when the cork came out. Leaves a sticky sweetness on the lips. Definitely a bit of boost in the finish. A light warming in the ears, but doesnt seem 17%. Well made on that aspect. A wonderful delight.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4516) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle at a tasting - thanks, Kevin! Dark brown color with a small khaki head. Big aroma. Lots of toffee, some gnac, roast, molasses. Sweet, hot flavor, dark fruits, vinous notes, roast. Full bodied and low carb, fairly hot which is expected. Intense!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4433) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2013
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2013. A monster! Its somewhat clear and deep red-brown in the glass this one. A bit anonymous on the nose at first, so better let it breathe for a while. A while later; oh yeah, lots of sweet dark fudge and caramel here. Not even a hint of the alcohol, but its really deep complex and concentrated this. Figs, dates and other sweet dried fruits, some cocoa traces and a strong big good amount of cherry. Mmhhh.. Really nice! Loaded with flavors also, and here youll most definitely items can sense the alcohol. Yo can actually almost see and touch it as well. Sticky and concentrated in the mouth with a soft prickling carbonation level. Loaded with dark fruits and some cough syrup. Slightly salty also in a way, a dry the cherry is definitely present the in the taste as well. Lots of taste, perhaps a bit to much? Is that even possible? 03.05.2013

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (4414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Pours reddish amber with minimal tan head. Aroma of sweet cherry, figs, brown sugar, cask. Very sweet port flavor with light balancing bitterness, some butterscotch in there as well. Full bodied and creamy with low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4331) - SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2013
CBC 2013. Pours clear pale mahogany. Aroma is sweet raisins caramel fidges dark fruits malty. Flavor is velvety boozy; as aroma; good bitterness, well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (4253) - Alingss, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2015
Shared bottle by a friend. Poured an chesnut Brown to dark Amber clear colour with a slight off head. Notes of sweet caramel malts, barley, burned caramel, raisins, oak, figs, slight subtile cognac notes, taste is incredibly thick. Lots of cognac with a bit sticky mouthfeel. Very complex. Incredible. Not dominated by the barrel. Lovely!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 1, 2014
Bottle pour @ The BeerMongers... Poured deep ruby/burgundy/mahogany with a thin khaki head. Aroma of vinous distilled wine and oak with mellow fruit. So smooth and drinkable. Not too heavy on the oak or booze. Well rounded with noticeable cognac and sweetness. Nice fruitiness with toasted notes, fruity simple syrup, and a light grainy finish. Unbelievably good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrTipple (4162) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, molasses, some spices, anything sweet that comes to mind. Appearance: hazy brown, no head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: intense sweets, creamy, full bodied, molasses, toffee, some barnyard / brett, slightly toasted flavours in the finish. Overall: excellent Barley Wine, incredibly sweet, doesnt give the ABV away. Pint at CASK Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (4120) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2015
This is really just a mess. Its cloudy brown and headless aside from a few stray bubbles. Its pretty mild in the nose, slightly fruity w/ a touch of coconut. This is thick and sticky sweet w/ a sort of pretzel-like malt character and not much else aside from raisins and some tobacco-ish oxidized malt. I am not sure why someone would want to drink this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4098) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Sampled at the W&C Clayton. It poured a deep brown color with an off-white head. The aroma was of rich malts, some oak, dark fruits, cognac and a touch of hops. The taste was of caramel, toffee, oak, cognac, raisins and other dark fruits with a lot of some booze. Awesome.


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