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RATINGS: 229   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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4.2
skortila (5985) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2017
On tap at cbc. Old note. The aroma has caramel, booze, red wine, dried fruit. Dark red coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet with some bitterness, has cognac, caramel, figs. Full bodied beer. Very pleasant.

4.1
Christos (5889) - 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.

3.8
BoBoChamp (5878) - 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
jkwood04 (5463) - 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.

4.3
Ktwse (5458) - 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

3.7
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

3.6
chinchill (5313) - 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.

4.3
Homer321 (5190) - 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 doesn’t 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 doesn’t seem 17%. Well made on that aspect. A wonderful delight.

3.8
AdamChandler (5178) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in SF. Didn’t find this one on shelve anywhere so I’m 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. It’s 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
_angst_ (5008) - Göteborg, 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.


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