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RATINGS: 215   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7757) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a ruby brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, bread, biscuit amd some tartness. Flavour is very sweet with caramel malts, bread, tart citrus, biscuit and alcohol. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel and a very sweet alcohol finish. Interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
after4ever (7719) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2015
750. Thanks, Sean! Much obliged for sure. Pours an opaque dark ebony with a dense and creamy tan head. Big barrel character on the nose for sure, tons of jammy, berried, fruity, slightly vinous quality layered over the top of toasty caramel malt, nougat, soft chocolate, and other sweet notes. Sticky thick heavy body with sluggish carb. No sign of the booze anywhere; truly a magic trick, or a feat of beer engineering, or something. Smooth and creamy--not unlike drinking a cognac that has been transformed somehow into a beer liqueur. So soft and approachable and completely without any hint of boozy sting. Long mild sweet finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (7605) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle at ChurchKey. Thanks everyone! Poured a slightly cloudy brown color with an almost non-existent head. Aroma was lots of candy caramel and toffee character, congnac. Flavor is similar, very smooth - almost no alcohol burn, very impressed by this sipper - far too easy to consume though as I found myself returning to this one at least one more time without thinking about the abv implications.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (7432) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Bottle, batch 1, thanks to Ben! Pours clear reddish chestnut, medium creamy tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is rich malty dark sugars, dates, molasses, brandy. Flavor is pretty sweet, light plus bitter, rich and decadent. Full body, rich creamy mouthfeel. Surprisingly not hot. This is a sipper, and a dangerous one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (7206) - Utah, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle shared by some generous soul at a Portland tasting, thanks! Clear mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of brown sugar and woody. Flavors of brown sugar, sweet malts, woody and leather
Nice and smooth

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7206) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
Keg at CPK tap takeover, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small brown head. Aroma is lightly tangy tart red wine with loads of roasted malts cocoa and coffee. Taste is lightly tangy sour and big bold sweet vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied with ok carbonation. Overall, very very nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackl (7166) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Rating #2500! Keg @ CBC. The pours deep amber with a tiny head. The nose is red apples, toffee. Rich cotton candy. Some heath bar candy. A bit of toasted nut and wood, general spices. Expressive aromas. The taste is deliciously supple and rich. Lovely thick toffee and caramel. More caramel-dipped red apples. Only mildly boozy. Nice spicy hop accents. Chestnuts. Full body, soft. Never overpowering. Youd never guess this was 17%. Overall, a fantastic beer. For me, it was the beer of the festival. Im glad to have tried it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (7132) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
Keg at CPK as Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine, 17.3%. Very dark purpley brown, no head at all. Looks a little imposingly boozyand it is. Aroma is sweet toffee, some salted caramel, sherry and bovril umami. Body is quite rich, smooth and oily. Taste is sweet sugar syrup, creamy fruits, not too boozey. Actually its pretty drinkable for something so strong. Pretty impressive but a bit on the sweet side for my taste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (7104) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22 ounce pour at the Beer Trappe. Big sticky caramel toffee brown sugar barley wine that is pretty awesome at such a high abv.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (7027) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goult brewery bus tour that I brought. Brown pour with tan head. Super sweet, malt and dark aromas. Sweet malt, oak, I guess cognac tones. Very smooth, no ABV in sight.


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