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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 417   ABV: 13.9%
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Hand & Seal aged for one year in Cognac barrels

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3.7
djd07 (15704) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Bottle at DRBT. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is vanilla, wood, cognac, leather. Medium body, brown sugar, caramel, sweet roast, nice booze, very good.

4
Nische (2576) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2017
Backlog, had a few times at Brooklyn events, ghost bottles etc. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. Big caramel, raisin, toffee aroma and taste with some light touches cognac and vanilla. Smooth booze finish. Nice!

4.3
Christian (13884) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2016
Cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with bread and toffee, dried fruit and cherry. Sweet fruity and malty flavour with a touch of vanilla.

4.1
dnstone (3592) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Mellow barleywine sweet syrupy aroma. Hazed amber color with an off-white head. A nice mellowed-out barleywine flavor with a touch of cognac.

Notes: GABF week ’15

3.6
alexsdad06 (10951) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2016
Draft to taster at FoBAB 15. Pours a dark copper color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, dark fruit, cognac, wood, raisins, figs, toffee, yeast, big beer I would like to try this again in a different setting.

3.9
anders37 (27251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody cognac caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel cognac flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy woody cognac caramel finish with hints of dark fruit.

3.3
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
On tap at FoBAB 2015. Pour is deep copper/brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavor of yeast, caramel syrup, cognac, grapes, and brown sugar. Finish is boozy and fruity.

3.8
_angst_ (5009) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2015
Bottle sample @ BBB. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small goldenish beige head that leaves a small ring of trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, sweet dark bread, raisins, prunes, dried cherries, moist soil, moist wood, leather, vanilla, cognac alcohol and hints of peppery rye. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty, fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is round, oily, slightly viscous, tiny fruity tart, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, slightly bitter and very tiny sour with caramel, sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, raisins, prunes, dried cherries, dried bilberries, moist wood, leather, minerals and cognac alcohol. Very fruity and very cool. Heavy malt backbone and crazy fruity cognac presence. Tasty!

3.5
drsordr (2885) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Draft to taster at FoBAB 2015 pour dark copper with thin ecru head. Nose toffee. light funk and mild barrel. Taste toffee, raisin, light barrel, some cognac.

4.1
Dogbrick (14009) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting VII on 09/25/2015. Dark brown color with some amber around the edges, and a medium light beige head that diminishes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of cognac, malt, fruit and yeast. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, cognac, earthy yeast and dark fruit. The finish is mildly boozy with a fruity aftertaste. Good beer all around.


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