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Cigar City Cognac Barrel-Aged Imperial Sweet Stout

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
So, what you have here is an imperial sweet stout aged in cognac barrels. It tastes like finding money in your coat pocket with hints of your bag being the first one out of the carousel at baggage claim. Its good.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (3683) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2016
March 25, 2016. Bottle at Himmeriget.
Dense black with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet malty, roasted, slight fruity and boozy with caramel, fudge, prunes, grapes, licorice, vanilla, oak, chocolate, some coffee and some warming cognac notes. Taste is intense sweet malty, slight fruity, warming and smooth bitter. Full bodied, oily and creamy texture, soft carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel, prunes, figs, warming cognac, some bitter dark chocolate notes.
Good but a bit too intense sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3986) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Hemoriden shared by Reuben. Pours an opaque black with a tiny light brown head. Very sweet with a moderate bitterness. Aromas of toasted caramel and residual sugars. Also notes of dark roast coffee and alcohol. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Sweet and dry finish with hints of lakridskonfekt.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (2999) - DENMARK - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget, thanks Reuben. Black with a medium sized dark brown head. Roasted malt, warming alcohol, vanilla, licorice all sorts, light coffee. Full body, soft texture, slightly boozy, long finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18735) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle at Himmeriget. Opaque black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate and licorice aroma, caramel, raisins, grapes, licorice, figs, sade notes, spicy, some coffee. Chocolate and coffee flavor, licorice, grapes, warming alcohol, slightly spicy. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (4561) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Pours viscous black with a small mocha head that leaves some sticky trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty with roasted malts, sweet dark bread, caramel, toffee, charred wood, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, dates, sweet liquorice candy and brandy/sherry alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, round, viscous, velvety, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, milk chocolate and dark fruits in brandy. Very sweet yet very nice with well incorperated frutiness from age and the barrel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (12448) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 2, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, oak, cognac, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, spice and licorice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (9198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
Bottle [email protected], Copenhagen - pours black with a thin tanned head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty with some great cognac prominance here, some dark burnt malty nuance, chocolate, caramel, fudge, subtle vanilla throughout. Lovely.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (2137) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours pitch black with a small mocha head. Aromas of spices, tobacco, chocolate, fudge, milk chocolate, cognac, light licorice, caramel. Taste is spicy, licorice, chocolate, sweet barrel, vanilla, butterscotch, tobacco, dark fruits, sweet fruity grapes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14476) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ "Het is allemaal de schuld van Koen" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized quite quickly diminishing brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, honey, molasses, lightly sweetish liquorice. Taste malts, sweetish, sweetish liquorice, some alcohol sweetness, cognac BA provides some sweetness as well. Quite thick oily texture, full body, soft carbonation. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5631) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Bottle @ joes goes whale hunting. Black colour with a small light brown head. Smells sweet, malts, toasty berley wine, cognac. Tastes sweet, appelstroop, roasty, boozy. Full body soft carbo.


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