Moon Dog Skunkworks Cognac Barrel Aged Double IPA

Brewed by Moon Dog Craft Brewery
Style: Imperial IPA
Abbotsford, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 105   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
Skunkworks (def.) noun /skəNGkwərks/ 1. (Project) Unhindered by the shackles of bureaucracy and conventional wisdom, a project that is developed by a small, loosely structured group of people primarily for the sake of radical innovation. 2. (Double IPA) A mysterious elixir of stupefying potency.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2015
Mild aromas of caramel, and grape juice. Flavours bring alcohol, spicy phenols, vanilla, citrus, and plum. Id probably consider this a lighter bodied barley wine rather than an IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Choos (753) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2014
Aroma: slight funk, spiritous warmth, deep malt and some rich hop App: dark orange touch hazy, tan head sheet lacing Flavour: huge malt, spiritous with oak, loads of hop bitterness Palate: lots of rum and malt finish with hop bitterness ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omega (900) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014
Pours a very murky dark tan colour and has a solid DIPA nose with a lurking oak undertone that gives it its backbone. On the palate it is quite heavy, and yet the oak, while evident is not overpowering on the senses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1160) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2014
Murky gold pour with very little head; low carbonation. Oaky, boozy, toffee aromas. Big cognac flavour, spice, caramel, dried fruit. Boozy finish, but drink it slowly...becomes even more boozy and fruity as it warms up

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1955) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
From a bottle. The Cognac flavour runs deep through this, it gives it some amazing flavours. Not to be drunk quickly, this is to be savoured.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
Gives up nice cognac smell the extends to the taste. Very easy, cognac nicr in foundation. Not overpowering. But nice. Hoppy finish but also a bit sweet. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1200) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a murky chestnut, with a lot of floating sediment and a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving too much lacing. Cognac, faint oak, toffee malt and floral, slightly leafy hops make up the aroma. The cognac is evident straight away, as it blends nicely with floral and strong grapefruit hops. Cognac persists into the mid-palate, where it is joined by a little oak and full-bodied toffee malt. More strong grapefruit hops in the finish fade into a cognac aftertaste and a lingering alcohol warmth. Putting a DIPA in cognac barrels is BrewDog-level lunacy, but it pays off here. The cognac works well with both the assertive hops and the weighty malt body, and gives great length to the beer. Certainly one of the more unusual beers I have had in a while, but one of the best too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freiksenet (93) - - FEB 8, 2014
A: Dark amber, cloudy, small white head. S: Some acid, some whiskey barell, malt, tint of herbs. T: Sweet liquorice, moves to bitterness, acid. Finishes with bitterness and alcohol warmth. M: Quite full. O: Pretty deep.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (17310) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 330ml @Beer Hunters
Hazy deep orange-amber color, small off-white head. Berryish and diacetylic aroma. Medium to full-bodied. Alcoholic, citrusy hoppyness, toffee. Lingering light bitterness with alcohol. Quite weird and combination of IPA and cognac dont work very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
[email protected] Hunters, Pori. Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is cognac, old wood, some spicy alcohol as well as some nice fruity notes. Flavour is fruity, malty, nicely nutty with an alcoholic kick to it. A bit too sweet, but otherwise nice.

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