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Review by everetends on 05/29/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 8 18 4 8 2010
Old Review
Had this one on tap at Brick Store Pub in Atlanta, GA. .2 liter pour served up in a Samichlaus tulip.

A: Poured a really good looking dark brown that had some really nice red highlights to it, much like a dark cherry wood finish. This had a good finger of thick off white head. The head created some really nice lacing that notched the glass nicely. Good looking brew.

S: Smell was a bit weak actually. I kept waiting for something to come out but all I really got was some roasted malt and cloves. There is also a touch of caramel. The smell is pleasant but there is not as much complexity as I would expect.

T: Taste is much nicer than the nose. First off you get a ton of cognac flavors coming out loud and clear. The cognac is oaky and buttery. Very nice. There are also some nice fruits coming out: plum, raisin, and fig. The malts are roasted with flavors of caramel and sugar. Some nice honey flavors as well. The back end is mostly high octane alcohol, but enjoyable high octane alcohol.

M: Full bodied beer that is very nice. This is a pretty creamy brew. Carbonation is low. ABV is high and you can feel it. It hits you on the palate, in the throat and in the stomach. Aftertaste is of alcohol. If the alcohol wasn't so overbearing, it would get higher marks from me.

D: This is a heavy beer that is absolutely a sipper. The ABV burn is quite high and does hurt at times. The beer is tasty and interesting, but I don't see myself having a larger pour or more than one in a sitting. Overall pretty good, but absolutely meant as a night cap or an after dinner drink. Not a pounder by any means.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 12-20-2008 05:36:43

Served In: Tulip