Grande Réserve Oak Cognac
Bières de Chimay

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
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Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 5.67%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
6
From:
Bières de Chimay
 
Belgium
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of JamFuel
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown, with a massive cap of off white foam that settles into wht almost feels like whipped cream.

Smell is rich and oaky with notes of cognac, raisins, brown sugar and some mild esters.

Taste is soft, rich and elegant. Notes of oak, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar and the characteristic Chimay spices swirl around with hints of yeast, cognac and no trace of the alcohol. Complex and rewarding, as warmth brings out more subtle fruity notes.

Mouthfeel is perfect. Medium to full with effervescent carbonation and sublime creaminess.

Overall, just and outstanding beer. Complex and elegant, sophisticated but powerful. One to savour slowly.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a large light brown foamy head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt with candi sugar notes and light dry fruits is enjoyable. Taste is a nice mix of candi sugar, caramelized malt with some dry fruits notes with some light oak notes with round off the edges. Body is full with good carbonation with no real apparent alcohol notes. Enjoyable but barrel-aged notes are not as apparent as I was expecting and experience is a bit too pricey.

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Grande Réserve Oak Cognac from Bières de Chimay
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6 ratings