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Anchorage A Deal With The Devil Barleywine

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 519   ABV: 17.3%
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1 hop, 1 malt, aged in giant freshly emptied Cognac Barrels.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (3937) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2014
22 ounce pour at the Beer Trappe. Big sticky caramel toffee brown sugar barley wine that is pretty awesome at such a high abv.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2542) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle @ Mikkeller Bar in SF. Didn’t find this one on shelve anywhere so I’m glad to have found it for on-site consumption. 17.3% alcohol so had to split it with some of the team at the bar.

A - Dark raisin juice brown. Super murky so dark. The one finger head faded very fast. The cork popped but only slightly, and not too surprising honestly. Obviously, alcohol legs coat the glass.

S - Smells incredible. Sweet liquor with bakers chocolate and prune and fig with bakers chocolate and fresh toffee.

T - Taste is incredibly unique. It’s carbonated but only lightly. It drinks like a liquor, a thick sweet wine and a bit of particles in it. Thick almost like a soup maybe less so. Very sweet, the amount of dark fruits and white zin grape presence is huge. So prune and raisin heavy. Boozy only in the finish.

M - Thick, viscous, vinous, sweet and super huge unlike any beer ever.

O - Nowhere near drinking like 17% ABV except in mouthfeel. This will age beautifully.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3118) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from Mikkeller Bar, San Fran. Ruby color with some soft Carbonation, no head. Aroma is layers of thick dark fruits with a strong note of cognac underneath. Holy hell the mouthfeel is sticky sweet with the cognac being a lingering element. Very low alcohol in the flavor, extremely smooth and only a light warming sensation after the sip. Warming alcohol on the tongue after the sip is gone. Really like drinking a nicely aged brandy. Would cellar very well

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (3255) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at goulét brewery bus tour that I brought. Brown pour with tan head. Super sweet, malt and dark aromas. Sweet malt, oak, I guess cognac tones. Very smooth, no ABV in sight.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (2160) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s, huge thanks to BenH. Pours dark brown, nose is reminiscent of PX, dates, bready, raisins, caramel, taste is rich caramel, sherry fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1140) - SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Darkest brown, opaque and murky with a heavy small ringed tan head. Big fresh wholemeal soaked in booze. Rich, scraping the mixing bowl treacley sweet. Dessert wine edge with a roasty malt burn. Very sticky. Finishes sweet and cumbersome brandy buzz. For a barely wine it’s rich with the same burn you’d expect.

Bottle, Fancy Al Fresco Tasting, Cheers BenH

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle (got you covered on this too, Mike). Dark brown with golden head. Aroma is amazing, some oxidised sherry notes, sherry, dried fruit, chocolate, dates. Taste is delightful as well, dates, raisins, sherry, tastes like Pedro Ximinez. Very sweet and alcohol well hidden. Excellent

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, BenH. It pours deep brown with a tiny white head. The nose is rich, wood, vinous, brandy, cognac, stewed raisin, malt loaf, dirt, toffee, burnt cake and earth. The taste is rich, oily, brown bread, malt loaf, crystal, earth, burnt cake, screen, warming brandy booze, umami action and other stuff. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big malt loaf action. Too sweet for the likes of me.... But enjoyable in small scoof measures.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... No head... Dark sweet fruits.... Soft sweet licorice nose soft fruits... Soft sweet toffee fruit... Soft malts... Juicy roast... Light toffee malts

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle at city beer. Batch 1. Pours a dark brownish color with minimal head. Slight soy sauce on the nose with subtle caramel. Taste is big maltiness with a cherry flavor. No oxidation on taste. Phenomenal sweetness balanced with a nice boozy heat. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel. Overall excellent beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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