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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
A Mystic Brewery original, Mystic Entropy defies categorization. A true high-gravity creation, Entropy is fermented in four stages with four different yeast strains. Whatever you may call it, a barley port, imperial Belgian, a triplequadruple, or a ďBoston CognacĒ, Entropy is a rare epicurean experience that pairs beautifully with rich, vanilla based deserts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5536) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2016
2013 bottle. Pours deep brown into a snifter. Crackly tan head recedes to nothing. Alcohol-soaked dark dried pit fruit aromas. Dark caramel and hot soy upfront turning to pit fruit before the lasting alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle- pours dark brown- nose and taste of vanilla, oak, chocolate, dark nuts - medium body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2015
2014 bottle, sampled at Ball Square Fine Wines, 12/4/15.
A ruddy brown body has a tan ring of bubbles that rapidly fizzles. Clarity is moderate to moderately-high.
Bourbon, brandy, light milk chocolate and all sorts of brown sugar, vanilla, concentrated honey and other such notes. Itís much more of a Belgian nose than an American barleywine. Though itís still difficult to pinpoint exactly whatís going on here. Certainly the alcohol adds to the aroma but as the beer is going on two years old, itís much more mellow heat-wise. Smells pretty good, overall. If I was pressed, Iíd say dry milk chocolate, soft cherry/strawberry/apple esters, mild toffee and lightly spicy whiskey are the key aromatics here.
Pretty close to still, though very chewy and appropriately attenuated, with plentiful fruitiness, light caramel/toffee sweetness and nutty wood notes with just a touch of light bourbon mixing with the chocolate character. Surprisingly mellow, though maybe thatís not such a surprise given its age now.
It seems like they made a lot of the most recent batch (batch 2?, early 2014?) and have done periodic releases, as well as the De Cacao release (a portion aged on cacao nibs).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flanfl (627) - Lyon, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2015
Deep brown body, no head. Crazy aroma, lots of stuff, coffee liquor, dark toffee, wood, vanilla, sherr notes, vinous, alcohol. As many flavours, oak, dried fruits (plum), toffee, port like notes. Long warm finish that ends bitter and a bit dry. Full body, barely any carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ernesto987 (5607) - Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2014
sample at extreme beer fest, this is great, huge syrup belgian falvors without being clying. The barrel aging added many levels of flavors without adding sweetness. I was a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2014
Draft at the brewery - Chelsea, Boston. Pours clear, honey-amber with a few bubbles for a head; the beer is mostly flat. Rich stuff with signs of mild oxidation, toffee, bread, old wood, mellow leaves, some leathery fruits. Full bodied with soft carbonation and oily mouthfeel. Warming finish with further oxidation characteristics - leather, toffee, well-ripened fruits. Tasty and pretty interesting. But bottles of this beer are wicked expensive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1709) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Brown pour, Big fruity aroma of apple cider and brown sugar. Tastes like apple cider, alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle shared at the 8th Richmond Industry Gathering, 12/1/13. Pours a viscous dark rust color, no head. Aroma of big boozy cognac, raisin and toffee. The taste is toffee, big whiskey notes, apples, peppery notes. Medium bodied, very hot. Interesting, but needs aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ModeEngage (152) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep clear brown with no head to speak of. Sherry, wheat wine, and homebrew smells on the nose. Drinks super smooth. Tastes of sweet dried fruit. Finishes with a nice warming sensation. This is closer to port than beer. Really impressive stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (1189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle. Clear reddish dark brown with no head. Aromas of sherry, bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Flavor is sweet caramel, sherry, light vanilla and chocolate, bourbon and wood. Full bodied, lingering sweetness.

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