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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Barrel-aged Sisyphus. Part of the Mysterium Verum.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1510) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber color with off-white head. Oak, vanilla, dark fruits, and sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet-tart note.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8650) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2014
On draught at Hay Merchant. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that recedes gradually. Top ring of lacing with spots underneath. Aroma of oak, dark fruit and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of raisins, oaky vanilla and dark malts. The finish is mildly boozy with a rich malt and fruit aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
2010 Karen at Real Ale 18 th Anniversary - Aroma of Brett and a nice hop bitterness. Pouts a cloudy amber with a lasting white head and nice lacing. The taste is Brett, floral notes, caramel citrus,pine and resin. Medium body and medium crisp carbonation. Overall, mildly sour hoppy brew. Well done Real Ale.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tero (42) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2013
Caramel, bread, toast, raisin, red, lightly sour, light sweetness, full body, flat, long finish. Something weird that I truly loved in this beer. Just cant describe it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (6934) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Hand bottle, shared by jstax. Clear orange red color. Thin khaki head. GOod bits of lace. Smooth, soft, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Big sweet taste. Some alcohol warmth in the finish. Bigger, spicy whiskey barrel aroma. Some caramel malt, and fruity hop. A little boozy, a bit aggressive... Drinks like 13.5% Id guess... But a tasty, barrel-y barleywine to sip on. Long whiskey heat in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (3232) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Hand bottle thanks to errl. Pours a copper color with a white head of foam. The aroma is herbal and grassy with some nice barrel notes. Taste is sweet and very malt forward. Tastes better than it smells, but its all around very nice. Im surprised at how hoppy this beer has stayed throughout the barreling process.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FriendOfBeer (93) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Aroma of figs and cherries. Taste is of figs and wood. Palate is very lightly carbonated. Penny colored deep orange/copper appearance. Overall an incredibly unique beer, for 11% the alcohol is no prominent, tastes like drinking liquid figs and cherries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap at Craft and Growler in Dallas. Pour is hazy orange with no head. Figs, raisins, caramel, light bourbon, brown sugar, toffee, and grassy aroma. Taste is heavy figs, raisins, toffee, caramel, bready, malty, and bourbon with light heat on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty one-dimensional. Meh.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
On tap at Craft and Growler. Murky grey red orange appearance. Sweet syrup raisin fig aroma. Sweet fig flavor. Lasting finish. Medium syrupy slick mouthfeel. A little too sweet and too much raisin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Tap at hoppy monk july 2013 Pours hazy orange hue witb a nice fluffy eggshel head witb sparse lacing. Nose is huge oak vanilla sticky toffee caramel toasted oak. Big nose here!!! Flavors are huge vanilla oak tannens lite alcohol heat woody oak and some lite resinous hops. Body os soft full and lush. Long vanilla and woody finish very complex. Some malt sweetness shows up midpalate followed by all tbay wood and vanilla. Very nice much better than I was expecting! A huge complex beer here for tbose who like tbis kind of thing


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