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Sockeye Old Devils Tooth Barleywine

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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This is a barley-wine style ale that is a rich and evil brew with hints of the underworld and a hellacious kick. Though it is slightly sweet, the hops are assertive enough to hold the complex flavors that abound. "Give in to the Dark Side."
IBU: 100+ 50º Lovibond 75% AA 24º Plato


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (205) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Can via trade. Pours goldenbrown with a short lived beige head. Smell is sweet malt, caramel and alcohol. Nice sweet malt and caramel flavor. Strong hop finish. Too bitter for my taste. Very full, creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2014
355ml can via trade with Buckeyeboy. Trouble cuivré, col crémeux blanc cassé. Arôme de grains concassés, houblonné citronné moyen sur un bouquet fermenté liassant paraitre des effluves résineuses subtiles, léger fruité noir et sucré en rétro. Palais est épais presque huileux, note de grains, houblonné en retrait qui procure des sensations résineuses; Chinook? Léger malt caramel, sucre collant aux lèvres avec un rappel légèrement liquoreux. Citronné moyen ajoutant à la balance houblonnée. Petite épaisseur venant d’avoine?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Can courtesy of Lectvay, thank you sir! Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of booze, toffee, dates, brown sugar, and raisin. Flavor is sweet at first but finishes with a touch of hops and a slight alcohol bite. Respectable brew, not as well-balanced as I would have liked but still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fritz123 (907) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Can from a trade extra...thanks Darrel! Pours a thick, medium brown with a hint of orange. Thick frothy head that lasted about 2 minutes. Sporadic lacing in the snifter. Aroma is a malt bomb with caramel, vanilla, booze, spice, and orange peel. The taste is powerful (especially as it warms it loosens up). Malt, caramel, vanilla, orange peel, dark bread, and booze. Extremely thick, oily beer. Almost a little too thick for my tastes. Malt bomb finishes boozy at the end. Heavier carbonation than the style usually finds. There was a kind of bitter hoppiness to it that was unique. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1971) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Initial assault of malt, alcohol becomes more prevalant s it warms. Amber body with thin soapy head. Right in the wheelhouse for a barley wine

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6767) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Big thanks to douglas88 for this one. I think this is my very first barleywine in a can experience, cool. The 12oz-er pours with an opaque amber body with copper hues and supporting a thin light tan head of foam. The modest aroma offers up musty sweet malts and sticky pine hop resin as well as faint booze. The taste delivers plenty of resiny pine hop bitterness supported nicely by sweet malts, a touch of molasses, sweet booze and some prune to raisin like sweet dark fruity esters. It later picks up a mild earthy hoppiness that joins in toward the finish creating addition depth, interest and harmony. Nice stuff indeed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Can:   Darker amber, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, spotty lacing.   Malty aroma, some unsweetened biscuit, citrus peel, pith, dull caramel on the back.   Strong pithy/citrusy maltiness up front, quickly giving way to a slight astringency.   Starts out well enough, but becomes a little green like towards the back.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with soft caramel, citrus peel, pith, and thankfully enough maltiness to carry that bitterness.   Decent, not big, but even still feels a little green/youthfull.   Thanks to BuckeyeBoy for the can!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (440) - , Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Old Devil’s Tooth is in Cans!! Yaaayyy!! This will be a monster of a nightcap when camping. Pours hazy amber... nice off-white head... tons of pithy bitterness and toasty/caramel maltiness.. something that I think of as golden raisins.. big citrus hoppiness.. long lingering finish with a medium/heavy body and good carbonation. Want a lot of these for the cellar... Will they keep as well as the bottles? I sure hope so. This is a damn good PNW Barley Wine..

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Unclear medium amber orange colour with a small, frothy - fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dusty, caramel, riped fruit, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, dried fruit, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, riped fruit, caramel, wood, light alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish is light alcoholic. [20120331]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of ditmier. Pours a cloudy opaque nutty brown with an off-white head. Sweet toasty toffeeish aroma with quite some hops. Solid body, a very typical American malt profile of crystal malts and a note of licorice allsorts. The heavy hops become more evident toward the finish but everything in this well made Barley Wine is in fine balance. 030412


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