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Sockeye Old Devils Tooth Barleywine

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RATINGS: 40   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (1702) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (309) - , 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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - 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]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Had @ ALEfort last weekend in Boise Idaho during the Treefort festival. aroma is strong with a little fruit showing in it. appearance- red with haze taste- heavy flavor that is sweet palate- heavy and bitter high in ahl. overall- I just am not a good judge of barleywine. It is hot and cold so I don’t feel right fully judging. Have I mention how cool sockeye is though. Great crew and great beers overall. Try them....@boisebeer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is pinewood and grapefruity hoppy. Toasted malty and caramelish. Toasted and caramelish flavoured. Solid and hoppy into a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (13455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ Fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, fruits, malt and hops. Notes of alcohol as well. Full bodied and soft carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Hazy copper with tiny off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruits and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, rip fruits, toffee, hops and a little candy.

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