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Sockeye Old Devils Tooth Barleywine

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3977) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 ounce can thanks to Lectvay. Big caramel and toffee notes. Some dried fruit. Some brown sugar sweetness. Alcohol comes through a bit, but it should at this level. Pretty nice. A sipper.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (4674) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
4/VII/14 - 12Fl. Oz. can @ home - BB: n/a (2014-703) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the can!

Clear red to red brown beer, nice smooth creamy light beige head, bit adhesive. Aroma: very malty, grains, cow stable, hay profile, fruity, jam from red fruits, hint of chlorine. MF: soft carbon, full body, thick chewy texture. Taste: very sweet, sugary, not cloying though, fruity, strawberry jam, caramel, some vanilla. Aftertaste: sweet, mandarins, soft bitterness, bit sour, resinous, hoppy, dried fruits, caramel, malty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcartamdg (1981) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Pours a deep amber brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee and alcohol. Taste is malty with a big alcohol burn. Not as smooth as I’d like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHOFF43 (1751) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Can. Pours a nice brown with caramel and booze on the nose. Taste is solid, not overly boozy or hot. Hoppy, sweet caramel but good. Nothing standout but certainly drinkable, especially considering the abv.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (243) - 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 (6678) - 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 (990) - 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 (1001) - 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 (2148) - 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 (6881) - 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.


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