Epic / Steam 10 Years 1000 Celebration Ale

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Epic Brewing Company (NZ)
Brewed at Steam Brewing Company

Style: Barley Wine
Auckland, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 303   ABV: 10.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Luke Nicholas started his brewing career at Steam Brewing Company in 1997. In 1999 he won Supreme Champion Beer for Cock & Bull’s Monk’s Habit. In 2006 he won Supreme Champion Beer for Epic Pale Ale. This beer highlights the multi award winning relationship between Luke and Steam Brewing. Together this beer was created to celebrate 10 years of Epic and 1000 brews at Steam, using 5 different yeasts that have been instrumental in the making of award winning beers at the brewery. Surprisingly this beer isn’t massively hoppy. It is big and malty, in an English style Barley wine way. This beer should age for at least 10 years.
EBC (SRM): 90
HOPS: East Kent Goldings, Fuggles, Pacific Jade, Wai-iti

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Jado (805) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 Deep red-amber body. Thin off-white head dissipates almost completely. Aromas of plum, bourbon, raisin and toffee. Taste is sweet toffee at first, cut through by dark fruit, raisins, rum, vanilla and bourbon. Full mouth feel. Bit of residual sweetness and some alcohol at the end. Rich and satisfying - great.

3.9
CraftyHare (118) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2017
500ml bottle pours a deep cherry colour with tiny light tan head. The wax head a double layer of wrapping paper creates an added sense of occasion. Aromas of toffee, malt, bourbon and spice. Viscous texture with not too much carbonation. Tastes of toffee, honey, sugar syrup, stone fruit, bourbon and herbal characters. Finishes with strong Aperol-like herbal bitterness and some residual alcohol.

3.7
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
[8648-20160823] 500mL bottle. Fragrant herbal petal and leafy grains aroma. Clear, dark red body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy sweet barley raisins flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "They offered him more money -- it’s not the government."

3.8
Ferris (16498) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2016
Bottle - Toffee and some leafy hop notes. Clear amber. Nice caramel notes and sweetness with the hops firmly in the background. This is a great, rich and sweet barley wine that is good to drink fresh.

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drjoeng (1380) - SINGAPORE - OCT 20, 2016
10.1%ABV. Barleywine. Poured out deep amber brown. 23ºSRM. Nose is sweet, spicy and christmas. Treacle. Praline pecans from the south. Pecan pie. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Palate has caramel, hint of butterscotch, creme brûlée, taffy. Sweet fruit with dates, honey, black plums. Overall tasting note is that of sticky date pudding. Finish is woody, bitter and a little syrupy cling. Overall perfect as a desert wine. Goes on Favorites List!

3.8
jmgreenuk (9981) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle at Mikkeller Bangkok. Poured a dark amber colour with a round off white head. The aroma is sweet sugary malt, sticky toffee caramel, some alcohol. The flavour is moderate to strong sweet with a rich smooth oily sweet malt, sticky toffee pudding, red berry fruit, light spice palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A fitting celebration ale.

3.6
blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2016
[Bottle (500ml) shared w/ HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a deep orange-amber with a small diminishing bubbly off-white head. No lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity and a bit candy-like -- more UK-style Barley Wine. Flavour follows -- it’s a bit too sugary sweet for me. Average bodied. Good but like I said, a bit too sweet.

3.9
Andrus86 (692) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
BOTTLE. (b 1000 9:57). Crimson pour with no real head.. Sweet aroma of tropical berry, malt & wood.. Sweet malt base, creamy texture, dark berry, minimal choc/cocoa , slight booze with warmth.. Sourced Cape Cellars

3.8
fletchfighters (1573) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2016
500 ML bottle waxed and wrapped with paper. Dark amber orange color. Thin collar for a head. Even working the beer gets only a thin collar. nose is dark fruit jam. Nice fruity nose with only elements of pine and grapefruit. has developed very quickly. Taste is sweet, slick and sticky fruits. Only slight amount of the hopping as was supposed to be an American BW. Very full feel. Light carbonation Very solid BW, as not a style made that often in Southern Hemisphere.

3.9
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2016
2016-08-23. Dark amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma of malt, light caramel and sugars. 7++ Flavour is pleasantly sweet and malty. Notes of dark sugars, raisins and treacle. Average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Simple overall but a very nice take on he style. Very enjoyable. 7+/3-4/8+/3-4/15-16 Bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington, NZ.


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