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El Chupacabra Barley Wine - John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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El Chupacabra Barley Wine
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Ratings: 5
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BBM on 02-27-2007)
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Photo of sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -6.8%

09-09-2013 03:13:22 | More by sirsteve42
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

02-09-2012 03:06:22 | More by Casterbridge
Photo of plaid75

New York

3.48/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep amber hue with a one finger frothy tan head. There was decent retention and good lacing. Served in a snifter.

The smell featured sweet dark fruits, caramel, dark chocolate and dry piney hop.

The taste consisted of a moderate caramel malt, raisins and a drying, but underterminable hop variety.

The mouthfeel finished too dry.

Overall a pretty decent barleywine.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

02-25-2010 18:17:45 | More by plaid75
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.68/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at JH. Pours a cloudy brown with no real head. Aroma of sweet fruits, sweet malt, molasses, honey, and booze as it warms. Flavor of some bitter hops, but it doesn't really have much flavor and as the beer warms the flavor becomes hot and an alcoholic mess. A waste, especially considering it's served in a snifter and the Happy Hour special doesn't apply to it. Pass on this disaster...
6/3/5/3/10 (2.7/5)

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

03-10-2009 16:25:50 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of BBM

New York

3.93/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a delightful, vibrant brownish-red that's not perfectly see-through, into a snifter. There's a small, fleeting tan head atop the brew. The aromas are floral, piney, caramel, and alcohol. You can tell this is a big beer.

The taste is also huge, assaulting the taste buds with massive amounts of piney and citrusy hops, but also a good dose of sweet caramel and molasses. There's a nice, strong alcoholic finish. Mouthfeel is full, and creamy.

Overall this is a good example of a Barely Wine, and a very nice sipping beer from John Harvard's.

Serving type: on-tap
@ John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House, 2093 Smithhaven Plaza, Lake Grove

02-27-2007 15:27:19 | More by BBM
El Chupacabra Barley Wine from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
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