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The K13 - Voodoo Brewing Company

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The K13The K13

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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 372
Gots: 25 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: HoppyKilaMonster on 09-28-2013)
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2/5  rDev -55.8%

yourefragile, Mar 19, 2014
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2.3/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The look of the beer is total barrel appreance. No head or retention at all. The smell is of rotten wood and mildew like no other . The taste follows the smells for sure. I'm pretty sure most Ba's are blown away by the hype train. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a gross funk to it. Not enjoyable . Ugh. Happy to try it ? Ill pass next time !!

inkdemention, Jun 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -44.8%

duceswild, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

farnold, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -28.3%

jrallen34, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.41/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Perch Pub.
Had this side by side with Apple Brandy Papi and Tenacious Wee. I'm pretty confused as to the apparent hype over this particular beer. Frankly this was probably one of the "worst" beers I've had from Voodoo. Yes, I'm aware this was Pappy aged...unfortunately Pappy does not = instant awesomeness.

Muddy reddish-cedar color, with a few stray bubbles on top, but otherwise no real head to speak of; no lacing. Aroma was decent, lots of wet oak, bourbony notes, grains, burnt caramel. Sort of lacking that full, rich malty nose that I prefer in big barleywines, and also seemingly inching towards oxidation. Oak was the main player in the taste as well, a very woody beer, and not so sweet, secondary flavors of burnt caramel, nutshells, mineral, phenol, hints of vanilla and marshmallow. Medium body, not very smooth and kind of thinned out and chalky. This was decent overall, but nothing to go nuts over. The Papi and Tenacious were much better.

Rifugium, Jun 04, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired via trade here on BA and opened with some of the guys.

Pours dark brown in color, cream-colored head, wisps on top. Nose is booze, oak, some caramel sweetness, toffee. Flavor is pretty boozy, astringent oak, burnt sugars, light caramel sweetness...perhaps a bit too hot and too much barrel right now. Medium body, thin for the style, oak & booze finish.

Overall, definitely falls victim to hype. While I thought it was a decent barleywine, the Pelican Mother of all Storms 2008, Old Nuptial, Arctic Devil 2005, and Flossmoor BA Hi-Fi B1 were all better BA barley wines than this one (#barleywineshowdown). I definitely wouldn't go crazy giving up a bunch for this beer and the "cost" of this beer far exceeds the "value". Give me Goose Bourbon County Barleywine all day/every day over this beer at far less cost.

Sean9689, Feb 03, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky light brown with a slight orange hue. Small off white head.

Caramel and toffee with a little bit of bourbon on the nose

Taste is OK but I was expecting more. Some caramel bourbon and a little bit of maple but lacking in richness.

Moutfeel is on point. Perfect carbonation viscosity and nice aftertaste.

Overall good but underwhelming. Definitely not deserving of the low bottle count and pappy hype it gets. On tap at house of 100 beers.

glazeman, May 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

stereosforgeeks, Apr 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

mendvicdog, Feb 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

BillHilly, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

landhoney, Mar 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Jpepe08, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #139.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Ah, this smells great. Oxidized a little. Oaky. Bourbon. Reminiscent of Bourbon Barrel 4D in that kinda "wet sock" barrel aroma. As bad as that sounds, it smells awesome.

Taste - Nowhere near as good, but tasty. Bourbon is sharp and boozy. Caramel. Very oaky. Not tremendously sweet, which I think makes it suffer. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and sharp booziness. I seldom say a beer should be sweeter, but this needs some caramel and sweetness.

Overall - A very promising beer that doesn't quite deliver. I'd rather just smell it.

Alieniloquium, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

jtladner, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Sammy, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Wantbeer, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Rhettroactive, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

rfgetz, Jun 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

phishphorce, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

LTreezly, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

chippo33, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

Jazzpatel, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%

spycow, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is dark cherry brown, strong haze with a tight bubbly tan head. Nose is large, strong roasted wood notes and bourbon. Lots of chocolate notes with some brown sugar and a touch of berry sweetness. Taste follows suit, tons of roasted wood and clean bourbon notes. Cooked brown sugar and some malt depth, darks fruits in back, dry finish with a full body and assertive carb.

cpetrone84, Feb 05, 2014
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The K13 from Voodoo Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.