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The K13 - Voodoo Brewing Company

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The K13The K13

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 377
Gots: 27 | FT: 4
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:
Beer added by: HoppyKilaMonster on 09-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to Shilt for sharing this bottle!

A: rich toffee brown, uniform cloudiness, slight creamy head along sides of glass

S: Best part of the beer. Vanilla, caramel, toffee, lots of Pappy bourbon barrel. A tinge of heat but pretty perfect.

T: Follows the smell very well-lots of vanilla, butterscotch, caramel. Pappy taste tingles the tongue throughout, especially on the tail end. The hotness is the only slight on the taste. It will likely mellow in a few months but then the Pappy taste will likely fade as well, which would be sad. Really awesome.

M: rich creamy goodness. It is a bit thin, more like a bourbon mouthfeel than a barleywine mouthfeel. However, this is the only drawback which is not much of a drawback at all.

O: Right up there w King Henry and BA Church on a Hill. I think it is below those but only slightly. Voodoo is doing great things, keep up the good work.

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4.54/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The Mayor of Richmond goes to Washington. And he brings the pain. Thanks, Sam!

A. Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of khaki head. Big oily legs and thick lacing on the glass.

S. Cherry, fig, dates, raisins, vanilla, fudge. Beautiful bouquet. A lot of complexity and strong barrel notes.

T. Lots of vanilla, some chocolate notes, stone fruit, caramel. Bourbon is very much present and even a little dominant right now.

M. A little hot right now. But there is an amazing blend and balance on the other flavors.

O. A great barrel aged barleywine. Pappy barrels really are magical. Very well done and grateful to Shilt for sharing this.

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4.79/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Black Friday bottle share

A: brown murky thin white head

S: vanilla bomb. Amazing barrel notes. One of the top 5 best smelling beers I've had.

T: unreal. Dark fruit, bourbon, slight booze, follows the nose well

M: slick, oily. Coats the mouth.

O: this is the best barley wine I've ever had. Really didn't want this one to end. Disappointing that ill never get try this again. Def worth seeking out.

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Served in sampling glass at brewpub

A: dark brown, murky

S: pappy van winkle bourbon all the way

T: PVW bourbon dominates. Dark fruit. Moderate carbonation.

M: moderate carbonation. Medium body.

O: this barleywine is to die for. Seek this out and put your life on the line for it. It's worth it !

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4.73/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


A: Poured a murky brownish, a bit sluggish, a moderate tannish colored cap appears and sits atop for a while. The head retention is short lived but it does provide a small cortain of lacing.

S: Big dark fruits and bourbon on the nose. A nice sweet caramel, toffee and butterscotch candy come to mind as does a bit of vanilla and traces of chocolate and tobacco.

T: Initially the taste buds are rocked with a beautiful treat of Pappy soaked rasinis, figs and prunes. The rest of the flavor profile is a nice caramel meet toffee sweetness. A bit of vanilla and tobcco in the background provide some nice flavors and depth. The finish has just enough sting, bourbon, sweet candy and wood, nice and lingering bourbon burn with more fruit...really good!

M: While this style is not suppose to wow you with carbonation this one had a good amount, just right for the style. Not super flat and heavy feeling but a light/medium, not overly sticky sweet or heavy like a BA Monster 29. Really decadent, layers of creaminess and flavors coat the mouth.

O: I would have to agree with the review below. This beer is King Henry good. Eventhough we gave up arm and leg for it I would say it was worth it considering the flavors and bottle limits.

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4.83/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to Ray for opening this one at our tasting. Served into a tulip glass.

A: Murky brown body with a small tiny head, tan in color. Settled really quickly into a very thin ring around the edges.

S: Very fruity at first, plenty of malt complementing it too. Then of course is the bourbon (Pappy) barrel qualities that are oozing out of this. Vanilla, sweet toffee, bourbon, oak and caramel.

T: Rich and sweet up-front, the dark fruits and barrel hit first and blend well. Vanilla, oak, toffee and more malts. The finish on this is absolutely killer. Smooth and sweet bourbon lingering on the tongue and palate.

M: Nicely carbonated but I didn't think it was overdone at all. This also drinks amazingly well for being a 13% beer. No alcohol heat throughout the drink which made this pleasant.

Between this and King Henry is close for me. These both exhibit the amazing things you can do with a big rich Barleywine when you throw it in some quality barrels. Crazy good stuff, very glad I was able to try this one!

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The K13 from Voodoo Brewing Company
99 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.