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Monster29 - Dark Horse Brewing Company

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Monster29
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outstanding

97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 12.05%
Wants: 66
Gots: 31 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  17.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
A double barley wine style ale

(Beer added by: Jason on 01-09-2012)
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a_beckman25

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-10-2014 03:32:04 | More by a_beckman25
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

12oz bottle poured into a Founders tulip. From the '12 4Elf release, aged a little over a year and half. 13% Abv

A- Pours a dark black cola color, an off-white head forms that quickly recedes leaving a fairly flat top, carbonation fairly on the low side but decent for style, very thin clingy lacing.

S- Raisins, hint of toffee and molasses, slight licorice, just a faint presence of oxidation, booze well hidden. Nice subtle complexities, not overly aromatic but for a 13% barleywine this is definitely on the better side.

T- Raisins and other dark fruits, licorice, hints of plums, light toffee and caramel, just a pinch of molasses, ends with a slight bit of butterscotch, raisins, and slight warming booze presence that blends nicely with the flavors. For a 13% barleywine the flavors blend very nicely adding a nice sweetness but not overdoing it and still hiding the booze taste.

M- For 13% this is incredibly smooth, just a slight warming presence on the finish that adds a nice touch, sweet but not overly cloyingly sweet on the mouthfeel- done just right, fairly drinkable for a high abv barleywine.

O- This beauty has been aging very nicely, I was nicely surprised by how well it was tasting. It had a lot of the flavors I love in barleywines and was done just right. Over a year and half in this is aging very nicely with smooth flavors and not overly boozy presence, I think this will continue to hold up for another few years. Wish I had more to revisit!

08-09-2014 21:58:02 | More by jaasen64
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mrebeka

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-31-2014 16:32:46 | More by mrebeka
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-08-2014 00:49:44 | More by XmnwildX12
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Filabee

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -45.8%

04-05-2014 03:52:49 | More by Filabee
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-19-2014 18:14:57 | More by dunix
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jegross2

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

02-13-2014 05:20:49 | More by jegross2
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

01-21-2014 10:29:03 | More by zestar
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-19-2014 08:42:13 | More by BillHilly
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mikediesel124

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-15-2014 17:35:11 | More by mikediesel124
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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klipper

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Docrock

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

01-04-2014 06:07:37 | More by Docrock
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 22:52:06 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

12-26-2013 17:11:56 | More by mendvicdog
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

12-19-2013 23:26:23 | More by mikeincharleston
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Jas45678

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 16:54:28 | More by Jas45678
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 15:00:52 | More by DantheMan75
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riemster

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

12-15-2013 07:45:47 | More by riemster
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.6%

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Ohio

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Wisconsin

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Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

12-14-2013 20:38:16 | More by siege06nd
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Monster29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.