1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Winter Warlock - Flat Earth Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Winter WarlockWinter Warlock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

55 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 18
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-09-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Cooper
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Cooper, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of JakeBarnett
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

JakeBarnett, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

KAF, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of billhelm
3/5  rDev -21.1%

billhelm, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of King_KongDCO93
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

King_KongDCO93, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

XmnwildX12, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Kegatron, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of jsprain1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jsprain1, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of mmulebarn
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of capuchinpilates
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

capuchinpilates, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of AndyP612
4/5  rDev +5.3%

AndyP612, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of SaxmanRick
4/5  rDev +5.3%

SaxmanRick, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of cofeeguru
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

cofeeguru, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of morimech
3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear golden color with a massive head that had excellant retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Fuggle hop aroma. A little spicy with what seems like yeast phenols. Hints of brown sugar and caramelized malt.

Alcohol plays a big part in the flavor with plenty of heat. Relatively weak malt flavor for a barleywine. Some flavor of sugar. Moderately bitter with some grassy flavor. Tastes more Belgian than English.

Weak body but the carbonation does its best with what it is given.

I was expecting a much better, and bigger beer. Body is labeled at 10.1% ABV which is very surprising.

morimech, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of bootsandbeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

bootsandbeer, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of HoistinBrews
4/5  rDev +5.3%

HoistinBrews, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of koes0024
3/5  rDev -21.1%

koes0024, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of SortaAmbivalent
4/5  rDev +5.3%

SortaAmbivalent, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ObiWanKushnobi, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of FakeDeniro
4.68/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A very clean look. Had a light golden amber color. Overall as with most BW had a complex smell. Where the more you smell it the more you can pick up. Spend some time and you can pick any of these: caramel malts, sweet sugars, toasted grains, light hops, apple, pear, citrus, slight alcohol, little cinnamon, doughy yeast and Toffee. A lot going on as you taste this beer. I sipped this 22oz bottle over 2 hours letting it warm up as time went buy. Maybe not a typical BW but I did in joy it over time as taste and flavors changed.

FakeDeniro, May 21, 2012
Photo of Mjcanton
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Mjcanton, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of SpdKilz
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Aaron (laymansbeerfan) for this beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours a clear amber into a tulip with about a finger of slight off white head that dissipates quickly leaving spotty lacing.

Smell – Lots of caramel, toffee, slight green apple, brown sugar, white pepper, and bready malts.

Taste – Similar to the aroma. A slight bitter hop bite that is gone almost instantly. Lots of sweet caramel and toffee, mixed in with loads of breadiness, and a bit of pepper.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied to lighter, decent carbonation, which it was a bit thicker.

Overall – Not really a barleywine in my opinion. Not sure what style this is, but it is a bit overly sweet in my opinion. I will say, it is easy to drink and for being over 10% this batch there is no alcohol taste and only slight warming. If you look at it as a winter warmer rather than a barleywine, I like it more. A decent beer on this cold night.

SpdKilz, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of stpaulsipper07
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

stpaulsipper07, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of TubbyDullard
2/5  rDev -47.4%

TubbyDullard, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of MattyG85
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness Chalice glass. 2011 Bottle.

Appearance: Pours a deep and clear golden copper with a moderate amount of bubbles. About two fingers of white head that quickly fade into a a few thin patches. Lacing is moderate.

Smell: Aroma of caramel malts, toffee, light citrus hops, and a very noticeable presence of sugar. Fairly bready and the hop presence is very light. A hint of alcohol. What stands out the most here is caramelized sugars.

Taste: A sweet mix of caramel malts and wheat grains with a hint of toffee and citrus. Lots of caramelized sugar. A little bit of earthy hop bitterness towards the finish. Fairly bready throughout. Sweet but not cloying.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Somewhat syrupy and sticky. Very smooth as the alcohol isn't really felt.

Overall: A good beer overall. Not really what I would expect from a barleywine but a interesting version.

MattyG85, Feb 19, 2012
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Winter Warlock from Flat Earth Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.