Winter Warlock - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
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

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(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 03-09-2008)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Winter Warlock from Flat Earth Brewing Company
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