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Winter Warlock - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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85
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
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)
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Buebie

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Deep gold in color, medium white head, mudium laceing.

Smell:
Huge malt smell, alot of sweetness, some bready notes.

Drinkability:
Its interesting, very complex, not a chugger but piculiar flavors. Its drinkable, but not the barley wine I had suspected. I'd buy it again.

Taste:
This beer is very complex, but off the bat there is a huge malt bill, with perfect sweatness. Piculiar pepperconrn middle with warm alcahol notes, not hot, but definatly spicey .I'm surprsed at the malts presence because the hops still come out swinging in the end. bready grain flavor and a hoppy spicey finish.
The bitters from the spice are foreign to me, its sweet and sour at the same time.

As it has warmed, much of the sweatness has dropped out, the bitter hoppy notes are still present, as are the complicated spicieness.

This is a 22oz brown bomber. Cost was $5.99, a bit spendy, but I dont regret the purchase. At 9% ABV, I'd expect more out of my $5.99.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2008 21:23:08 | More by Buebie
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Mdog

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Flat Earth Belgian snifter.

Appearance: Deep gold, good sized head, some bubbles rising through the beer, good lacing.

Smell: Sweet grains, a little toffee as it warms up.

Taste: A really interesting mix of flavors. When cold it hits me with a toffee flavor and a peppery finish. As it warms up I get more grainy sweetness instead of the toffee.

Drinkability: Somewhat hard to find but pick it up if you see it.

I had my first taste of this at the brewery tour in January and finally saw a bottle of it at Cellar's. It's definitely on the English side of barleywines in that the hops take a back seat to the malt. Very good beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2008 17:44:28 | More by Mdog
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4.55/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazed rich looking golden body. Thin white head. Lace comes in sporadic patches. Very nice mellow maltiness on the nose. Similar in a way to a Blonde Dopplebock aroma. Nice mellow malt profile on the palate as well. Fairly rich with only trace amounts of alcohol noted. (An accomplishment since this is a very fresh sample of their 9% ale.) I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess quite a bit of Golden Promise was used here. There's such a unique and smooth mellow maltiness. Very enjoyable. There's also a nice little spiciness. Body's close to medium-full. Carbonation is appropriately restrained. This will be a welcome addition to my Winter "go-to" beers in the years to come.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 04:32:11 | More by Bighuge
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Winter Warlock from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.