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Top Fuel - Local Option

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BA SCORE
89
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Local Option visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  14.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Top Fuel is a barrel aged American style Barley Wine brewed by Local Option Bierwerker. This super charged beer surges forward at 330 MPH; appearing hazy light copper with immediate notes of toffee, caramel, pine and earthy undertones. Full bodied with a velvety mouth feel, and lingering bitterness, Top Fuel is aged on Four Roses bourbon barrels, yielding a devastating barley wine worthy of its name. No adjuncts or extracts of any type are used in Top Fuel.

(Beer added by: kevanb on 10-12-2013)
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4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Thanks, Dave, for throwing this in as an extra!

A: dark, rusty brown

S: really intense: earthy citrus; toffee, vanilla, and oak; burnt brown sugar; spicy cola notes?

T: lots of toffee and brown sugar upfront; light barrel character: oaky vanilla butterscotch; strong hoppy notes; powerful but non-cloying sweetness; strong alcohol presence; could not get enough of this

M: thick, chewy, and sticky

O: fantastic integration of hop notes and barrel character

blankenhoney, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a muddy copper with no real head retention. Initial smell was intense, however that became milder as it opened up. Resiny hops, vanilla, oak and spice are all present. Toffee and brown sugar sweetness are predominate at first, but mellow to reveal vanilla, oak and warming spice. Moderately carbonated which imparts a coating thick mouthfeel that disappears quickly. Nice warming spice and alcohol presence comes through in the finish. Alcohol is present but well hidden in this BA Barleywine.

PintSizedLover, Mar 12, 2014
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Top Fuel from Local Option
89 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.