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Top Fuel - Local Option

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BA SCORE
89
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-26-2014 11:39:09 | More by FreshZ
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-13-2014 21:59:45 | More by emottram
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Matthewpakula

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-06-2014 02:39:16 | More by Matthewpakula
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2014 20:08:39 | More by Canada_Dan
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-23-2014 13:19:52 | More by JohnnieNepal
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TCgoalie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-20-2014 00:55:22 | More by TCgoalie
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blankenhoney

Ohio

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2014 13:20:30 | More by blankenhoney
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-22-2014 02:26:34 | More by mikeincharleston
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2014 12:24:55 | More by Dactrius
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-21-2014 02:11:58 | More by stereosforgeeks
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kirkfrailey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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MortalKombat14

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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Michigan

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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PintSizedLover


4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 22:25:13 | More by PintSizedLover
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California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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riemster

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Ohio

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California

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-21-2014 15:47:48 | More by williamjbauer
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mattvandyk

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-11-2014 18:08:47 | More by mattvandyk
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Top Fuel from Local Option
89 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.