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Hypnosis - Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 26
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 18
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
Oregon, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Barleywine | 12.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 12-15-2010

"Barley wine matured in bourbon barrels, 50% aged nearly a year. Brewed with 100% malted barely, Hypnosis pours a shimmering burnt caramel glass. Aromas of vanilla, oak, plum, caramel and bourbon begin the hypnotizing process. Amazing flavors of malted barley, hops, plum, fig and bourbon mesmerize even the most hardened hearts. 12% alc/vol 70 IBU's"
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The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is sweet and oaky, with vanilla and chocolate taking center stage. I also get some nuts and black cherry vanilla in the sweet nose, which adds to the attraction. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely in this smooth, sweet barleywine, and I get a hint of bourbon and heat from alcohol in the finish. Mouthfeel is very full and rich, with a long, soft, plush finish.

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Nose...strong of bourbon, vanilla, honey, sweetness, carmel with barrel characteristics.

Taste...dark fruits, leather, vanilla, very boose heavy, carmel velvety goodness as it graces my throat.

Impressed that it used both 15/20 yr old pappy van winkle barrels. Delectable and very smooth to drink.

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Hypnosis from Block 15 Brewery & Restaurant
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