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Pray For Snow - 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.81%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010

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2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy amber with thick white head that faded into mostly nothing. Smells of slight spice and booze. First taste was not good and border line awful. Second taste was better, and I was then, by the third taste, to decipher some hops, burnt malt, summertime fruit, and booze. Drinkability is not good. Mouthfeel is watery and alcoholy. Much better winter beers for cheeper.

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2.91/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Handsome brownish coppery amber in the narrow tulip. Plenty of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel renews with every small pour. A whiff of teriyaki.

Sweetish malt with a grainy, rough taste. More than a little of the sweet vermouth taste. Rather bitter and murky to finish. A touch of bubble gum. Even more bitter after another mouthful.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Hallam's Wine in La Conner, Wash. I"m not sure whether this is a new batch for 2014 for an old Old Ale. This is not one I'd recommend.

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of iRaven99664
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

L- pour in mason jar, looked and saw dark cherry red. Probably brown. Not cloudy. No foam, but could be jar our slow pour. Little carb bubble. First bottle. Just swirled glass for a nice lacey foam, mocha to milky-chocolate.

S- not strong. Initially a little chocolatey, later a little bit cherry. Nothing special. Smells a lot like the porters I've had.

T- taste as it smells, but a bit stronger. There is a definite strong boozy taste. Not sure why if its 7%! For sure a sweet malty taste forward along the booze, subtle hop. Noticing as the beer warms, there is a lot more flavor. Slight grapefruit and light pine hop. The booze mellows as it warms. After taste is a burt feel, and lingers with a nibbling sweetness. Im not sure the sweetness is better than the burnt.

Feel- kind of water, though it coats the tongue and lingers like New Belgium's Portage. The carb makes it feel like champagne a bit. Not so wonderful, not dreadful.

Overall- boozey, balance of sweet lingering roasted malt and a zesty hop. Champagne fizz is not expected from the ales I am accustomed to. And the strong booze taste seems amature spiked in the middle of what would taste like a decent porter. Not a session beer, would drink if offered to me, doubt i would buy again.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky dark amber-brown hue with a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. Not bad!

Smell: caramelly malt with a bit too much sweetness and a biscuity malt character. Kind of like a too-sweet amber ale; not my favorite.

Taste: sweet and caramelly with a bit of biscuity character. Bitterness toward the end is balanced. Flavor works a little bit better than the aroma, but in general it's not to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and an OK creaminess. Not outstanding, but it works well enough.

Overall: this beer definitely seems more like an amber ale or a winter warmer -- definitely not a strong ale in any sense of the term. Whatever the style, it's just a flavor profile of which I'm not a fan.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at Beer Mongers.

A finger of offwhite head, full, fine lace.

Not much nose here, some faintly sour malt.

Initial tang of faint citrus and tempered hops, barrel aging is otherwise subtle, but there's a faint brandy tang, I guess... I don't think it works that well.

Smooth, average texture.

I guess I was praying for snow and got freezing rain.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle from my Beer of the Every Other Month Club poured into a tulip glass.

A -- Dark amber body, pretty clear. Nice tan head pours about an inch and then settles down. Pillowy. Good lacing.

N -- Smells like a tree. Not a pine tree, but one of those trees from the forest with the snow. A cold tree. Figgy too. A little booze smell. An old smell.

T -- Little boozy. A little sweet. Kind of fruity. That same tree note from the nose is present here too. Spicy on the back end -- didnt expect that. Probably a little too harsh.

M -- Harsh, like I said above. Drinkable. Big gulps are possible if you want them.

O -- Not bad. I would drink this again but it didnt blow me away. Cheers!

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.