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The Vermonster - Rock Art Brewery

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The VermonsterThe Vermonster

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BA SCORE
87
very good

531 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 236
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 42
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-23-2007

We brewed The Vermonster with 110 pounds of malt per barrel and jacked up the pour into a wide mouth thin glass goblet.
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Ratings: 531 | Reviews: 236
Photo of Sanderson
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mgigs
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015-03-01
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Poured vigorously and completely; I saw a lot of sediment whoosh out with the dregs. 08814A11708 is printed on the bottom of the bottle; the side of the label as a sequence of months preceded by 28 and followed by 19. I don't know what the numbers mean, but there is a notch on the 28 and between the May and June months.

Pours cloudy, dark dingy brown, medium sized but very dense head that just seems to solidify and sit there. Lots of fine, slow carbonation. Smell is barleywine. Alcohol, wood. Slight yeast, overripe dark fruit.

Taste is surprisingly hoppy. Bright bitter flash up front, followed by woody astringency, a bit boozy. Strong, long bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and water, as is sometimes the case with barleywines. Overall, pretty good, but not great.

Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hurricanes56dan
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juice14
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tdmccarthy
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of josephwa
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TLA
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very dark barleywine, with great lacing. Aromas of sweet treacle and a lot of hops come through on this adding resiny citrus and pine notes. A satisfying sipping barleywine, with a really great complex array of bready malt notes, coffee, a subtle sweetness matched by a serious hop contribution. Very nice, and would recommend it for sure. A rich satisfying brew.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.44/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.36/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Mikexw
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.88/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.