The Vermonster - Rock Art Brewery
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Reviews by Katahdin:
2/5 rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
Where to start other than to say never, ever again As big of a fan as I am of Barleywine I had high hopes for this based on its apperance in the glass and its pleasant aroma but I was quickly dispapointed with the first sip.
Very, very bitter with an overwhelming hop taste that couples with pine resin flavor to drown out any hints of the carmel that appears in the aroma. The texture was horrible, I have never had such a chewy beer before, and the thin carbonation only exacerbated the problem. The body was jsut too big to deliver any semblance of drinkability, and for the first time in 25 years I had to cut it 3:1 with water.
Serving type: on-tap
12-09-2009 21:12:54 | More by Katahdin
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3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
22 oz beer was poured into a snifter.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a small layer. It is a dark mahogany color with vision of tiny bubbles coming up the side of the glass.Super nice lacing as the beer was drank.
Smell: Caramel, toffee, fruity, floral, and citrus.
Taste: Citrus, earthy, resiny hops with caramel and toffee in the rear. All followed by lingering bitterness. Some tea like characteristics from the dry hops too.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth, lingering tingly bitterness, a little boozy, low carbonation, and medium bodied.
Overall: A good barleywine. You can definitely notice the 100 IBU's.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 01:58:45 | More by Flounder57
The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.