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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

477 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 477
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 37
Gots: 54 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
We brewed The Vermonster with 110 pounds of malt per barrel and jacked up the pour into a wide mouth thin glass goblet.

(Beer added by: BeerBeing on 09-23-2007)
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Reviews by MbpBugeye:
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MbpBugeye

Ohio

3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Shared by Ryan011235

Appearance
The beer is a dark, ruddy purple. It looks quite muddy, but not fully opaque. There is a short head leaving crackly lace.

Aroma
The aroma starts off figgy and fruity, but not bright and vibrant levels of fruity ale yeast. There is some brown sugar peppered in as well. Oxidation comes around, bringing aromas of dying, dried hops.

Taste
The flavor starts out with aged, oxidized notes that simply seem like staled malts and hops. The back half of the flavor is quite bitter. There are notions of pine and citrus, but the flavors are muffled and seem faded. Caramel and brown sugar lends a malty base .

Mouthfeel
Full bodied and somewhat sticky. The carbonation is a healthy medium. The dry finish is the best part.

Overall
A decent barleywine, but ultimately fairly typical. I can tell this has a little age on it, but perhaps not enough age. It could have been in that awkward phase barlewine geeks so often talk about. Enjoyable nonetheless, even though I prefer less bitterness in my barleywines.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 18:41:04 | More by MbpBugeye
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The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 477 ratings.