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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

475 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 232
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 37
Gots: 51 | 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 Pellinore1:
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Pellinore1

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to brees6221 for sending this one.

Pours a very deep amber, producing about a finger of light tan head. This slowly fades, leaving a thin cap of lacing.

The aroma has a nice balance of floral hops and caramel malt, and just a tiny whiff of booziness.

The flavor opens with a nice hop bite, then makes room for some sweet caramel and fruity malt. The finish dries out a bit, with hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol warmth.

Medium bodied, with only just enough carbonation, the mouthfeel is fine.

This is a very nice barleywine, overall, with a good balance of hops and malt in both the smell and the taste. It makes me want to check out the rest of Rock Art's lineup.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 01:37:50 | More by Pellinore1
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The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.