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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: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 37
Gots: 52 | 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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S- toffee, caramel, some chocolate.
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The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.