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The Vermonster - Rock Art Brewery

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The VermonsterThe Vermonster

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very good

493 Ratings

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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 38
Gots: 61 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

OriolesFan1008, Jul 04, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2008 vintage

A- poured a one finger thick light tan head into a snifter. The body is a dark, ruddy brown.
S- toffee, caramel, some chocolate.
T- toffee, caramel, slight spiciness in the finish and there is still a little heat.
M- creamy and slick.
O- nice take on this style, good complexity.

GPHarris, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

bobv, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Ohiovania, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

PTEdelman, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

timotao, Jun 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

gatheredwaters, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Heavy-G, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

DrewLikesBeer, Jun 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Resuin, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Phigg1102, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

jamesewelch, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DerekMorgan, May 19, 2014
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1.9/5  rDev -51%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This is one of those beers where it gets a high score, but to the everyday beer drinker in America it tastes like the inside of a perfume bottle. It's pretty rough on the taste buds. I also got a migraine headache after drinking this one. Maybe the hops in it were a bit much for me to handle? Seemingly so. But there obviously are people that enjoy this beer. Enjoy, but I think I'll move on and drink the Grado Plato Chocarrubica instead.

tippiecanoes, May 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JSBILK, May 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

aubzachsyd, May 10, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -42%

2ellas, May 05, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours the color of dark brown sugar with a deep ruby hue. Good clarity and a fat tan head of foam from a vigorous pour that fell quickly. Nose is lovely. A light bit of crusty bread, some sweet caramel and a smidgen of toffee. A hop floral and fruitiness that starts with a tropical note and subsides into an earthy citrusy note. Dark fruit. Taste is layers of rich and intense malt. it seems to unfold broadly yet stay very friendly to the palate. The caramel is soft and simple, the toffee is light over that. The bread crust makes it homey. The fruit is vibrant and at times with the hop floral it's very fresh with some pine as well. The citrus seems to peek out every now and then with a bit of earthiness. It's strong and has a bit of peppery alcohol to finish it with a lingering hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is silken and not the least bit heavy but it is full and soft. There are even some tea like qualities that develop as it warms. The alcohol is a bit of warmth and a touch of flavor on the very back end.

I really liked it. Layers of malt flavors accented by some dynamic hops. This one is dramatic but in way that's a bit slow. it unfolds and you realize it as it does. Then you think on it a bit and it makes you smile because it's forceful and it doesn't seem so.

utopiajane, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Belittle, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

swierczt, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

kvgomps, Apr 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

guido19, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

raydas, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

2Xmd, Apr 20, 2014
The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.