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Gatlin Damnosus - Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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Gatlin Damnosus
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87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 15.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sour Bourbon Barrel-aged Barleywine.

(Beer added by: Phelps on 04-15-2011)
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aquazr1

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-16-2014 19:31:50 | More by aquazr1
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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

07-05-2014 03:26:58 | More by KG710
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-09-2014 04:35:37 | More by KevinGordon
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

06-06-2014 23:27:14 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-06-2014 04:12:06 | More by Axnjxn
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vfgccp

New York

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-25-2014 11:53:13 | More by vfgccp
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Joshpu

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

04-13-2014 06:00:18 | More by Joshpu
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Judicator7

Texas

4.74/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this on tap a few times in Phoenix at Taste of Tops. Made regularly per my discussion with the brewers, but hard for me to find back in Austin. This melds some of my favorites things under one umbrella...barleywine, sours, bourbon/whiskey barrel-aged ales. Delicious. Incredibly unique, but polarizing.

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2014 14:54:48 | More by Judicator7
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MrBoh

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-24-2014 17:31:23 | More by MrBoh
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-22-2014 16:20:27 | More by dcisco44
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dunlap926

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-22-2014 16:00:44 | More by dunlap926
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dranceboogie

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

03-21-2014 23:32:22 | More by dranceboogie
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Wolberjs

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-09-2014 20:47:43 | More by Wolberjs
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Keith_R

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-02-2014 00:00:51 | More by Keith_R
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Zach136

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

03-01-2014 20:55:57 | More by Zach136
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socon67

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-02-2014 18:52:33 | More by socon67
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-25-2014 04:32:11 | More by davegray
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AgentMunky

California

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tasting glass at Ale Arsenal.

A: Darkest chestnut, barely translucent. Good lacing.

S: Mmmm. Tart cherries and huge butterscotch with hints of vanilla. Obvious bourbon barrels. Yummy.

T: Interesting! Predominantly tart, with intriguing undercurrents of bourbon and butterscotch. Aftertaste is clean, but yeasty.

M: Thin, and lightly sour.

O: A good, interesting beer that I would not want to drink all the time, but is fun. Good vanilla. Nice mix of sour and sweet. The former wins by a hair.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2014 02:31:03 | More by AgentMunky
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-29-2013 04:48:36 | More by largadeer
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ediaz

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-22-2013 03:13:50 | More by ediaz
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Dark red-brown. Foamy residue on top.

Strong whiskey note complemented by a turned tartness. Lots of bourbon corn sweetness, butteriness, milk chocolate, creaminess, dark fruits, and caramel. Not bad.

Somewhat sour with infected notes. An accident that almost works. Some lingering vanilla and oak get pumped up by a prominent bourbon note. The sourness tones down the buttery sweetness and the caramel quite a bit. Sherry notes. Tannic apple skins, maybe grape, raisin, and toffee. Woodiness is pretty nice, because it's noticeable but not over-the-top; just another element of the beer.

Drinks with a a thick, viscous body. A lot of texture, too, that I don't necessarily like. Carbonation is okay, though.

A good sour barleywine. I don't like the approach, but I like the result.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2013 18:14:08 | More by thecheapies
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -44.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Pours a dark amber color. Smells like the breath of a drunk clown after downing cheap whiskey. Booze, cherry, barleywine. Stale smelling.
In the taste, very oxidized and a bit sour. Like an old barleywine that has been inoculated with wild yeast. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not very good, and I like sour ales. Hot and sour beer! This could not have been what was intended.

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2013 23:22:28 | More by Stinkypuss
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Jammer42

Maryland

3/5  rDev -22.9%

12-01-2013 18:45:21 | More by Jammer42
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

10-29-2013 22:11:22 | More by foxyaardvark27
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Auraan

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep reddish brown, with a half finger off-white head and abundant bubbles on the side of the glass. It looks good, like a barleywine, with a bit smaller a head than usual. Scents of apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, pecans, oak, rich caramel malt, and earthiness with hints of chocolate. Very rich and complex, the caramel and brown sugar notes showcasing the English Barleywine beneath the sour aging. Quite nice. Taste was sour, with notes of apple cider vinegar. Also present were flavors of oak, sweet, caramel malt and molasses with some honey. Very different. It has the flavors of a barleywine, but it combines them with a wild sour character that melds into a nice complex flavor. Mouthfeel was medium-heavy bodied with moderate carbonation and a crisp, puckering finish. Quite the nice sipper. Overall this was an excellent take on an English Barleywine. The strong sweet malt with caramel, honey and brown sugar notes were present, but placed atop them was a pleasant sourness. Melding into all of this was a nice oak from the barrel-aging. This was an excellent, rich, complex beer that was quite unique and well worth trying.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2013 05:07:34 | More by Auraan
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Gatlin Damnosus from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.