Brandy Barrel Aged Hairy Eyeball - Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brandy Barrel Aged Hairy Eyeball
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BA SCORE
86
very good

10 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: scottfrie on 08-21-2011)
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Photo of warnerry
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy deep brown with one finger of off white head. Head has good retention and leaves rings of lacing.

S - Alcohol-soaked raisins, brandy, toffee and chocolate. Interesting aroma profile.

T - Lots of chocolate and toffee, followed by brandy and raisin. Small amount of hops. Really nice.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel with a but of numbing alcohol and slight drying bitterness.

O - I bit boozy, bit overall, but a nice flavor profile overall. I would get this again.

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Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Served a dark ruddy brown with a thin light tan head that faded into a wispy film that retained a good collar.
S: Strong notes of brandy and rich syrupy malt.
T: I get flavors of brandy, raisins, molasses, warming alcohol, vanilla, leather, dates, a bit of honey and perhaps birch and oak. The finish is sweet with raisins and a bit of burnt malt, and the aftertaste is full of warm brandy and vanilla.
M: Thick body with a viscous mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and warming alcohol that heats my throat afterter each swallow.
O: Great brandy flavors, really enjoyable and rich all around. A little age would probably do this wonders.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I wish i had brought this beer home just to be one of the few to review it for you. Oh well. I have to agree with other reviewers about many of the characteristics. I would like to add that this beer went perfect with a big bacon cheeseburger, I am sure that most any food would go well with this robust beer. My favorite part was the mouthfeel, it was full and made the food so much better. Beer Respected...

Brandy Barrel Aged Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.