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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:
Beer added by: scottfrie on 08-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 10 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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.

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...

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