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Jumbo Love - Figure 8 Brewing

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very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 8.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: alleykatking on 02-18-2011)
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Billolick:
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New York

3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottle w/o freshness/vintage date.

Pours dark brown (def not "black" minor lite tan head

Nose of dull chocolate

Smooth and tasty, with notes of more milk chocolate, toffee and a hint of vanilla. Alcohol well hidden.

Easy drinking super mellow and enjoyable AB. More chocolate in the super smooth finish.

Nicely done and happy to have taken a chance on this one..

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:40:38 | More by Billolick
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- a nearly non-existent head, dark brown to black color.

Smell- all malt with this brew. Dry fruit, chocolate, and spicy hops make for a unique and satisfying aroma.

Taste- licorice, dark chocolate, and dry cherry make for a complex experience. Definitely want to sip on this to let the flavor profile show off a bit.

Mouth feel- thick leaving a sticky sweet film on your lips.

Overall I would say a perfect after dinner beer. Consider buying a growler or bottle for thanksgiving.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2013 00:02:54 | More by Malty_Matty
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

03-25-2012 15:16:14 | More by awdturboiv
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3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Poured a very nice deep copper/brown, with good head and lacing. Hugely thick and sweet malt aroma. Same with the flavors, with a decent citrus hop taste to it. Fairly alcohol hot, even considering its high ABV (which was listed as 11.0% at Tomlinson.)

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 18:23:51 | More by JamesS
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-18-2012 04:31:14 | More by MapleCity219
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

01-13-2012 05:41:32 | More by mjmadsen21
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3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottle advertises this as a black barleywine. As a consequence, one might expect a malty profile before tasting.

The beer was just released and I purchased the bottle at the brewery yesterday. The aroma bears a modreate level of maltiness, though not overpowering. The head was limited, which is generally true to form for a barleywine. The initial taste bears a strong maltiness with hints of prunes and tart cherries. The sweetness is somewaht muted for a barleywine. Even after the initial taste mellows into the aftertaste, the malt still lingers while coating the tongue. The aftertaste produces a warming flavor in the back of the thraot that fades quickly. A slight medicine flavor lingers.

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Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 05:35:25 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

12-26-2011 22:41:14 | More by Billakowski
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

11-19-2011 02:47:32 | More by rattletrap968
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap.

A- Poured a deep brown with plum light highlights when held to the light. One finger off white head shows medium retention. Ringy lacing to start with that becomes a little streaky as you drink the beer down.

S- Darker fruits come out (cherry, fig, little prune) with a bready almost caramel malt. I really enjoy the backend of the aroma as it showed a light roasted character with hints of smoke here and there. Alcohol is very subdue for the style I thought. Very interesting aroma overall and this is meant in a good way.

T- Caramel malts in the front with a hints of darker fruit (mostly cherry I thought). This gets washed away and covered up with a roasted malt and light hints of smoked char. The back half of the beer itself is hoppy but in a clean way if that makes sence...I would say noble style hops are used in this. Some hints of darker fruit and a nice warming alcohol finish on this beer wraps everything together quite nice.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Light roasted malts and darker fruit are left on the palate with a hint of alcohol. Aftertaste is warming alcohol, cherry, slick hops, and fading roasted malts. Flavors were very well put together making it a smooth drinking beer. No off flavors were present on the many samples I had of this beer. Medium alcohol drying on the palate.

D- This was a nice drinker which I wasn't surprised coming from this company. I enjoyed how well the alcohol was masked until the end but even then there wasn't a problem with it. The ABV is there in the back end but only for a second.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2011 17:54:26 | More by alleykatking
Jumbo Love from Figure 8 Brewing
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