Barley Wine - Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cbarrett4:
2.68/5 rDev -24.9%
Poured from tap at brewery.
What an unimpressive barley-wine. This brew is super sweet, overly alcoholic, and aggressive it seems just for the sake of being so. The aromatics are nice, lots of fig, and fresh fruit, some sweets; but the palate is overly sweet with the alcohol punching you in the tongue and cheek.
I drink a lot of barley-wine, and this one doesn't come close to most (if in Portland, try the Full Sail barley-wine at their McCormick and Schmicks brewery).
06-17-2010 23:51:33 | More by cbarrett4
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3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
This was not listed as the Old Battle Axe on the beer list, but I suppose it's possible that it was. Somehow, though, as I ponder Mt Hood Brewing, I doubt they would change the name and not the recipe. Just a hunch. Could be wrong...
Ap - light brown/amber, little head or lace
Ar - toffee, sweet pale malts, caramel, alcohol
Tst - pretty nice... toffee, caramel (much like the nose), and hoppy/alcoholic enough to suggest to me that it needs a little time to come together. Has great potential.
Mthfl - medium full, and a bit oily
Drnk - right now... so-so. In six months, I'm thinking this will be far too easy to drink for a high ABV beer.
05-31-2008 03:15:44 | More by grumpy
Barley Wine from Ice Axe Grill / Mt. Hood Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.