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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style AleSmoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

221 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked cherry wood malt brings a smoky sweetness to the caramel malts and a bit of peat flavor with a Belgian-style yeast. The entire batch aging in the whiskey barrels nicely dries out the perceived sweetness of the caramel malt leaving an almost scotch like taste.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 07-11-2010)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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trebbates, Jun 25, 2014
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devilfluff, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

akttr, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Dave_in_GR, Jun 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

ErinnA, Jun 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

amalburg, May 02, 2014
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TripelMark, May 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

40ontarget, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

SuperbikeShaun, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BanditoJunkie, Apr 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LotsofLupulin, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Todd, Apr 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Release #27, SLC#1501, 11.9%alc./vol. 22oz of apparently 1,800 bottles produced. Served in an imperial pint glass this beer pours thick and sludgy, resisting any head formation, reddish brown in color, and not at all transparent. Heavy, sweet fruity aroma, reminiscent of apple juice. Or raisins. I'm not getting smoke in the nose, but I could be convinced this is barleywine. Flavor confirms it: this is barleywine, and a pretty good one at that. More dark fruit than dark Belgian ale. Prunes. And quite a bit of residual sugar. There is a little bit of a Belgian yeast note in the finish, but that's really all. I don't think this beer is properly called Belgian in any legitimate sense. "Imperial" might be a better descriptor. Anyway, it's quite enjoyable, though I'd been hoping for smokier.

hreb, Apr 09, 2014
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Dave_Treat, Mar 19, 2014
Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.