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Barley Wine - Epic Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.7%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The first sip of this brilliant, red-brown beer reveals a robust mouth feel and complex flavors including raisin, dark bread, some sherry flavors sure to increase with age. With the finish comes the flavor of Columbus hops followed by the alcohol warmth that can be felt down your throat.

(Beer added by: BigMcLargeHuge on 02-23-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

a77cj7, Friday at 06:29 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Release 15

A: poured into a snifter to a deep brown with a finger and a half of dense off white head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of earthy and herbal hops with some slight caramel and raisin notes
T: taste is bready and caramelly malt sweetness with some stone fruits and herbal hop flavors with a little bit of citrus rind. swallow brings a big and bitter herbal hop note that lingers for some time.
M: big and slightly chewy on the palate with soft well rounded carbonation. finish is oily and slightly drying from the alcohol
O: A little abrasive right now but with a year or two to mellow out this one should be smooth and dangerous. The complexity is there and the mouthfeel is killer but for me it needs a little time for the hops to mellow.

SHODriver, Nov 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Cramerican, Oct 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

TrojanRB, Oct 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Thirstygoat, Oct 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

BeerNW, Oct 16, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +12.2%

This seems as inspired as my favorite barleywines, but seems to be missing some key attribute.

martyl1000, Oct 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev 0%

kds2437, Sep 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Fluffmeister, Sep 11, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +25.4%

ScottM123, Sep 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +35.1%

EnojysAnyBeer, Sep 02, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +11.4%

beerforpresident, Sep 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

deac83, Aug 31, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -66.2%

Raziel313, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

tikk, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

hilgart1, Aug 04, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with a head that has very good retention for the high abv/style. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of toffee, raisins, rum-soaked bread and some pine.

The taste is of toffee with raisins. Enough hops give it a piney/citric balance to fit it into the "American" rather than "English" style, though the malt stays ahead through the finish. Alcohol is warming, but not too hot.

It is silky smooth. Carbonation fitting for the general character of the beer.

This is a wonderful American barleywine. Toffee character is strong, but has a hop character in the balance. A great "sipper".

jwc215, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

afsdan, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Carb-Overlord, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

imfrommichigan, Jun 21, 2014
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Barley Wine from Epic Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.