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Daft - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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DaftDaft

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Urban Chestnut Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our on-going expedition mostly dedicated to those ever questing ‘rye, whiskey, bourbon, etc. barrel-aged beer zealots’. This particular ‘aged-one’ is a barley-wine ale that rested for a few months in a rye whiskey barrel, imparting it with some not so subtle notes of spicy rye, oak and sweet caramel. As you enjoy this complex and potent beer, please heed those words of advice – “Imbibe with care, lest you be a Daft fool!”

12 IBU

(Beer added by: DCon on 02-19-2012)
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Photo of mynie
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

EBW. Aged on barrels, thank god, because this style is just rotten times five if it's not barrel aged.

Pours a little opaque and a little limp. Nice haziness to it, though.

Smells excellent. Big vanilla, giant barley, and raw sour back end.

Tastes nearly as excellent as it smells. Little bit of a neat mustard node on the back end, and while I can see that turning people off frankly I'm just happy to see something new on a gigantic beer. The middles tastes of almonds and there's not hint of booziness at all. Quite nice.

mynie, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

DaftPatrick, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of EROCK75
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

noisefights, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

JMBSH, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mfield14, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

qcbrewer, Jan 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jlee185, Jan 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

Whiskeydeez, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

jklecko2, Nov 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

kinmundy77, Nov 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

hilgart1, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

StlHopHead77, Aug 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

BrewSTL, Jun 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

drgonzo2k2, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pecokid, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

00chris, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

RWNay, May 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

brian4beer, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

spycow, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

kell50, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of siege06nd
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Dan for this awesome extra!

A. Pours a dark murky brown with a very nice finger of cream colored head. Head is tightly beaded and lacing is very good. Retention is outstanding.

S. Dark fruit, cherry, faint banana, caramel, vanilla, toffee, some light baking chocolate, and a hint of spiciness from the rye.

T. Follows the nose...stone fruit, spicy rye, caramel, some slightly resinous hops, and a little bit of chocolate. Not as complex as I'd like, but what's there is very good.

M. Mildly carbed and full bodied without being too cloying or sticky. Does come off slightly watery.

O. This is a surprisingly good barrel aged English Barleywine. Considering this style is almost exclusively dominated by shelf whales, it's impressive to see a smaller brewery take a stab and come out of it looking pretty darn good. This doesn't have quite enough body or complexity to replace Sucaba or Mother of All Storms, but it certainly doesn't get blown away by them either. It's a very good beer that is better than the sum of its parts. I'd happily drink this any time.

siege06nd, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of MarkIntihar
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

MarkIntihar, Feb 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2013
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Daft from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.