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Daft - Urban Chestnut Brewing Company

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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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mynie

Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

07-05-2014 02:17:29 | More by mynie
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-28-2014 02:29:28 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-17-2014 22:53:03 | More by DaftPatrick
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2014 12:35:26 | More by EROCK75
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noisefights

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-10-2014 04:29:32 | More by noisefights
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JMBSH

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

04-03-2014 04:14:50 | More by JMBSH
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mfield14

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-21-2014 02:08:33 | More by mfield14
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qcbrewer

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-29-2014 00:57:09 | More by qcbrewer
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jlee185

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-18-2014 15:05:29 | More by jlee185
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

12-01-2013 03:37:30 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jklecko2

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

11-17-2013 17:23:45 | More by jklecko2
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kinmundy77

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

11-02-2013 00:52:04 | More by kinmundy77
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-28-2013 02:45:51 | More by hilgart1
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-12-2013 02:24:33 | More by StlHopHead77
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BrewSTL

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

06-30-2013 02:09:11 | More by BrewSTL
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drgonzo2k2

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-28-2013 00:34:49 | More by drgonzo2k2
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pecokid

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-16-2013 20:17:25 | More by pecokid
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00chris

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2013 02:15:22 | More by 00chris
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RWNay

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2013 17:23:30 | More by RWNay
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brian4beer

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-17-2013 01:42:53 | More by brian4beer
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-01-2013 05:14:01 | More by spycow
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kell50

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

03-05-2013 02:09:09 | More by kell50
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siege06nd

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

03-03-2013 19:01:59 | More by siege06nd
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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-21-2013 19:53:49 | More by MarkIntihar
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-21-2013 19:51:14 | More by imperialking
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Daft from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.