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Entropy - Mystic Brewery

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 82
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 31.62%
Wants: 21
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  14.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnnnniee on 12-04-2011

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 82
Reviews by Dicers:
Photo of Dicers
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I was at the Mystic Brewery today and had the pleasure of getting a tour of the place by its founder. He had just returned from the Craft Beer expo down in DC and was a bit tired. He did however make it a big point that all of us on the tour try the new Entropy batch that had just been released.

This was batch #17 of Entropy and let me tell you it was DELICIOUS!

Appearance: Dark brown, no head, little to no carbonation.

Smell: This beer smells like you're about to take a sip of a fine cognac not of a beer and that is not a bad thing as long as your know what you're getting yourself into.

Taste: This beer tastes almost like sipping on a fine cognac like previously stated you get the dark fruit notes in your sip and it finishes with a bit of an aftertaste comparable to hard alcohol. I would put it closer to a Sam Adams Utopia finish than a standard Belgian quad finish, but good nonetheless.

Mouth: Without carbonation some may not like it very much and I was told that the longer you let it aged the heavier it will feel in your mouth. I thought it was about medium bodied and delicious.

Overall: A great specialty beer that is currently only available at the tasting room of Mystic. I was talking to the guy running the tasting room and they have plans to bottle it (750ml w/cork & cage) and sell it around $20 a bottle so getting a free taste before you buy is recommended as this beer in my opinion is only for beer connoisseurs or extremists.

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Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tigg924
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only the second beer I have opted to give all fives to. Mystic produces some of the best beers in this state and this is a complex masterpiece. Taste is rum, dark fruits, plum, toffee, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, and oak barrel. Just blends together perfectly with multiple layers of complexity. This to me is the top beer coming out of Massachusetts.

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Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of Guess2814
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good beer.. It's like taking a shot.. The 14% alcohol this beer is taste stronger.. Well brewed... Great beer to taste after you've tasted the lower percentage beers on the list when you're at the brewery.. Bottle is fashionably nice .. This is a beer you would like to pour a glass in sip on it during a nice steak dinner..

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Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks flat, smells oxidized...but tastes delicious. Fantastic representation of the barrel and the brew; only slightly sweet. 14% disappears down the throat.

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Photo of Flaherbear
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of richj1970
4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kmlund
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of tonytuffnuts
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Unique: "Non-carbonated 'still' ale"

Fantastic presentation in a uniquely stout bottle that's fit for a cordial, corked, and preserved with a wax seal.

Pours real dark without any head -- almost like a syrupy coke out of a flat fountain.

Smells brilliantly boozy, enveloped in dark cherry, prune, slight caramelized brown sugar, and a hint medicinal.

Tastes like the intersection of a whisky, a big red wine, and a reprised Belgian strong ale. Sweet, boozy finish reminiscent of a bourbon.

Feels a bit viscous. Very smooth without a bite.

While not that drinkable, it's a fascinating product that pushes the envelope of what beer is -- and of what can be done with beer's limited ingredients. Experiments like this are the hallmark of American brewing, so muxh respect for the innovation.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of dcisco44
2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small little 2 oz pour provided by Bob at his tasting.

Pours out a still dark brown, with no head, or lacing. A guess I should've expected that.

Smells like a rush of booze. Some burnt brown sugar and dark fruit.

Tastes more like a liquor than a beer for sure, much like Utopias. However, at 29%, Utopias hides its alcohol a bit better than this 14% quad/barleywine/strong ale/monstrosity. Huge alcohol burn, followed by vanilla, dark fruits, and burnt sugars. Very Cognac like.

Medium bodied, feels silky and delicate on the tongue. Alcohol content is very noticeable.

An interesting beer, but not one I'd want much of again due to how hot it is.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of NateF90
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Entropy from Mystic Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.