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Entropy - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.85%
Wants: 19
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Mystic Brewery visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  14.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: johnnnniee on 12-04-2011)
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2/5  rDev -48.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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A-EBF sample pour. Body is thick and viscous. Dark brown color.

S-Big notes of dark fruits. Smells a bit like a port or sherry. The aroma was very rich. Also there was some alcohol in the nose.

T-The four yeasts used really bring out different flavors. The sherry, Barleywine and Trappist yeasts are the most noticeable. It tastes like sherry, and it also has flavors synonymous with both Barleywines and dark Belgian beers. Dark, booze-soaked fruits, rich brown sugar and some vinous flavors.

M-Flat. Viscous and pleasurably oily. Alcohol is actually more forgiving than one would expect it to be.

O/D-I have only had a few beers like this one. The Xyauyu beers are similar. This one is awesome and should be tried if the opportunity arises. I would like to grab a bottle and age it.

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StonedTrippin

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4.51/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

a beer like no other, if we can even call it that. something like four or five yeasts make this quad turned barleywine something to behold. it pours an almost still looking rich dark caramel brassy color, darker than that, shaded, clean looking, not much head, thick and sticky. the smell of this is a quad at heart, i do get a genuine belgian yeast with all its fruity esters and big dark grain sugars, but i also get so much more. a white wine yeast is apparently used to dry it out, which is highly successful, i get some mild acidity in the nose, but none in the feel. i also get a ton of fruit, some dried cherries and even plums, but fresh fruit too, red grapes, tangy pomegranate, and a woody nuttiness like pecans, all in the smell. it also has a spirit sort of nose, likely from the sherry yeast they continue to referment this with. the flavor oozes vanilla and belgian dark malts. molasses, brown sugar, cherry juice, black tea, this is impossibly complex. lots of woody mustiness, almost no residual sugar even though this is like dessert to me. the sherry yeast is a very interesting touch, giving this a velvety texture that is light in spite of its thickness. it coats the mouth and glides down the throat finishing more english than belgian really, but mixing the best of both worlds. even at room temperature all this alcohol is magically well hidden. one of the most memorable mouthfeels in beer for me, not a lick of carbonation, rich and decadently full bodied, but soft and delicate and gentle and clean and slippery, really just a beautiful creation. my first and only beer from mystic to date. this is refined to a level usually reserved for some of the heavy hitters in craft brewing. this deserves much more attention, much higher ratings, and is honestly some of the most special beer ive ever encountered. like nothing else out there.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 18:29:54 | More by StonedTrippin
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Entropy from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.