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Entropy - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 19
Gots: 14 | FT: 5
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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nlfrenette

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -48.6%

03-16-2013 22:39:15 | More by nlfrenette
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-23-2014 14:16:13 | More by dcisco44
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LinzBrit

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

03-23-2014 14:01:56 | More by LinzBrit
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-25-2014 00:16:42 | More by chippo33
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Kataco16

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

03-24-2014 15:10:17 | More by Kataco16
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-15-2014 16:04:37 | More by acurtis
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-22-2014 14:23:00 | More by trevorpost
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GreesyFizeek

New York

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

05-11-2014 14:51:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
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jrstamp

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-21-2013 18:56:14 | More by jrstamp
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-01-2014 04:41:15 | More by Boston_Steve
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

03-24-2014 04:14:10 | More by oriolesfan4
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dunlap926

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

04-05-2014 01:43:11 | More by dunlap926
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle. Waxed and corked.

A: Pours a murky, cloudy dark brown. No head of course, this beer is still. I won't mark it down too much on appearance, it's an atypical and intended style.

S: Boozy dark fruits. Like rum-soaked raisins, fig and prunes. Loaded with very sweet caramel and some molasses too.

T: Again, huge boozy dark fruits as mentioned in the aroma. Very oaky throughout. Big alcohol with a nice sting in the finish. Sweet but not as sweet as I was expecting. Lots of lingering dried fruits and earthiness in the aftertaste. I'm not sure if this was aged in fresh barrels or what, but it does have a slight white wine flavor too. Not strong, like their wine barrel saisons, but its there.

M: Thick and heavy, but not ridiculously so. Flat, of course.

O: Well, one of the more unique beers I've ever had. Ignore the fact that it says barleywine, it barely resembles any normal beer. I'm not sure what I'd even use for classification, probably just the generic "american strong ale". It's a big, boozy and fruity ale with barleywine, wine and belgian yeast characteristics. A belgianwine? It's not bad, curious to age one for a while and see how it turns out. Surprisingly drinkable given 14.2% ABV and completely flat.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2013 00:32:05 | More by Dope
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 15:15:32 | More by Janeinma
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Phished880

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-24-2014 02:02:47 | More by Phished880
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BColton1

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-17-2013 21:17:16 | More by BColton1
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Timmy13T

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-23-2013 14:16:59 | More by Timmy13T
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-10-2013 19:50:45 | More by aorloski
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YoungTeach

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-19-2013 22:10:09 | More by YoungTeach
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-04-2013 01:27:11 | More by DelicateDelirium
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-24-2014 13:01:35 | More by JCam9981
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

07-09-2013 23:23:36 | More by DonFrap
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

03-26-2014 01:52:01 | More by duceswild
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Guess2814

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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..

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2013 03:26:02 | More by Guess2814
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Shared with my friend and poured into a tulip. Opened this only because of mystics recall sure to bottle explosions.

A - Poured a slightly hazy garnet with a half finger light tan hue that never really fades to leave s thin blanket. No real lacing though.

S- Aromas of caramel, rum raisins, toffee, light alcohol, light malt sweetness.

T - Taste is full of activity from yeast which is a bad thing. Zombie year herewith more dark fruits, caramel, sticky sweetness, fair amount of alcohol, fair amount of raisin sweetness here. Not much barrel notes though and unfortunately lots of yeast notes that shouldn't be there.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated for a barleywine, even though it shouldn't be.

O - Overall this was unfortunate as I really wanted to age this for years but due to bottle fermentation issues I had to drink this now. Sigh

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 00:23:15 | More by rudzud
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Entropy from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.