Entropy - Mystic Brewery
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3.5/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
05-11-2014 14:51:49 | More by GreesyFizeek
3.73/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
05-19-2013 00:32:05 | More by Dope
3.81/5 rDev -2.6%
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..
12-03-2013 03:26:02 | More by Guess2814
3.83/5 rDev -2%
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
06-02-2013 00:23:15 | More by rudzud
Entropy from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.