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Entropy - Mystic Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 17 | 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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3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WanderingFool
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tonytuffnuts
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
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 -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I expected more flavor from this. It just seemed light in all aspects. It's not something you'd expect from a beer like this.

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3.52/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
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 +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Entropy from Mystic Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.