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Foggy Notion - Mother's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.88%
Wants: 10
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mother's Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not quite English. Not quite American. Foggy Notion is a boozy, 100% Ozarks-born barley wine. Boatloads of malt give this full-bodied beauty a deep-copper color & light brown sugar flavor. Six months of aging nurtures hints of oak & stone fruit, making Foggy Notion perfect for sharing or sipping alone.

44 IBU

(Beer added by: TippySelenoid on 12-01-2011)
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Archimedes

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3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a coppery dark golden color with a good white head. Sweet brown sugar smell with some hops, oak and a bit of booze.

A very sweet barley wine, a little to much brown sugar for my tastes. The booze is hid well for a 10% beer. A good sipper that could go down a lot smoother with out all the sweetness.

This beer is done well and has a nice warmth to it. If you like your barely wine on the sweet side you would love this.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2013 20:45:00 | More by Archimedes
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Poured from a bottle into a pint shaker.

It's a beautiful old penny copper, just the slightest amount of haze. Head is average, and the thin skiff of foam that remains stubbornly refuses to leave.

Nice aroma! The nose is a vinous array of fruits and grains, with a bit of plum and grape making an appearance. Smells sweet and rich.

They say "not quite English, and not quite American", and that's an apt description. It starts out very "Englishy", with a big, sweet grain blast. The plum and grape from the nose make an appearance, as does a leather-type flavor that's far more appealing than "leather" makes it sound. It ends with a toffee sweetness. It *is* sweet throughout, but just the right amount of hopping prevents it being cloying, as the bitterness jumps in at the last minute to balance that big burst of sugary graininess. That's the "American" aspect. At "only" 44 IBUs, that candy-like sweetness lingers at the end, but in a controlled way that leaves you wanting more. Nicely balanced. Definitely not American in, say, a "Bigfoot" way, but certainly not as English as a J.W. Lees, either. Splits the difference nicely.

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Foggy Notion from Mother's Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.