Foggy Notion - Mother's Brewing Company
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Reviews by Archimedes:
3.88/5 rDev -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.
01-21-2013 20:45:00 | More by Archimedes
More User Reviews:
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Big creamy head builds as I pour it. I slowed down the pour to fit it in the glass. Pillow of foam settles to a thin layer on the surface, but rings of lace cling like an IPA. Nice.
Smell - Brown sugar and fruits. Like a pear aroma. Definitely boozy. A faint bit of grapefruit, maybe from hops, but it isn't strong.
Taste - Fruity malts. That pear flavor is strong, but maybe masked a bit by sweetness. Caramel, brown sugar, but not a great deal of depth or richness. Sweet, but a bright sweetness, if that makes any sense. Toasty malt in the finish with a hint of bitterness to balance it.
Mouthfeel - Boozy and warming, but it's pleasant. Medium heavy.
Overall - Impressive. I figured it would taste like every other hoppy American barleywine, but it's got a nice malt complexity to it.
09-18-2013 01:28:40 | More by Alieniloquium
3.78/5 rDev -6.4%
Pours copper with 2 fingers of ivory head. Great lacing & average head retention
S: Bready with a touch of pear brandy
T: Caramel with much breadyness, oakyness, brown sugar & dryness up front. Brown sugar sweetness, a touch of pears & boozey bread pudding as this warms.
MF: Chewy with fairly firm carbonation, skews malty, very warming
Great drinkabilty for the style ABV, The label says not quite English & not quite American. I'd say more English than American though. Another winner from this brewery...
12-17-2011 04:55:08 | More by russpowell
4.22/5 rDev +4.5%
Appearance: A dark bronze body with a line of cream colored lace with a lot of retention very mild lacing.
Smell: Very sweet and less alcohol in the aroma than one might think. There are some tones of alcohol but they are weak for a beer of this style.
Taste: The taste is very malty and once again not overdone with the alcohol. There are some very mild hops characteristics to include some bitterness.
Mouthfeel: This is full bodied and slick. It is extremely smooth compared to a lot of barleywines.
Overall: This is a great beer to sit and sip. I was very pleased.
01-08-2012 14:16:32 | More by MTNboy
4.46/5 rDev +10.4%
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.
Mouthfeel? This is a barleywine. You expect a big, full mouthfeel, and this doesn't disappoint. It's thick and rich, without ever being chewy or hard to drink. Everything about this says "BIG", but nothing screams "too big". That's a tough act to pull off. Nicely done.
Great "tweener" barleywine, half way 'tween English and American. Not a session ale, kids, so don't go in thinking of a beer you're going to sit there and drink all day. It's a great celebration of the fruit of the barley plant. I could see this pairing nicely with some bold cheeses, or even a steak if you don't mind feeling a buzz halfway through your meal. Another worthwhile beer from Mother's.
02-23-2014 21:20:11 | More by jokelahoma
3.75/5 rDev -7.2%
Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, yeast, sweet malt, hint of pale malt, and slight hops. Fits the style of an American Barleywine. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, yeast, hint of hop, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good aroma, feel, body, and blend.
01-03-2012 22:35:06 | More by Tone
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
A - Poured a clear, copper color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left some sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of caramel and toffee with some piney notes.
T - Great tasting barleywine. Rich and malty with a good caramel sweetness. Nice bitter piny hop bite adds bitterness and balance.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. Slightly sticky and chewy mouthfeel. Boozy alcohol warmth.
O - This is really tasty. Mother's has done a great job with this one.
04-23-2012 01:30:53 | More by zeff80
Foggy Notion from Mother's Brewing Company
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