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A Deal With The Devil - Anchorage Brewing Company

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A Deal With The DevilA Deal With The Devil

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151 Ratings
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Ratings: 151
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 368
Gots: 25 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  17.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Barleywine style ale brewed with Galaxy Hops. A starting gravity of 37 Plato. Aged eleven months in Cognac barrels.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 01-29-2013)
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev -6.1%

Thanks to The Dooper for the share on this one. Fun times man!

From a 750 into a snifter.
Batch #1
December 2013
37 degrees Plato
IBU 60
Galaxy hops
Barleywine aged in cognac barrels for 11 months

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium-thicker looking, light tan head with great retention. Dark maroon red or brown body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a ring leaving some dots of lacing down the glass. Beauty.

SMELL: Cognac, oak, vanilla, coconut, red fruits and lots of toffee on the nose. Bold for sure. Some caramel and butterscotch accompany the cognac and oak as well. Alcohol for sure, and some spicy aromas. Very bold and candy-like. Excellent.

TASTE: Cognac, oak, toffee and butterscotch up front. Very sweet and flavorful. Lots of barleywine and alcohol as well. Big finish of toffee, caramel and butterscotch sweetness, some spicy alcohol, with oak, vanilla and sweet cognac from the barrels. Excellent. Bold and lingering aftertaste is mostly sweet with a touch of bitter hops under all the sweet caramel, toffee and cognac barrel flavors. Perhaps a touch more bitterness is necessary to balance out all the sweetness, but this is plenty interesting, complex and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down silky smooth and finishes sticky. A good amount of heat lingers. Excellent feel for the style. Big, silky, sticky enough and some well measured heat. You'd never guess this was 17%, and it's much fuller, creamier, and less abrasive than the competition. Class.

OVERALL: This was really, really good. It's definitely a sweet beer, but it's big, full bodied, thick, flavorful, and very complex in the flavor profile. A touch more bitterness might help push this into the next stratosphere, but as it is, it's a beauty of a beer and well worth checking out if you can. Would love to see a bottle of this with 5 years on it, and am very much looking forward to the next batch. Awesome beer night Dooper. Cheers!

07-09-2014 12:38:11 | More by Jeffo
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TylerDurd


1/5  rDev -78.3%

09-02-2014 23:59:29 | More by TylerDurd
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.7/5  rDev +2%

Not meant for the faint of heart- this massive taste of ale is a high testiment to what ale can be and not of what it should be. With its high succulent charm and slow-sipping rewards, patience is rewarded in such high culinary delight.

A Deal With The Devil shows a highly viscous weight with its decant. Layering upon the glass with such sugary weight, it seems to crawl into the glass all by itself. Its tawny mahogany color gives way to a breadth of aromas that stimulate the senses with brown sugar, toffee, molasses and sweet fruity booze. Those cognac tendencies show full force as the flavors favor grape, caramel, umami and black-strap molasses.

As the middle unfolds, the booze-soaken fruits of apples, dates, figs, raisons, plumb, cherry and peach are all represented, but done so in a dried and pleasantly oxidized kind of way. With such tang, heat and sweetness, that session easily gravitates to a sipping session rather than a drinking one.

And as the most subtle of sips latch onto the taste buds, its finish is long-lasting, deeply saturating and luxurious on the palate as each decadent sip reaches deeper and deeper into the taste buds for a lasting dessert-like slumber.

08-30-2014 07:20:15 | More by BEERchitect
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MLWidner

Florida

4.2/5  rDev -8.9%

08-29-2014 21:12:04 | More by MLWidner
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ArdyExfor

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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jackmax

Washington

4/5  rDev -13.2%

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IMFletcher

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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gutbuster

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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RedDon

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

08-27-2014 06:02:51 | More by RedDon
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Nolen12

Kentucky

4.8/5  rDev +4.1%

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Magery

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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mpayne5

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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blackcloud

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

08-17-2014 13:01:09 | More by thebigredone
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -18.7%

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California

4.52/5  rDev -2%

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ChiTownMane312

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Thurgoft

California

5/5  rDev +8.5%

08-11-2014 19:56:47 | More by Thurgoft
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dmhurdle

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +3%

08-11-2014 04:22:45 | More by dmhurdle
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Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

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Hefewiseman

Florida

5/5  rDev +8.5%

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Jpepe08

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +3%

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cp45

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +3%

08-03-2014 01:46:39 | More by cp45
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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.