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A Deal With The Devil - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 141
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.64
pDev: 6.9%
Wants: 354
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 -6.7%

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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mpayne5

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

08-19-2014 03:44:40 | More by mpayne5
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blackcloud

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev -3%

08-18-2014 22:30:52 | More by blackcloud
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -19.2%

08-17-2014 03:12:41 | More by jjheinrichs
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geuze_gone_wild

California

4.52/5  rDev -2.6%

08-16-2014 16:02:10 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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ChiTownMane312

California

5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-13-2014 02:44:15 | More by ChiTownMane312
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-12-2014 20:41:30 | More by iL0VEbeer
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-12-2014 00:09:18 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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Thurgoft

California

5/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

08-10-2014 04:28:10 | More by Oakhtar
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Hefewiseman

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.8%

08-08-2014 12:37:16 | More by Hefewiseman
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Jpepe08

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2014 13:48:10 | More by Jpepe08
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cp45

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

08-03-2014 01:46:39 | More by cp45
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -3%

08-03-2014 01:31:23 | More by SadMachine
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

07-31-2014 22:34:59 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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crowellbw

Washington

4.5/5  rDev -3%

07-30-2014 20:25:33 | More by crowellbw
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3%

07-30-2014 00:01:54 | More by outoffocus
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fergchri

Alaska

5/5  rDev +7.8%

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beerpirates

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -8.4%

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BMMillsy

Florida

4.76/5  rDev +2.6%

Corked and caged Batch 1 (Dec 2013) bottle from Tipples poured on 7-12-14. Pours a mahogany brown color with some purple--and it pours very viscous looking-and a big light brownish yellow head. The aroma is magnificent coming off this thing and you can smell it across the room. Big dark fruits, figs, oak, molasses, brown sugar, coconut, maybe some vanilla, yum. Flavor is huge sweet brown sugar, figs, cognac, lots of chewey oak, leather, more brown sugar. Good lord it is sweet and intense. Incredibly smooth for the ABV and very little boozy alcohol heat presence. Cheery and thick mouthfeel with low but still present carbonation. What a treat this is. Worth every bit of hype and one of the best Barleywines I have ever had.

07-13-2014 00:45:12 | More by BMMillsy
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blabaer

California

5/5  rDev +7.8%

07-12-2014 04:48:24 | More by blabaer
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +2.4%

07-06-2014 22:51:02 | More by Rochefort10nh
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scottfrie

California

4.5/5  rDev -3%

750ml bottled opened at Trappist Provisions.

A: Pours a ruddy deep brown with a bubbly and thin light brown head that faded into a faint light brown collar.
S: The cognac barrel definitely dominates with scents of boozy raisins, brandy and red grapes. It's also very musty and earthy smelling. Definitely some damp basement. There's a note of mild chocolate as well.
T: I get some warming booze and very smooth barrel flavors, rich notes of leather, dark chocolate, and earthy subtle hops, very mild leaf tobacco,barrel spices, brown sugar, caramel and some toffee. Woody barrel finish, with dark fruits, brandy, and rich chocolate fudge lingering in aftertaste along with bitter earthy herbal hops. Booze soaked raisins and dark chocolate dominate overall.
M: Extremely velvety carbonation, rich mouthfeel, smooth with warming booze but not hot at all. Drinks like a beer with much lower alcohol. Very rich and full, but super soft and airy at the same time. Extremely impressive could sip all day.
O: Take any other 17% beer fresh and it's hot, but this tastes like its been cellared five years in the bottle. One of the better barleywines I've ever had, and definitely the best one I've had fresh. Really delicious and amazing mouthfeel, and really impressive all-around.

07-02-2014 17:58:03 | More by scottfrie
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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
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