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A Deal With The Devil - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 395
Gots: 27 | FT: 6
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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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Paccamacca, May 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

grrrah, May 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

tjmodica, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

drummermattie02, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

nicole309, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

threedaggers, May 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

beerloverofbham, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

IndyDad, May 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

vonnegut21, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

growlerfox, May 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

SunDevil12, May 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

scotv, May 09, 2014
Photo of AgentMunky
4.43/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle.

Cola-dark and impenetrable. No head.

Smells like 17%. Blast of fruity booze. Flat and sweet.

Not nearly as strong or sweet as anticipated. Really rich, deep, and full. Mouth-coating and marvelous. Dark fruits, hints of spice. Stewed and delicious. Carmelized brown sugar. Lingering, tobacco-esque finish. Big and bizarre and rewarding.

This is a sipper and a sharer, but this beer is very nice. Highly recommended. Would love to encounter again.

AgentMunky, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -7.2%

jvillefan, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

starrdogg, May 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

mendvicdog, May 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

duceswild, May 07, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle into Mikkeller stemware. Reviewed at a tasting 5/3/2014.

Pours a muddy maple syrup with no lace and no head. Huge, thick, oily legs really coat the glass though.

Nose is boozy. Maple, brown sugar, caramel and dark fruit. Rich and very robust.

Opens maple, brown sugar and caramel. Boozy in the middle with some nuttiness and dark fruit. End is sweet and sticky molasses. Some woodiness and leather too. Aftertaste of maple with just a very light tartness. Delicious!

Full bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and rich in the mouth and goes down heavy and viscous. Messy finish with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Just right!

This isn't quite Perfect Storm or even King Henry but it certainly belongs in the conversation of top barleywines. Great complexity with an excellent feel to tie things together.

SpeedwayJim, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

yourefragile, May 05, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Churchkey in D.C. Split with a few buddies.

The beer looks like a muddy cola. Brownish gray and murky with an inch of thick, khaki hued cap. Not a very nice looking beer. However, every other aspect of the beer (all of the important attributes) is fantastic.

The aroma brings the cognac front and center. Additional notes of toffee, oak, booze, leather, brown sugar. Fabulous flavor, carrying every delectable whiff of the aroma into the taste. Rich and smooth. Delicate on the palate with a gentle, silky finish. 17.3% abv?!? Dangerously drinkable. Teeming with flavor, this is a beer to sip and savor. A top notch example of the style. I'd love to have this again sometime.

Huhzubendah, May 05, 2014
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4.51/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into chalice.

Pours dark brown, small tan head, little lacing.

Aroma is huge dark fruit, fig, date, spiced plum, vanilla, oak, subtle Brandy, and a slight mintiness.

Taste brings fig, date, vanilla, oak, definite Brandy/cognac character. Also a slight bitterness I'm assuming from the hops which helps to balance out the beer and keep it from becoming cloying. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is pretty on par with English barleywines. Medium with soft carbonation. Sweet finish.

Overall, yes it's great. It's fantastic, but the best of the best? Probably not. Would love to have some to age. Would pull out port qualities that would make it even more interesting. Boozy for sure, but I find it hides it better than most Bruery booze bombs.

MarcWP, Apr 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

enelson, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Maillard, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -18.1%

goveia75, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -29%

colourfulrainbows, Apr 13, 2014
A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.