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A Deal With The Devil - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 383
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.