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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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219 Ratings
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Ratings: 219
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 486
Gots: 34 | 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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on Zwanze Day at the Holy Grale

A. Pours moderately thick with a deep mahogany color with amber hints. Fine bubble head. Moderate to high viscosity.

S. The nose is caramel, booze, boozy oak, dark chocolate, and toffee. The cognac is present.

T. The taste follows the nose consistently with major notes of cognac, toffee, vanilla, marshmallows, hazelnuts, figs, and bread pudding. Certainly boozy but not unpleasant - I mean this is a beast. There is sweetness but it comes through to balance the flavors and blends to the flavors.

M. Smooth for the abv, moderate carbonation, and FULL body. Sticky.

O. This is an excellent treat. Very big beer. Bold flavors makes this one worth the acclaim. I'm happy I was able to try this so I do not need to search it out. Anchorage brought their A game.

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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.

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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 219 ratings.