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Lunker - Steel Toe Brewing

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 95
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Steel Toe Brewing visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  14.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Steasy66 on 04-14-2012)
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-07-2013 01:27:32 | More by Jeffrey2310
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-07-2013 00:57:30 | More by e30todamax
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

11-29-2013 05:27:05 | More by striker2160
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

11-28-2013 04:54:07 | More by LSMroz
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BillHilly

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

11-10-2013 04:22:42 | More by BillHilly
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

11-02-2013 06:43:53 | More by lonewolfcry
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-21-2013 00:09:38 | More by tobelerone
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-08-2013 21:31:07 | More by Kelp
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-04-2013 15:02:46 | More by AnalogErik
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown. Reddish. Thin collar.

Smell - Some whiskey. Lots of caramel and brown sugar. Rich malt aroma.

Taste - Sweet caramel malts. Whiskey. Some darker malts come through. Brown sugar. Hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Quite good if too sweet.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 01:36:56 | More by Alieniloquium
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bennetj17

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-02-2013 04:23:00 | More by bennetj17
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours deep brown along with a creamy off white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweeter caramels, dark fruits, vanilla, rye whiskey, and a light toasted wood. Flavor is similar. Smooth, sweeter caramels with some toffee bread up front as well as a nice rye spice, a good amount of dark fruits, and a pleasant whiskey note. Some vanilla, touches of toasty coconut, and a nice woodiness that helps dry this out with some rye in the finish as well. A light warmth before leaving a lengthy delicious aftertaste. Full body and a soft, light carbonation. Excellent barleywine, if not, one of the better ones out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 16:45:11 | More by CuriousMonk
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-22-2013 00:02:43 | More by DruRho
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

07-11-2013 17:45:36 | More by Thorpe429
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-02-2013 07:44:45 | More by beernads
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-29-2013 20:45:33 | More by Hopsiam14
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Wisconsin

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06-20-2013 15:42:20 | More by smogfood
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ObiWanKushnobi

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%

06-19-2013 06:15:35 | More by ObiWanKushnobi
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a murky brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, and rye whiskey aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is an alcohol kick and a mild amount of woody bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid barrel aged presence but the alcohol is pretty strong in this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 03:52:07 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Benny3000

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-09-2013 01:09:40 | More by Benny3000
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CarolinaKevin

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%

05-27-2013 23:33:47 | More by CarolinaKevin
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Photekut

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-26-2013 00:18:18 | More by Photekut
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Nugganooch

California

3.4/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

750ml C&C bottle with my Sierra Nevada balloon glass
* notes from 05/17/13

-received as an extra from Mid about a year ago – thanks homie!

A: Pours a dark and murky rusted red color. Call it a ruddy brown that is completely opaque with some particles floating about. There is nothing but a quick flash of dark khaki froth from some struggling carb bubbles. No hang time here and no stick to speak of. A rather drab and unattractive looking brew to be honest.

S: Smells of toffee caramel nougat with fig and ripe dark plum. There is a firm presence of stinging booze and some spicy rye noted. I get a whisper of vanilla mixed in with some earthy minerals and damp wood. But this is big on the fruity ester aromas with a date sugar likeness.

T: Dark toffee and gooey caramels are pronounced with accompanying dried dark fruits like prune and fig. Has a nutty quality overall with a light rye spiced influence and touch of sherry. The whiskey is rather hot with booze and a bit harsh as I find it clashing with some of the other flavors here. It does cut through the sweetness nicely however. There is an actual upper level of bitterness to the beer with a touch earth and herbal hop flavors. Finishes with more booze and more toffee and nougat sweets. Not much barrel action going on really.

M: Full bodied and undercarbonated makes for a big chewy bastard. There is an attempted drying towards the finish but it ends up on the wetter side. Finale is fairly clean.

D: Not a favorite. Big on the malty sweetness and fruity esters. Low on the barrel character and carbonation.
I found this one to be a bit harsh still and think it would benefit from an additional 1-2 years aging.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 21:20:13 | More by Nugganooch
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KWMiles

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

05-17-2013 23:17:55 | More by KWMiles
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +11%

05-08-2013 00:10:30 | More by Cyclone8
Lunker from Steel Toe Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.