Before The Dawn - Steel Toe Brewing
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4.59/5 rDev +5.3%
Thanks bstyle of for this!
750 ml bottle poured into a snifter
A- Black with a nice dense dark khaki head.
S- Bourbon, toffee, molasses, some vanilla, some chocolate, roasted malts.
T- Bourbon, molasses, vanilla, chocolate, roasted coffee in the finish, toffee, some dark fruits, nice balance of flavors.
M- Smooth, full body, slick.
O- This is a great barrel aged beer with a really nice balance coming from the coffee finish. Alcohol is kind of there but is not too much or off putting. Worth seeking out, I really hope to get more of this in the future!
08-05-2014 22:17:00 | More by larryi86
4.23/5 rDev -3%
Thanks to jmgrub for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, caramel, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, wood, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with nice stout like qualities that work well with the barleywine characteristics.
07-05-2014 03:12:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.08/5 rDev -6.4%
A: Black with hardly any head and minimal lacing
S: Malty, boozy; some bourbon and dark fruits; man, that smells good
T: Not too complex but tasty; bourbon, oak, and dark fruits blend together nicely
F: A touch thin but creamy enough to create a decent mouth feel on the finish
O: A very nice, boozy and yet not-too-complex barrel-aged barley wine; I wish it tasted as good as it smelled but I will take it nonetheless--it's a nice beer
06-13-2014 02:11:18 | More by dbossman
Before The Dawn from Steel Toe Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.