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Before The Dawn - Steel Toe Brewing

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 7.55%
Wants: 100
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: claaark13 on 06-28-2012

Black Barleywine aged in bourbon barrels. Before the Dawn is a fusion of a Barleywine and a Russian Imperial Stout. Layer upon layer of complex malt character is what makes this beer so special. Caramel and toffee give way to molasses, coco and roasted malt. This rich and warming beer underwent a lengthy aging process in bourbon barrels which lends a wonderful oak and vanilla character followed by moderate tannin in the finish.
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Ratings: 153 | Reviews: 25
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Appearance. Pours pretty much black with a finger of thick tan head.

Smell. Dark malts, caramel and a little chocolate, molasses and a bit of licorice.

Taste. Whiskey and molasses, vanilla and chocolate, dark roasty malts and maybe a drop of coffee.

Mouthfeel. Full body, warm booze, smooth low carbonation.

Overall. Nice stuff. Wish I had noticed the abv before I decided to solo this. Should be interesting anyways....

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thanks to egrace84 for the bottle share!

poured into crooked stave tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with thinf brown cap that quickly drops to mo head.

Smell: Big spicy rye malts. Oak, vanilla, smoke, and cherries. Big notes of black licorice.

Taste: Rye whiskey upfront. Black licorice. vanilla and oak. Finishes with roasty / smokey notes and a lingering light char.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation. Smooth beer with a little bit of a booze burn.

Overall: This one is big on the rye malts and black licorice. I do really enjoy the charred aftertaste that just lingers on for a while. This is a solid BA American Barleywine that travels the path less ventured.

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Before The Dawn from Steel Toe Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.