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Stentorian - Valiant Brewing Co.

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Stentorian
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90
outstanding

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 5.14%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Valiant Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 11-10-2013)
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DoubleJ

California

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

It's been some time since I've had a barleywine. I know that Valiant has mastered one beer of great strength (Jericho IPA), so I hope that similar success follow into Stentorian. On-tap at the source in a branded snifter, on to the beer:

This barleywine is crimson colored and topped with a half-inch of head before leaving a solid show of lacing around the glass. I can smell success just around the corner, as this barleywine has the goods of many of the great barleywines I like. The aroma of red grapes, raisins, fruitiness, toasted malt, and coconut bring joy to my nose. And then,

MMM,MMMM,MMMM!!! Take it in, slowly, because this is one delicious beer. From the flavor profile (toasted oak, coconut, warm liquor, fruity) to the way it's balanced, to much of the 13.3% alcohol being disguised, to its very smooth mouthfeel and finish, this is one strong beer that I could happily sip on all night.

Valiant has another hard hitting winner along with Jericho, however I lean towards Stentorian, and that's saying something. Honestly, this is one of the best barleywines I've ever had, and I would love to have it again, even if $6.50 buys me an 8 ounce pour at the brewery. WOW!!

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2013 01:59:03 | More by DoubleJ
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Stentorian from Valiant Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.