Great - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
4.83/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
1,000th review!!! consumed on 7/28 at a kicka$$ BA Barleywine tasting (thanks a ton to mike for hosting and dave, dan, and others for your generosity). the 1000th review should be the BA Old Ruffian (and great should be 1001), but frankly Great was the highlight of afternoon for me (above wooden hell) so i'm going a bit out of order since Great deserves this honor.
a - like many of the BA Barleywines tasted today, somewhat lifeless brown with no head.
s - smells...well...GREAT! perfect sweetness with toffee and caramel mixed in.
t - FANTASTIC! wonderful toffee. some booziness but perfect integration and amazing balance. just a perfect match between this beer and the barrel it sat in.
m - full and rich. finish is sublime. full bodied and drinks like a dream.
o - overall, great is GREAT!!! had this one side-by-side with king henry, wooden, hell, BA HiFi batch 2, BA Old Ruffian and this was my clear favorite.
Serving type: bottle
08-05-2012 01:57:12 | More by cosmicevan
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Great from Alpine Beer Company
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