Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.55/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled on Good Mojo Day. Reviewed from my (backlogged) notes.
A - Dark, ruddy red brown. Ruby red highlights when held to the light. Thick, tight mother of pearl head. Thick, chunky lacing all the way down.
S - Insanely pungent nose. Fig and prune fruits combine with leathery earth. Huge barrel influence; major wood and vanilla. Hazelnut and walnut. Some minor noble hop grassyness is barely perceptible, but there.
T - This is a malt bomb like I have never had. Dark figgy fruits & brown sugar sweetness. Oaky vanilla. Hazelnut, walnut and almond. Leather. Spiciness and booze combine for a brandy-like character. ABV shows, but not overtly. According to my notes, "kicks like a mule."
M - Thick & syrupy. "Coats like lacquer." Fine carbonation keeps it from getting too heavy.
D - A sipper, to say the least.
A unique and spectacular take on the style. A beer to be sought out by any barleywine lover.
Serving type: on-tap
08-08-2009 17:21:49 | More by 0110x011
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4.73/5 rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The beer comes in a dark reddish copper brown.
The beer has sweet bourbon, lots of caramel and toffee, a hint of nuttiness, some vanilla. The middle has cherry skin There is some tobacco, oak, woodiness, earthy, and bourbon on the finish.
The mouthfeel is silky smooth without being syrupy. It's chewy and gorgeous. The alcohol is very hidden and tastes more towards at 10% beer.
Absolutely delicious barrel aged barleywine. One of the best I've had.
Serving type: bottle
04-21-2014 01:55:40 | More by dar482
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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