Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by 7ways:
4.6/5 rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2010 vintage. Champagne flute. Silly straw.
Large light brown head on a nondescript seal brown body. Very impressive head for such a high abv beer.
Good aroma, but not jumping out at me like I'd hoped. Fruity malt, cherry pie, very little rummy alcohol and almost no hop presence. Fruit roll-ups.
Talk about layers, this is a beer to lose yourself in. Toffee creme, tobacco, old Port, butter pecan, BARLEYWINE. This is it, we have arrived, best tasting American-made barleywine I've ever had. Sorry Gratitude.
Rotund-ass body, low carbonation.
After smelling and before sipping, I was worried that this was just another hype monster. But with the first sip it really comes together in a big way.
Complex on the level of HotD Adam, mouthfeel of a big CCB beer, and as satisfying as Rochefort 10.
Serving type: bottle
06-03-2011 01:28:44 | More by 7ways
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4.54/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into snifter.
Appearance is a muddled plume juice brown with tiny tan head that dissipates instantly.
Aroma is dates, figs, plum, prune, English toffee, new leather, unfiltered dark honey, peloncillo, dulce de leche, and deep caramelized sugar.
Taste brings about more of those dark fruits with major prune, fig, and dates. The toffee comes through big as well. You get some port and young Cabernet showcasing that fermenting grape character given off by some English Barleywines and Old Ales. Brown sugar, molasses, and caramel making the scene incognito.
Mouthfeel is where it should be for a Barleywine. Medium body with enough carbonation to lend support in keeping the flavors from overwhelming. A bit more carbonation would do no harm.
Overall a fantastic Barrel-Aged English Barleywine. Can stand with the best of them. Too bad places price gouge this quite a bit. I've seen bottles for 30% less than what I paid.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 01:55:19 | More by MarcWP
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.