Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Dope:
4.23/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Dark reddish-brown pour with a small tan head that fades pretty quickly. Tiny bits of lacing.
S: Big sweet malty aroma with bourbon heat. Tons of dark fruit. I get cherries, figs, plums and raisins - maybe even grapes. Backed up with loads of almost sickly sweet caramel, brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. Fairly boozy as you might expect. Big, rich and complex. Wonderful.
T: Up front, loads of sweet toffee, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. A little bit of bourbon burn in the middle along with hints of dark fruit throughout. Dries out a little bit with some leather, earthiness and charred oak towards the end - maybe even a bit of cocoa sometimes. Honestly not as bourbon-heavy or boozy as I expected, just a touch of burn for a split second.
M: Big and heavy. Coats the mouth. Surprisingly a little drying on the back end.
O: A huge and complex barleywine for sure. I taste and smell something different every time. The only thing that really detracts is that the bourbon tastes kinda cheap and the appearance is weak (not that that counts for much).
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2012 04:11:02 | More by Dope
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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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