Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stoneman78:
4.45/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Purchased online, poured into a Duvel tulip
Appearance is dense brown-black hue, huge tan pillowy head sticks around like a marshmallow, watery lacing
Smell is delicious, dark fruits and sweet malts dominate, heavy presence of bourbon wood accents harkens to an Angel's Share aroma, molasses, vanilla, anise, caramel, and alcohol round out this impressive profile
Taste is equally enjoyable, initially dominated by sweet malts, raisins/figs, and bourbon, transitions quickly to vanilla and milk chocolate sweetness, some caramel and anise in the background, finishes with light bitterness
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, velvety creamy texture coats the whole mouth in pillowy goodness, balanced carbonation
Drinkability is moderate, the alcohol presence is hard to avoid in a strong b-wine like this but the flavors and complexity make up for the high abv, nice post-dinner drink that you will want to enjoy slowly and probably wouldn't drink all night long
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2008 05:17:06 | More by Stoneman78
More User Reviews:
4.56/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Picked this up in a great trade with Evan! An aggressive pour yields a caramel-colored two finger head with decent retention and great lacing. Dark brown, nearly black pour is probably the darkest Barley Wine I've seen. Rich, bold nose with huge dark fruits, bourbon, and oak along with hints of vanilla, figs, toffee, raisins, and sweet brown bread. The taste follows suit with tons of oak and dark fruits along with hints of vanilla, maple, butterscotch, subtle chocolate, molasses, brown bread, and toffee. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, but creamy smooth with a subtle warming finish. The 13.4% ABV is nowhere to be found for this unbelievably drinkable beer. Overall, this is a world class Barley Wine. Bold, flavorful, complex, and extremely drinkable. It's time to start trading for more...
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 21:07:19 | More by beerdrifter
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 929 ratings.