Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Shared at a tasting last night with a few fellow BA’s. 2011 vintage.
Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a relatively clear dark brown color with a hint of off white/tan head that dissipates rather quickly.
Smell – Lots of bourbon and vanilla, caramel, oak, slight molasses, dark fruits such as prunes, and a some hoppy aromas.
Taste – A nice burnt caramel/toffee flavor up front that is sweet but not overly so. The bourbon and oak mixed with vanilla comes next. For as “fresh” of a barleywine as this is (and I know all are unique) it is not overly hoppy which is good (didn’t like the excessive hoppiness in fresh Behemoth). Candied toffee and dark fruits finish up the sip that you want to warm on your tongue to enjoy the full range of flavors. Very nice.
Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, chewy, moderate carbonation.
Overall – A very good barleywine and one that I could not even taste the alcohol despite it being 13+abv. Glad I have another to lay down.
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2012 01:03:20 | More by SpdKilz
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 914 ratings.