Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
03-15-2012 01:03:20 | More by SpdKilz
4.5/5 rDev +2.7%
22oz bottle from weefisheads via trade. Thanks for the opportunity. Bottled Nov05.
Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/4" light brown head above the clear burgundy brew. Head holds on nicely, with heavy, slow-to-fall lace. Aroma is sweetness, dark fruit, and alcohol, all well proportioned. Taste is creamy maltiness upfront, dark fruit and touch of tanned leather in the middle, and massaging alcohol warmth to close. Mouthfeel is wow smooth, and drinkability is scary dangerous for the abv. Seek this one out.
10-25-2006 00:58:48 | More by ppoitras
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 943 ratings.