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Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,047
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
Wants: 952
Gots: 261 | FT: 37
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Midnight Sun Brewing Co. visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  13.20% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 03-24-2005

Arctic Devil Barley Wine, aptly named after the ferocious wolverine of the north, is an English-style (meaning malt-inclined) barley wine. Though the recipe and process for Arctic Devil have evolved over the years, it is brewed once a year then aged in oak barrels for several months before the entire batch is blended, bottled and released.

In its youth, Arctic Devil gnarls and snarls its way across the palate. Containing this beast of a beer for long periods in oak barrels--some having previously aged port, wine or whiskey--tames the unleashed malt and fierce hop flavors, melding and mellowing this powerful liquid into an incredible elixir worthy of a brewer's table.

Each annual batch of Arctic Devil Barley Wine represents the brewers' resolve to create an intriguing and sought-after barley wine by precisely brewing to well-designed specifications, carefully selecting the type and combination of barrels to use for aging, and meticulously checking the beer as it ages. Distinct nuance and complexity are contributed by the wood's previous tenants, resulting in unique flavor profiles in each batch that continue to change over time. We invite you to savor Arctic Devil Barley Wine upon its release then cellar some for future enjoyment.

20 IBU
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pouted from a 22 oz bomber into a Zwak glass. Thanks Keith for hooking me up with this!

Appearance - pours a hazy maroon-amber body with a thick off white head that reduces quickly to leave no lacing or retention. Some settling

Smell - tons of vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, cookie dough, some bourbon, caramel, honey, molasses. Sweet and inviting.

Taste - upfront I get molasses and vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, the follow through has some coffee and roastyness. The finish is sugar cookies, very sweet and syrupy. Not much alcohol detected at all.

Mouthfeel - medium - heavy body, low carbonation

What an outstanding representation of a barleywine - complex, balanced, and sip demanding. The bourbon barrels really add tons of flavor to this beer. Seek it out.

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Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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