Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.74/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. No freshness date.
A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/2 inch light brown head that retains quite well before slowly dropping to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing trickles down the glass leaving a thick ring behind.
S- Sweet aroma of roasted malt that's abound with complexities of cocoa, molasses, caramel, vanilla and coffee cake. Very lovely with a surprisingly small amount of alcohol fume.
T- Dark roast hits first then comes the sweetness of brown sugar, chocolate, toffee and more molasses. Very tasty as there's a slight hop bitterness that balances things perfectly. The alcohol is insanely well masked as more and more sips are easily taken. Slight note of black licorice. The only thing I'm missing is a lot of oak presence but that's easily excused since it's delicious enough without it.
M- Very creamy and decadent. Medium carbonation and the fullest of bodies.
O- Good God, this beer is incredible. Probably my favorite barleywine bar none.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2013 04:10:19 | More by Immortale25
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.