Arctic Devil Barley Wine - Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
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4.44/5 rDev +1.4%
poured from a 22 oz bomber into a central waters snifter. Got in a trade earlier this year. 2014 vintage
a- pours hazy burnt orange color. light off-white head. low carbonation
s- caramel, vanilla, some oakey bourbon sweetness, some fruit, maybe raisin
t- lots of malty sweetness and booze. again with the caramel and vanilla. as it warms, more dark raisin and bourbon sweetness comes out. light hop presence on the finish. really tasty
m- booze is definitely present...gives off a bit of an after burn but isnt overwhelming by any means. sticky sweet feel. minimum carbonation. very lingering finish. just what i would expect from a beer like this
overall, a very very good example of a BA barleywine. I really wish I had a few more of these to put in the cellar to see how that booze mellows. Would definitely seek this one out again.
05-22-2014 03:06:13 | More by crewfan16
4.61/5 rDev +5.3%
22oz bottle from BeerShip.com. No bottling date but this is the January 2014 vintage. Served in a Three Floyds teku.
Pours tawny chestnut with a half finger of dirty sand hued head. The foam settles to a modest halo that leaves almost nothing in the way of lace.
Smells of bourbon, caramel, mild vanilla, brown sugar, some dark fruits and a whiff of booze. Aromas deepen as it warms, making it even more inviting.
Taste follows the nose well with it's delicious sweet layers of toffee, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, raisins, butterscotch, brown sugar, hints of currants, earthy burnt oak, leather, bread pudding, faint toast and an appropriately present but not overpowering boozeyness. Every sip reveals a new combination of flavors, particularly as it settles closer to room temperature. Outstanding.
Delightfuly viscous, fairly heavy and almost syrupy feel with fairly soft yet tingly carbonation. Sweet, lingering aftertaste with bourbon infused vanilla, toffee pudding and caramel coating the tongue.
Absolutely fantastic. One of the best English barleywines that I've had. I'm very happy to have procured multiple bottles to enjoy again both soon and as it ages. This is one of an elite few that I would say is truly worth seeking out.
05-12-2014 01:47:44 | More by ThickNStout
Arctic Devil Barley Wine from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 947 ratings.