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Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) - Real Ale Brewing Company

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Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus)
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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: champ103 on 03-25-2010)
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

12-17-2012 01:08:30 | More by t0rin0
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womencantsail

California

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%

A: The beer pours a murky, dark amber note with a small white head.

S: The oak is super strong and really provides most of the aroma to the beer. A lot of spicy oak notes, a bit of char, and some sweet vanilla. Quite a bit of fruit, perhaps some black cherries that have a subtle tartness.

T: A big time fruit character on the flavor with a lot of cherry as well as some raisins, maybe a touch of green apple. The oak is again very strong and adds a nice tannic and spicy note. Plenty of vanilla to go with it, and a slight char/smoke flavor. Even with all of that going on, there's still some of the base sweetness of Sisyphus.

M: The body is medium and the is light carbonation.

D: Sisyphus is one of my favorite beers from Real Ale, so this was a real treat. A really nice beer.

02-16-2011 04:39:42 | More by womencantsail
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kjkinsey

Texas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

12-04-2011 23:08:57 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

11-15-2011 03:50:27 | More by Texasfan549
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Mora2000

Texas

4.22/5  rDev -3.9%

Sampled on tap at the Freetail-Real Ale barrel-aged festival in San Antonio.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is sweet caramel with some brown sugar and oak mixed in. The flavor is very heavy on the oak. I also get a lot of brown sugar, caramel malt, alcohol and some hop bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation.

07-20-2010 00:25:16 | More by Mora2000
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -31.7%

12-07-2011 23:19:12 | More by drummermattie02
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -3.6%

On tap @ Meddlesome Moth in Dallas.

A - Cloudy opaque dark amber colour with a ring of cream coloured head.

S - Lots of oak with a nice toast character. Toffee, caramel and a candy-like sweetness.

T - Sweet toffee and caramel. Toasted oak with some astringency. Candy sugar, nuttyness. A warming ABV throughout.

M - Medium to full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

425, 425, 425, 4, 425

11-19-2013 00:46:01 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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champ103

Texas

4.53/5  rDev +3.2%

An 08 vintage, on cask at the Gingerman in Houston.

A: Pours a hazy orange color. A wispy, one finger, white head forms and sticks throughout. Some lace is left behind.
S: This is awesome. Vanilla and a dry oak/wood aroma up front that is incredible. Sweet caramel malt and dark fruits. A light bitterness lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Lots of vanilla and oaky/wood flavors. Caramel and dark fruits. As this warms a little bitterness comes out.
M/D: A full body that is creamy and smooth. So easy and smooth to drink. I wish my glass would have never ended.

All around excellent. This is near perfect on cask, and the French Oak is awesome. Hurry up and get some while it lasts. I highly recommend this.

03-25-2010 21:05:27 | More by champ103
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

05-25-2013 20:39:57 | More by Gagnonsux
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

11-24-2011 18:47:10 | More by Exiled
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Hawaii

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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armock

New York

4.18/5  rDev -4.8%

A - Poured a copper color with a white head that leaves lacing behind

S - The barrel aging added some wonderful scents to this the oak and vanilla was an excellent addition to the sweet malt and dark fruits

T - Follows the nose sweet malt with some dark fruits upfront then the barrel aging flavors come out has an alcohol finish

M - On cask this beer has a perfect creamy smooth body with light carbonation to it

D - This is about as drinkable as you can get for a barleywine this is a beer you have to be on the look out for and when you see it on cask you need to jump on it and get a glass

03-29-2010 19:35:09 | More by armock
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

08-21-2012 19:58:56 | More by BeerHunter76
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

06-01-2013 22:38:18 | More by bbadger
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greenspointexas

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

12-14-2013 22:41:39 | More by greenspointexas
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brandon911

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-26-2013 19:20:31 | More by brandon911
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

07-04-2014 19:02:09 | More by Lehighace06
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Danobold

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

08-16-2013 04:20:17 | More by Danobold
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monitorpop

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.9%

03-13-2012 04:54:41 | More by monitorpop
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phishbone23

New York

4/5  rDev -8.9%

01-25-2013 14:01:55 | More by phishbone23
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New York

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

10-07-2013 06:19:04 | More by Yeti1979
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Texas

4/5  rDev -8.9%

02-09-2014 03:10:44 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Texas

5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-06-2012 20:20:46 | More by videofrog
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Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) from Real Ale Brewing Company
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