Sisyphus - Real Ale Brewing Company
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Reviews by AKBelgianBeast:
3.9/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Big thanks to stopbarking for the bottle.
Pours a very nice looking glowing orange color with an off white head that lingers pretty well and leaves nice lacing.
Nose is full of that signature sweet sticky barleywine malt profile. Hops seem a bit subdued but this is last years vintage (2008).
Taste follows. Hop profile is there, but not incredibly intense. There is some decent bitterness, but its clearly come down. There is even a tiny bit of a spice like character in here. The malt profile is pretty textbook for a the style, a little bit more cloying than i would like, but good. The finish is fairly dry despite the sweetness, and there is a little bit more bitterness in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is viscous as hell, and for a beer this large im diggin it. Carbonation is where it should be, if anything a tidbit low.
Drinkability is damn fine for the abv. Doesn't seem as hot as the abv would indicate at all. I could probably drink two of these if i wanted too, but the sweetness might get in the way.
Overall a nice barleywine, and one i would like to try fresh. That being said, i do see some significant aging potential for this one, and i am glad i have an 07 bottle as well to put some more age on. A nice barleywine, thanks barks.
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2009 01:11:55 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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3.58/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Poured cold to a heady topper stemless a deep, dark, murky copper, with a super thin, quickly dissipating tan head that leaves a thin rim on the surface of the beer.
Aroma of dark, buttery sugars and dark cherries.
Big bodied, little carbonation, smooth-ish, medium heat, sweet.
Dark sugars, sticky sweet, muted flavors. This one may be past it's sweet spot.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 01:34:20 | More by robwestcott
Sisyphus from Real Ale Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 520 ratings.