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Syndicate No. 1 - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Syndicate No. 1
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
100% Bourbon Barrel Aged Vintage Ale:
51% Old Godfather Barleywine aged 26 months
15% Black Hand Volume 1 Imperial Stout aged 13 months
14% Two Minutes to Midnight Imperial Stout aged 12 months
11% Betrayal Imperial Red Ale aged 12 months
5% Double Daddy Imperial IPA aged 12 months
3% Payback Robust Porter aged 18 months

(Beer added by: spark3148857 on 12-06-2013)
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NorCalYeti

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

02-14-2014 03:49:51 | More by NorCalYeti
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kaseydad

California

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Already consumed a few of these through the months....time to review.

Pours an almost black brew with a nice sized beige foamy head that laces all over the place.

The aroma is great. Barleywine sugars flow alongside the chocolate/cocoa whiffs and some marshmallow. Caramel and brown sugar round it. out. Really nice smelling brew.

The taste is a hybrid BW and Stout. I get all the combos going into this, but the predominate flavors are the BW and stout. Not a ton of booze here even the ABV is big. More BW flavors are present, but overall this is a great blending brew. Nothing off-putting.

Silky mouthfeel. Chewy and big.

Overall this was a fantastic step into the blending series for Speakeasy. They really nailed it as I can attest to (luckily) drinking a half dozen of these. The blends work well especially for the number of brews combined to form this. Somebody knows what they are doing there and I look forward to #2. Very good beer!

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 18:54:25 | More by kaseydad
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

07-20-2014 08:55:17 | More by zestar
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PG2G

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-19-2014 04:10:43 | More by PG2G
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dleiner

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2014 02:30:04 | More by dleiner
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

05-08-2014 23:26:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-02-2014 03:19:18 | More by aquazr1
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Mightykingmalard

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-01-2014 02:44:10 | More by Mightykingmalard
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Zaphog

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

04-19-2014 04:16:03 | More by Zaphog
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

04-07-2014 06:27:19 | More by Gobzilla
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Invictus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 21:39:57 | More by Invictus
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-28-2014 04:12:16 | More by PA-Michigander
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Nearly black. Just a bit of transparency. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Caramel. Oak. Bourbon is the most intense aroma.

Taste - Strong bourbon flavor. Caramel. Some dark roasted malts. Oaky finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Lacking in richness. Boozy.

Overall - Like many other blends, it's nondescript, but flavorful. Bourbon, caramel, and chocolate.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 01:44:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

03-10-2014 01:16:05 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

03-10-2014 01:10:50 | More by kjkinsey
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Swervine44

California

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

03-09-2014 08:06:53 | More by Swervine44
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Beersnake1

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

03-04-2014 02:03:27 | More by Beersnake1
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ambruns1979

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-17-2014 02:30:33 | More by ambruns1979
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kscaldef

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-13-2014 01:16:43 | More by kscaldef
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Roy1586

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

02-07-2014 04:37:00 | More by Roy1586
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Seattle_Suds

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%

02-03-2014 02:21:19 | More by Seattle_Suds
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to cquiroga for sharing this one at GRG1313's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and wood bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is a tasty blend of beers that don't seem like they would necessarily work well together.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:11:53 | More by UCLABrewN84
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IRONRakkasan

California

3.25/5  rDev -23.2%

01-20-2014 21:26:15 | More by IRONRakkasan
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

01-05-2014 01:58:45 | More by Stigs
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

12-28-2013 15:42:49 | More by SanFranJake
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Syndicate No. 1 from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
92 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.