Supermucilaginisticexpialidocious | Bright Brewery

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Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 07-08-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by danieelol:
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep red colour, slightly cloudy with decent beige head. Sticky and clingy with nice lace. Looks great, particularly given the size of this.

Smells quite hoppy. Decent caramel malt notes but quickly turns tangy and fruity, with lemon, lime and passionfruit. Was expecting more sweetness, but it's not bad at all.

Buttery and caramel malt upfront, very sweet with a big shoulder of oak in there. Grapefruit, star anise and a touch of pink pepper. Oak, together with a twist of Benedictine, quite a lot of boooze on the back as well. Nice flavours.

Very thick mouthfeel, falls short of being stodgy but the big noticeable thing here is the hot, sharp booze. No movement otherwise in the mouth, could use something to cut through that hot alcohol.

Huge beer. Too big? The flavours are lovely but that booze just can't be overcome, sadly.

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4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried on-tap at the 2013 GABS festival in Melbourne. This is an oak-fermented barleywine made with great amounts of oat and rye—they term it a "Barley(Oat/Rye)wine".

Pours a big red hue with syrupy haze and a very thick body. Head forms in a solid creamy ring of very pale yellow that leaves stretchy rings down the glass. Right now, it's certainly living up to its name.

Nose has a bunch of interesting characters, mostly estery or juicy and sweet. I get banana, some cherry characters, with more savoury or unusual characters of latex and moisturiser. It's interesting stuff, and quite powerful.

Chewy caramel on the entry with more banana notes giving a banana leaf savoury note. Clear chewy (I'm going to say chewy some more soon) malt continues, peppered with spicy notes and a faint herbal quality. On the back it's quite boozy and slightly phenolic—still with some spicy pepper characters, but also raisins and spiced rum. The aftertaste just leaves the vapours of booze.

Feel is so heavy and (I promised) chewy.

I like it a lot. It's perhaps a bit too hot, but then I guess if I'm complaining about that I shouldn't be drinking a 10% ABV Barley(Oat/Rye)wine. Anyway: booyah, kudos and thanks for bringing this to GABS—it was certainly a standout at the festival.

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Supermucilaginisticexpialidocious from Bright Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 4 ratings