The K13 | Voodoo Brewery

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Voodoo Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by HoppyKilaMonster on 09-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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2/5  rDev -55.7%

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2.12/5  rDev -53%

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2.25/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The look of the beer is total barrel appreance. No head or retention at all. The smell is of rotten wood and mildew like no other . The taste follows the smells for sure. I'm pretty sure most Ba's are blown away by the hype train. Mouthfeel is thin to medium with a gross funk to it. Not enjoyable . Ugh. Happy to try it ? Ill pass next time !!

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2.5/5  rDev -44.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.44/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Perch Pub.
Had this side by side with Apple Brandy Papi and Tenacious Wee. I'm pretty confused as to the apparent hype over this particular beer. Frankly this was probably one of the "worst" beers I've had from Voodoo. Yes, I'm aware this was Pappy aged...unfortunately Pappy does not = instant awesomeness.

Muddy reddish-cedar color, with a few stray bubbles on top, but otherwise no real head to speak of; no lacing. Aroma was decent, lots of wet oak, bourbony notes, grains, burnt caramel. Sort of lacking that full, rich malty nose that I prefer in big barleywines, and also seemingly inching towards oxidation. Oak was the main player in the taste as well, a very woody beer, and not so sweet, secondary flavors of burnt caramel, nutshells, mineral, phenol, hints of vanilla and marshmallow. Medium body, not very smooth and kind of thinned out and chalky. This was decent overall, but nothing to go nuts over. The Papi and Tenacious were much better.

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3.6/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle acquired via trade here on BA and opened with some of the guys.

Pours dark brown in color, cream-colored head, wisps on top. Nose is booze, oak, some caramel sweetness, toffee. Flavor is pretty boozy, astringent oak, burnt sugars, light caramel sweetness...perhaps a bit too hot and too much barrel right now. Medium body, thin for the style, oak & booze finish.

Overall, definitely falls victim to hype. While I thought it was a decent barleywine, the Pelican Mother of all Storms 2008, Old Nuptial, Arctic Devil 2005, and Flossmoor BA Hi-Fi B1 were all better BA barley wines than this one (#barleywineshowdown). I definitely wouldn't go crazy giving up a bunch for this beer and the "cost" of this beer far exceeds the "value". Give me Goose Bourbon County Barleywine all day/every day over this beer at far less cost.

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3.71/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Murky light brown with a slight orange hue. Small off white head.

Caramel and toffee with a little bit of bourbon on the nose

Taste is OK but I was expecting more. Some caramel bourbon and a little bit of maple but lacking in richness.

Moutfeel is on point. Perfect carbonation viscosity and nice aftertaste.

Overall good but underwhelming. Definitely not deserving of the low bottle count and pappy hype it gets. On tap at house of 100 beers.

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.89/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #139.

Appearance - Murky reddish brown. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Ah, this smells great. Oxidized a little. Oaky. Bourbon. Reminiscent of Bourbon Barrel 4D in that kinda "wet sock" barrel aroma. As bad as that sounds, it smells awesome.

Taste - Nowhere near as good, but tasty. Bourbon is sharp and boozy. Caramel. Very oaky. Not tremendously sweet, which I think makes it suffer. Bitter.

Mouthfeel - Bitter and sharp booziness. I seldom say a beer should be sweeter, but this needs some caramel and sweetness.

Overall - A very promising beer that doesn't quite deliver. I'd rather just smell it.

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

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The K13 from Voodoo Brewery
Beer rating: 4.51 out of 5 with 245 ratings