Monster29 | Dark Horse Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dark Horse Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
darkhorsebrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A double barley wine style ale

Added by Jason on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
103
Reviews:
16
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.29%
 
 
Wants:
59
Gots:
32
For Trade:
6
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12oz bottle poured into a Founders tulip. From the '12 4Elf release, aged a little over a year and half. 13% Abv

A- Pours a dark black cola color, an off-white head forms that quickly recedes leaving a fairly flat top, carbonation fairly on the low side but decent for style, very thin clingy lacing.

S- Raisins, hint of toffee and molasses, slight licorice, just a faint presence of oxidation, booze well hidden. Nice subtle complexities, not overly aromatic but for a 13% barleywine this is definitely on the better side.

T- Raisins and other dark fruits, licorice, hints of plums, light toffee and caramel, just a pinch of molasses, ends with a slight bit of butterscotch, raisins, and slight warming booze presence that blends nicely with the flavors. For a 13% barleywine the flavors blend very nicely adding a nice sweetness but not overdoing it and still hiding the booze taste.

M- For 13% this is incredibly smooth, just a slight warming presence on the finish that adds a nice touch, sweet but not overly cloyingly sweet on the mouthfeel- done just right, fairly drinkable for a high abv barleywine.

O- This beauty has been aging very nicely, I was nicely surprised by how well it was tasting. It had a lot of the flavors I love in barleywines and was done just right. Over a year and half in this is aging very nicely with smooth flavors and not overly boozy presence, I think this will continue to hold up for another few years. Wish I had more to revisit!

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Monster29 from Dark Horse Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 103 ratings.
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