Hellshire IV | Oakshire Brewing

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3.88/5
Very Good
42 Ratings
Hellshire IVHellshire IV
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Rifugium on 02-25-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
42
pDev:
10.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
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4.6/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.17/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz into a tulip. Pours a translucent brown w/ a 1-finger khaki head.

Aroma is sweet and boozy. Brown sugar, caramel, bourbon.

Taste likewise is sweet and boozy. Brown sugar, molasses, chocolate, a touch of vanilla.

Mouthfeel is pretty heavy. Good carbonation keeps it from being syrupy.

Overall a good barrel-aged old ale, perhaps a little too sweet for me.

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Photo of therackman
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is drinking really well right now. After almost a year in the cellar the vanilla flavor has really started to come out. This is much more mellow and enjoyable than I remember at the hellshire release last February. If you've been holding on to your bottles waiting for the right time to open, I wouldn't hesitate to give it a try now.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 5.8.14

A - Pours a dark brown-amber with a fluffy dark tan head that fades slowly.

S - Caramel, toffee, roasted malt.

T - Bourbon, then a light toffee.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Caramel and toffee, lots of bourbon, lighter then expected body.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter

A- This beer pours a woody brown body that is dense with a thick creamy foam of head that last a good bit.

S- The rich buttery oak is full with some hints of dark fruit coming through as the beer opens.

T- The rich bourbon barrel flavor is full of wet oak and vanilla with some green woody hop character in the finish. There is a slight dark vinous note that comes through with a touch of sweetness as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a nice alcohol spice in the finish.

O- This is very tasty. The big bourbon barrel has some softer support from dark fruity esters and a nice alcohol spice to balance it out. Not what I would traditionally consider an Old Ale but a tasty sipper for sure.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Scion Dupont on 5/8/14

A-Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head.

S-Aroma was some wood, with notes of nice malt, bourbon.

T-Flavor was heavy bourbon, caramel, and fig with some light roasted notes.

M-Mouthfeel has medium and full body. Very smooth

O-Overall great beer to try

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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Hellshire IV from Oakshire Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 42 ratings