2 Brothers / Diamond Knot Bloody Oak | 2 Brothers Brewery

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2 Brothers Brewery

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of dgilks
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clearish mahogany colour with a light tan head. Good.

Great nutty caramel aroma. Nice fruitiness too.

Some of the best malt character I've seem in a long time. Amazingly rounded and rich. Golden syrup and fruit. Stunning with great oak character.

Medium full body with low carbonation. Appropriate.

An amazing beer. Fantastic malt character and well integrated oak.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber-red colour with creamy dense head, sightly beige tinge to it. Retains beautifully. Looks sweet, and great.

Huge malty nose, with plenty of late hop notes giving fruity, tangy and floral characters. No idea where the booze is at this point. Just sweet and floral and lovely.

Wow, what a malt bomb. Huge caramel flavour, thick and syrupy and goopy throughout. Caramel, toffee, sticky, chewy. So sweet but it's somehow so nice as well, without becoming too much. Noticeable booze here, but warm and pleasant. Not too complex, it's just one note throughout without diverging, but wow, really great and enjoyable.

Borders on sharp booze on the feel, but mostly just warm. Flat carbonation, all syrupy and thick.

Lovely sweet malt bomb. Not often I get a wholly sweet beer that I can even handle, but I actually enjoyed this. Just lovely.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Collaboration with Diamond Knot Brewery in Washington. Tried on-tap at GABS in Melbourne.

Pours a dark bronze colour, quite clear, with a really hefty weight to the body. Big solid off-white head leaves some patchy lace. No visible carbonation. Looks good overall.

Big aroma, all sweet, all rich, and all fattening, even just from smelling it. Huge caramel characters, with sugary butterscotch, all cut with some tannic tea characters and leafy hops. Wow, it's big, bold and really delicious. Great stuff.

Surprisingly clean entry on the palate, before a hint of grain sweetness and a big upswell in sweet melted caramel. On the finish, there's loads of oak cleaned up by that tannic hop bite and a touch of booze on the finish. Lovely feel, creamy and solid.

Overall, this is awesome stuff. The only problem is that it's so huge you have to sip it... (But you don't want to...)

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2 Brothers / Diamond Knot Bloody Oak from 2 Brothers Brewery
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 3 ratings