Pray For Snow | 10 Barrel Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
10 Barrel Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
10barrel.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by cbarrett4 on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
226
Reviews:
51
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
12.33%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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1.25/5  rDev -65.8%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of Derek
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A bit boozy and sweet, without much flavour... Barely got into the bottle.

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Photo of FinnishTheBeer
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of tommy5
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Eisen
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy amber with thick white head that faded into mostly nothing. Smells of slight spice and booze. First taste was not good and border line awful. Second taste was better, and I was then, by the third taste, to decipher some hops, burnt malt, summertime fruit, and booze. Drinkability is not good. Mouthfeel is watery and alcoholy. Much better winter beers for cheeper.

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Photo of mpc175
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Good but barely an IPA. Maybe that is the point.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
2.8/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark auburn brown with a khaki colored half finger head that fizzes away to a thin, broken layer of suds. Small spots make up the lace, but they don't stick so well.

Smell - Sweet, with notes of molasses, cola, and a hint of raisins.

Taste - Not quite as sweet as the nose led on. Hits first on some toasted malt character. Faint raisin and caramel. Strong earthy and grassy hops hit mid-taste and deliver a strong, woody, slightly burnt bitterness that rides well into the aftertaste with touches of alcohol astringency.

Mouthfeel - Thin body with low carbonation. Watery and dead, then a bone dry finish. Probably the worst aspect of this brew.

Overall - Hmm. This one's all over the place, and not in a good way. Fairly messy. Kinda tastes like someone aged water in a used whiskey barrel then added a touch of carbonation. I would never buy this, so I thank the roommate for letting me try a bottle, though I think I may have done him a favor.

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2.83/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L-Dark reddish brown

S-Fresh floral hops up front....light toffee

T-Pretty hop forward....piney/tart citrus blend of hop flavor and a malt bill strong on the burnt malts, raisins, and dates.

M-Medium bodied....bitter on the finish.

O-Not a huge fan of this one. It just seems too one sided on the bitterness and lacks enjoyable flavors for me.

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2.91/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2.96/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mactrail
2.99/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Handsome brownish coppery amber in the narrow tulip. Plenty of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel renews with every small pour. A whiff of teriyaki.

Sweetish malt with a grainy, rough taste. More than a little of the sweet vermouth taste. Rather bitter and murky to finish. A touch of bubble gum. Even more bitter after another mouthful.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Hallam's Wine in La Conner, Wash. I"m not sure whether this is a new batch for 2014 for an old Old Ale. This is not one I'd recommend.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear amber pour with a small off-white head. Strong initial taste of caramel malt balanced with a hint of hops. Medium body with flavor of caramel, nut, bread and grassy hop bitterness. Finishes with a blend of alcohol and bitterness.

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Photo of IPAchris
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of thereal_adam
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of kamikazeokami
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of harrymel
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of PHBoiler
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of mrjmann
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of JustinFrey
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of Bieniek30
3.03/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of iRaven99664
3.04/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

L- pour in mason jar, looked and saw dark cherry red. Probably brown. Not cloudy. No foam, but could be jar our slow pour. Little carb bubble. First bottle. Just swirled glass for a nice lacey foam, mocha to milky-chocolate.

S- not strong. Initially a little chocolatey, later a little bit cherry. Nothing special. Smells a lot like the porters I've had.

T- taste as it smells, but a bit stronger. There is a definite strong boozy taste. Not sure why if its 7%! For sure a sweet malty taste forward along the booze, subtle hop. Noticing as the beer warms, there is a lot more flavor. Slight grapefruit and light pine hop. The booze mellows as it warms. After taste is a burt feel, and lingers with a nibbling sweetness. Im not sure the sweetness is better than the burnt.

Feel- kind of water, though it coats the tongue and lingers like New Belgium's Portage. The carb makes it feel like champagne a bit. Not so wonderful, not dreadful.

Overall- boozey, balance of sweet lingering roasted malt and a zesty hop. Champagne fizz is not expected from the ales I am accustomed to. And the strong booze taste seems amature spiked in the middle of what would taste like a decent porter. Not a session beer, would drink if offered to me, doubt i would buy again.

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3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Pray For Snow from 10 Barrel Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 226 ratings.
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