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The Vermonster | Rock Art Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.88/5
Very Good
602 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rock Art Brewery
Vermont, United States
rockartbrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed The Vermonster with 110 pounds of malt per barrel and jacked up the pour into a wide mouth thin glass goblet.

Added by BeerBeing on 09-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,526
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
602
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
105
Trade:
3
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.34/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of worldkrysis
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbone2131
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a chalice, the appearance was a nice dark ruby red/rugged brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that glistened as it slid off. Sliding stringy lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of tobacco leaf, earthy to grassy hops, smooth caramel/toffee malts, a hint of vanilla, light cocoa powder, light raisins, a whiff of dates and ended with a little bit of black cherries.
The flavor was gently sweet with the expected dryness of the malts from that "tobacco leafy" yet expected taste. Which all came together to follow through into the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Normal dryness from those hops distracted the mobility of the smoothness along my tongue. Carbonation and ABV felt as projected.
Overall, very well done American styled barleywine brewed by an American brewer that actually holds up longer in one's cellar than a lot of other American Barleywines.

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle. Pine, milk chocolate, and roasted barley. Earthy malt profile. Large amount of bitterness, but it's fairly reigned in. Definitely toned down with age. Semi dry finish. Like this more with a bit of age on it. Too harsh Fresh.

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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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4.58/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rockrob
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very turbid brown with visible particulate floating in the heavily carbonation. Three finger bubbly off-white head dissipates to a half finger sudsy layer. Minimal lacing. The smell is primarily of citric and floral hops with notes of smokey malts, pine resin, booze, and caramel. Flavors are earthier, with lots of pine, grains, and smoke. Given the 100 IBU rating, I was expecting something overwhelmingly bitter, but was pleasantly surprised by a well balanced profile. This has real aging potential.

79/100

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3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a hazy dark amber with a moderate head. Lacing. Hops evident in the nose, along with alcohol and caramel. Sharp taste, boozy. Enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 602 ratings
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