The Vermonster | Rock Art Brewery

BA SCORE
87
very good
596 Ratings
The VermonsterThe Vermonster
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
Ratings:
596
Reviews:
245
Avg:
3.89
pDev:
11.05%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
101
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 596 |  Reviews: 245
Photo of smb71481
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tom10101
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScottP
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.54/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffo
4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Doopie had this one and shared it on beer night a while back. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
IBU: 100
Ridge Runner's big brother

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, slightly foamy, off-white head with good retention. A clear rust orange or red in color with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full cap and leaves some nice foamy lacing down the glass. A good wisp remains until the end of the show leaving lots of sticky lacing down the glass. Looks good.

SMELL: Lots of grapefruit, citrus, lemon, honeydew melon, watermelon and some light caramel on the nose. Very hop forward but there's a solid malt base under there.

TASTE: Grapefruit and citrus hops up front with grassy notes as well. A hint of caramel but the hops steal the show here. A big finish of grapefruit, lemon, grassy hops and some caramel sweetness as well. Very hop forward with plenty of bitterness lingering on the palate. Yummy.

PALATE: Medium-full body with medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes somewhat dry. Bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: Quite good. Not really a barleywine per se, as the FG is probably a bit too low and the hops really play the leading role here. This might be close to what some people are calling a triple IPA. In any case, this is a good brew no matter the style, with a solid strong ale base and piles of hop bitterness and flavor. Very much enjoyed this one. Thanks again Doops!

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Photo of Mwb
3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CAcker
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MjamesL
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigMack61
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elvisdoc
3.21/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rlamoy
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwerner23
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of amalburg
3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SpartacusV1
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Borkman18
4.66/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Little bit of sediment floating around. Pours doo doo brown in color. Taste is fantastic! Malty and lots of barley character. First beer I had in Vermont on my vacation last week.

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Photo of Sanderson
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of meehandennis
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mgigs
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2015-03-01
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Poured vigorously and completely; I saw a lot of sediment whoosh out with the dregs. 08814A11708 is printed on the bottom of the bottle; the side of the label as a sequence of months preceded by 28 and followed by 19. I don't know what the numbers mean, but there is a notch on the 28 and between the May and June months.

Pours cloudy, dark dingy brown, medium sized but very dense head that just seems to solidify and sit there. Lots of fine, slow carbonation. Smell is barleywine. Alcohol, wood. Slight yeast, overripe dark fruit.

Taste is surprisingly hoppy. Bright bitter flash up front, followed by woody astringency, a bit boozy. Strong, long bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and water, as is sometimes the case with barleywines. Overall, pretty good, but not great.

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Photo of Roy1586
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MaseFace
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SABERG
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hurricanes56dan
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Vermonster from Rock Art Brewery
3.89 out of 5 based on 596 ratings.
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