Brandy Barrel Aged Hairy Eyeball | Lagunitas Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lagunitas Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by scottfrie on 08-21-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 3
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Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy deep brown with one finger of off white head. Head has good retention and leaves rings of lacing.

S - Alcohol-soaked raisins, brandy, toffee and chocolate. Interesting aroma profile.

T - Lots of chocolate and toffee, followed by brandy and raisin. Small amount of hops. Really nice.

M - Medium/full mouthfeel with a but of numbing alcohol and slight drying bitterness.

O - I bit boozy, bit overall, but a nice flavor profile overall. I would get this again.

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Photo of Hobbit
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of yokken
2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of geuze_gone_wild
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of scottfrie
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery.

A: Served a dark ruddy brown with a thin light tan head that faded into a wispy film that retained a good collar.
S: Strong notes of brandy and rich syrupy malt.
T: I get flavors of brandy, raisins, molasses, warming alcohol, vanilla, leather, dates, a bit of honey and perhaps birch and oak. The finish is sweet with raisins and a bit of burnt malt, and the aftertaste is full of warm brandy and vanilla.
M: Thick body with a viscous mouthfeel, soft carbonation, and warming alcohol that heats my throat afterter each swallow.
O: Great brandy flavors, really enjoyable and rich all around. A little age would probably do this wonders.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Weisseguy1
3.18/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I wish i had brought this beer home just to be one of the few to review it for you. Oh well. I have to agree with other reviewers about many of the characteristics. I would like to add that this beer went perfect with a big bacon cheeseburger, I am sure that most any food would go well with this robust beer. My favorite part was the mouthfeel, it was full and made the food so much better. Beer Respected...

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Brandy Barrel Aged Hairy Eyeball from Lagunitas Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 10 ratings