Witches Brew | Nantahala Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Nantahala Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Finatic on 02-23-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Goatdavemac
4.19/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SCbrewpubfan
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pretty copper color. No haze. Retains a small head.
S: Probably my favorite part of this beer. Really gives off a rich bourbon aroma mixed with malty sweetness.
T: Sweet up front with hints of vanilla followed by spiciness, caramel, and a nice kick of alcohol. Lots of bourbon in the aftertaste.
M: Not extremely heavy, or especially carbonated. Suits the style well.
O: Really like this beer, but I really like bourbon barrel aged brews. Nice to find a barley wine that has been barrel aged to perfection. I think the brewers really did their due diligence in matching the brew to the barrel. Wish I could get some more of this.

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Photo of Finatic
4.64/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz Bomber poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a darkish orange brown hue, a nice white head erupts upon pouring and recedes to a paper thin mustache.

S: Initial smell is of bourbon with hints of caramel and sweet malt. This beer was aged in Makers Mark Bourbon barrel and really integrates with the malty smell.

T: Follows the nose so well, bourbon is really present and really mixes well with the malty sweetness. Has a spicy aftertaste that really offsets everything well in this beer.

M: Excellent carbonation and the alcohol is hidden so well. Really smooth for a bourbon barrel aged barleywine.

O: This mIght be my favorite beer from their Trail Magic Series beers. Greg and Joe have hit a home run with this beer. Great job guys.

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Witches Brew from Nantahala Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
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