Barley Wine | Epic Brewing Company

Barley WineBarley Wine
BA SCORE
56.4%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 172 ratings
Barley WineBarley Wine
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States
epicbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The first sip of this brilliant, red-brown beer reveals a robust mouth feel and complex flavors including raisin, dark bread, some sherry flavors sure to increase with age. With the finish comes the flavor of Columbus hops followed by the alcohol warmth that can be felt down your throat.

Added by BigMcLargeHuge on 02-23-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,581
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
172
Liked:
97
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
11.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of En29356
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HowardTheDuck
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Release #14 (9/30/13) 10.4% abv. Brewed with 6 different malts and 4 different hops. Poured into a snifter. Very large, off-white head with a heavy sea-foam consistency (thick but airy). Really dark coffee-like color, similar to an Old Ale. This is an older bottle but its tasting significantly better than I anticipated. Very malt forward with the requisite accompanying sweetness, some sherry notes and a hearty breadiness. Slight lingering grassy hop flavor but the hops are virtually nonexistent now. The body is on the heavy side for the style which works to this beer's advantage. While a bit unconventional, this beer is an excellent representation of the English-style barleywines. As a fan of non-hoppy barleywines, I'm really pleased with this.

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Photo of buzzy
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dwreck
4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Crusher
3.39/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spence524
3.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atone315
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed from the bomber in a snifter, this barely wine pours a muddled brown with red tinges and a decent head that dissipates to a thin ring and very light lacing. Nose of caramel malts, some raisins, and resinous hops. Flavors follow the nose perfectly with a strong hop character blending with a moderate malt backbone with hints of raisins and dates. Hop forward barely wine style with a bitter hop aftertaste, moderate carbonation, and an effervescent mouth feel makes it drinkable, yet still very hop forward diminishing from the sweeter side that could be apparent with potential age. Decent barely wine.

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Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.04/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Release 14 - Bottled September 2013 - Served @ 50deg F in Snifter

A - Medium brown with red highlights. Light tan head - ~1/2" when poured aggressively.

S - Lots of malt, candied sugar, molasses, raisins, caramel, tobacco - light hop and alcohol notes.

T/F - Brown sugar, raisin, sherry, plums - sweet/bitter finish. Slight alcohol bite - thin finish.

O - Brownish/Red Barleywine that has rich & mellow flavors with each sip. I thought this tasted better than what it's rated, but it needs a little more to make it great. I think this would be a good candidate for bourbon and oak aging. Prost!

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ParadoxGuitarist
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Docrock
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuggetz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Giggy
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Czequershuus
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Smitch
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Barley Wine from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 56.4% out of 100 with 172 ratings
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