Barley Wine | Epic Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company
Utah, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Release 15

A: poured into a snifter to a deep brown with a finger and a half of dense off white head that retains well and leaves good lacing
S: smells of earthy and herbal hops with some slight caramel and raisin notes
T: taste is bready and caramelly malt sweetness with some stone fruits and herbal hop flavors with a little bit of citrus rind. swallow brings a big and bitter herbal hop note that lingers for some time.
M: big and slightly chewy on the palate with soft well rounded carbonation. finish is oily and slightly drying from the alcohol
O: A little abrasive right now but with a year or two to mellow out this one should be smooth and dangerous. The complexity is there and the mouthfeel is killer but for me it needs a little time for the hops to mellow.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.1/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +11%

This seems as inspired as my favorite barleywines, but seems to be missing some key attribute.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from Bevmo in early July for $8.59. Release #16 was bottled on 12-19-13.

Beer poured reddish brown with a nice off white head that is still hanging around a bit.

Nose is dark fruits and big west coast hops.

Taste is dark fruits, hints of chocolate, citrus, and pine blended very nicely together.

Mouthfeel is thick, full, and smooth. There is some prickly liveliness from the generous hopping.

Overall this is a deliciios well made brew. Definitely pick it up if you see it on the shelves!

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.6%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with a head that has very good retention for the high abv/style. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of toffee, raisins, rum-soaked bread and some pine.

The taste is of toffee with raisins. Enough hops give it a piney/citric balance to fit it into the "American" rather than "English" style, though the malt stays ahead through the finish. Alcohol is warming, but not too hot.

It is silky smooth. Carbonation fitting for the general character of the beer.

This is a wonderful American barleywine. Toffee character is strong, but has a hop character in the balance. A great "sipper".

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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Barley Wine from Epic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 173 ratings
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