A Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-Aged
Anchorage Brewing Company

A Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-AgedA Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-Aged
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From:
Anchorage Brewing Company
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #2
ABV:
17%
Score:
100
Ranked #23
Avg:
4.69 | pDev: 5.12%
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
256
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 16, 2024
Added:
Oct 15, 2017
Wants:
  64
Gots:
  22
Blend 2020 - Galaxy hopped in Woodford Reserve Double Oak barrels, then blended with 24 month and 12-month-old A Deal with the Devil that it transferred into fresh barrels halfway through aging.
Blend 2022 - A Deal With the Devil Barleywine aged for 9 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels, then transferred into freshly emptied Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels for an additional 7 months
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Rated: 4.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jan 16, 2024
 
Rated: 5 by osseo222000 from California

Jan 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4.69 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.5 by IanX from New York

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.75 by Juggerr from New York

Jan 01, 2024
 
Rated: 4.98 by Tbone10 from Wisconsin

Dec 29, 2023
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Reviewed by bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.72/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12.7 ounce wax capped bottle, Batch #5. Label says aged 7 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels, then transferred to Willett bourbon barrels for an additional 11 months. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a very dark brown color with about a half inch tan head that didn't stick around for too long. Not much lacing at all. I like the aroma, the brew smells like dark fruit, bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, caramel and toffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's the addition of some oak and molasses flavors. Mostly sweet tasting but not overwhelming at all. Nice oaky/woodiness lingering in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's coating and syrupy with a moderate amount of carbonation. A little boozy, but doesn't seem like it's 17% either. I thought this was a pretty good barleywine, definitely worth trying if you get the chance! I know I'd like to try some of the other variants one day.
Dec 25, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by doctorgary from New York

Nov 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Nov 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4.59 by kodt from Illinois

Oct 16, 2023
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Reviewed by cdinardo21 from Pennsylvania

4.73/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Batch 5 from 2022 - pours a deep dark brown straight from the bottle. Great bourbon flavors shine through up front, with an immediate tranisition to raisin, fig and caramel on the finish. This was a little sweeter than I had expected, but not so sweet that it was detrimental to the pour. A very very good bw. Happy to have had this / checked it off of the list.
Oct 02, 2023
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
2022 vintage; consumed on 9/6/2023

Pours a silky, stark midnight-brown body capped with over a finger of pale khaki foam; decent head retention leaves a spotty layering of cap, slim, frothy collar, and no lacing holding to the walls of the glass.

Aromas of heavy leather guide to fig compote and gooey caramel, with toffeed roast and cocoa subtleties sink into resounding plum port, leaving charry barrel building through lingering overtones of red currant syrup.

Taste offers a potent barrel overlay, coursing over a subtle cocoa dusting as is leather interspersed through the mid-palate and red currant syrup is leveled by a fervent oak backing into the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a medium body with minimal carbonation, settling a slick texturing over the mid-palate as a pseudo-grit hovers in the backdrop; barrel tannins spark through the backend while an impressive warmth remains level across the entirety of the palate.

Latent intensity perpetuates an exercise in indulgence, indulging unrepentant sweetness contained by massive barrel presence in a viscous liquid form; an American Barleywine testing the bounds of the style.
Sep 07, 2023
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.8/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
10 months in Heaven Hill barrels, then 11 months in Willett barrels. Opaque brown pour with ruby hues and clarity under fast fizzy tan head; no cap retention, ring nor lace; medium plus legs. Bourbon and caramel nose; boozy retro nasal. Taste follows nose with plum pudding, sugary raisins, toasted brown sugar and molasses; figs as beer warms. Full minus body; viscous feel; face warming from 17% abv; light carbonation. Overall, amazing layers of flavors; well balanced; an enjoyable sipper well worth the extremely high price.
Aug 10, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnG190 from New York

4.91/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Anchorage Brewing’s A Deal with the Devil Double Oak-Aged Barleywine is an extraordinary beer that left a lasting impression on my taste buds. The combination of its rich double oak aging and complex flavors creates a truly remarkable experience. The aroma greets you with notes of caramel, vanilla, and subtle hints of bourbon, setting the stage for what’s to come.

The taste is where this beer truly shines. The double oak aging process imparts a smoothness that is both velvety and warming. It boasts a perfect balance of malty sweetness, dark fruit flavors, and a delicate touch of oak and bourbon. As it warms up, the complexities further unfold, revealing layers of complexity that keep you intrigued throughout each sip.

The mouthfeel is luxurious and full-bodied, showcasing the craftsmanship behind this beer. The finish is long-lasting, leaving a pleasant aftertaste that beckons you to take another sip.

While this is certainly not an everyday beer due to its higher ABV, it is undeniably a treat worth savoring on special occasions or for those seeking an indulgent experience. Its bold flavors and well-crafted profile make it a standout among barrel-aged beers.

Whether you’re an avid beer enthusiast or simply looking to try something exceptional, Anchorage Brewing’s A Deal with the Devil Double Oak is undoubtedly a top-tier choice that I highly recommend. Cheers!
Aug 06, 2023
 
Rated: 4.93 by Jcoleman4 from Ohio

Jul 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.6 by impending from California

Jul 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.6 by Eziel from Ohio

Jul 07, 2023
 
Rated: 4.46 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jul 01, 2023
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
2017 vintage. Dark brown black with oily appearance and a light brown bubbly collar of head. Bourbon, oak+, butterscotch, dates, mild chocolate. Thick mouthfeel and smooth light carbonation. Whale of a barleywine!
Jun 26, 2023
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2023-06-13
Shared this with @FBarber in a Holiday Inn lobby on a Tuesday night. Served in plastic cups.

This was delicious, monstrous and sweet, tons of vanilla and toffee. Thick and satisfying.
Jun 18, 2023
A Deal With The Devil - Double Oak-Aged from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 256 ratings