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

A Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-AgedA Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-Aged
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From:
Anchorage Brewing Company
 
Alaska, United States
Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #1
ABV:
17%
Score:
100
Ranked #14
Avg:
4.75 | pDev: 5.89%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
88
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 24, 2022
Added:
Oct 15, 2018
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  12
SCORE
100
World-Class
A Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-AgedA Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-Aged
Notes: Aged for 27 months. 10 months in Cognac barrels, then transferred to freshly emptied Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels for 12 months, finally transferred to freshly emptied Buffalo Trace barrels for 5 months.

Blend 2018 - Aged for 27 months. 10 months in Cognac barrels, then transferred to freshly emptied Woodford Reserve Double Oaked barrels for 12 months, finally transferred to freshly emptied Buffalo Trace barrels for 5 months.

Blend 2021 - Aged for 24 months. 10 months in Woodford Reserve double oaked barrels, 7 months in Amalga Distilling Whiskey Barrels, and 7 months in Elijah Craig barrels.

Blend 3 August 2021- Aged 8 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Barrels, then Transferred to Elijah Craig Barrels for 6 Months, then transferred to Buffalo Trace Barrels for an additional 8 months.
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Rated: 4.71 by Ssippisam from Minnesota

Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.84 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Sep 22, 2022
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Rated by jakecattleco from California

4.74/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Batch 3
Sep 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Resuin from Massachusetts

Aug 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.96 by GregSemenza from Connecticut

Aug 18, 2022
 
 
Rated: 5 by dan_amdg from Illinois

Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Ajlvt from Washington

Aug 08, 2022
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Rated by ellswrth from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I expected a little more. But it was still pretty tasty!
Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Jul 16, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by crobinso from Colorado

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.8 by thampel09 from New Jersey

Jul 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.54 by notchucknorris from California

Jul 09, 2022
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Reviewed by M-Fox24 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The emergence is dense on lucidity with a materialization that ensues oily margins. Similarly, a visibility on fingers thru a firewater viscosity, at a state where the collar is annulled, if tolerant on time. The pour is deep on mahogany, and transcendent on ruby highlights, while the neck transcribes a copper to chestnut tone. Correspondingly, a thinning out on retention to the hour, which terminates lace delicately, before that annulled header addressed above

S: The cask recitals circumference the subtle (earthy) hop effects, which quarter the esters, while building a strong dexterity around sweet – bready – malt. An inclination on dark fruit that ranges to elderberries, when exhibiting dated prunes amongst raisins. Sequentially, an armored disposition on Crème caramel that’s been slightly browned to aptness, before taxing in a Mackintosh bar. The inclining humidity brawns a treacliness over a Black Forest Chocotorta & liquored truffles, while pitting leathery advances against brown sugar tobacco. Synchronously, a hop bite to softly cuddle malts candied advances on creamed variations, when sylvan elements develop upon the tarry dried fruit inclinations. With this in mind, a bittering – woodsy – expansion that’s deepening on pine resin around timberlands, yet a facilitating aid to not overextend the greenery virulence. Moreover, a step that nears Goobers with a charred following on walnuts, besides stale cherry bitters to coriaceous stipulations. Oxidation is lightly pressed against the late solvent esters that work to benefit the movement, by suggesting a Pedro Ximénez cleverness, while barreling the oak staves at length

T: Bourbon continually pillars the complexity with a warming – humid – torridness on malt, as hops lightly frame a woodsy path. The elements touch on a caramelized fig custard, while parading crystallized stone fruit in a molasses – marshmallow – soufflé. Secondly, a posturing sweetness to neighbor an unwanted cloyingness in balminess; however, a position that’s impeccably groomed to cloak heat. In sequence, a spice to fruit component that prompts Ethyl Caproate under the residual malt pleasantness. There is an ongoing sentience over the varying cask proportions, which are competently equipped to gamble on the sustained aeriation. Thusly, meandering polymers to further provoke/strengthen vanillin aside honeyed spices, while continuing to calibrate the oak lactones. The barrel presence continues on to address almonds with lightly shredded coconut, as a hard Skor emanates against fudge. In addition, liquored raisins applied to charring, when shriveled cherries pass cordials & cola taffy, once hops attune that backwoods kick to face grape – brandy – bugs. A measure that becomes thirsting of tannin stipulations in the patient exertions, as dried leaves spread from a nearby – progressive – ruin

M: Sidesteps under-attenuation in the inclusive duty, of not overwhelming the rich records. Nonetheless, the approach is sweet with a chewy dexterity and a warming sensation, while carbonation is handled in a judicious manner. An approach that does not burn or madden the slick feel, as longevity offers a calm smoothness, in the act of intellectualizing a system over the dry (oak) tannin mannerisms

O: A hop bill that’s cautiously tempered against a glucose powerhouse, which bypasses the aggressiveness on bite, while still prominent to ally the esters. They offer a balance to the finer points on wood amid the several transfers, as malt sweetens the complexity chronologically, in anticipation of the craftily dry hooks. An onset that’s censoring on depth with a tough buildout; albeit, an advantageous/more beneficial buildout, if given the patience to draw out time
Jun 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Narthax from Texas

May 30, 2022
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Rated by BourbonForBeer from Illinois

5/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I think it's basically perfect. Hands down the best Barleywine I've ever had!
May 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by clay23 from New York

May 16, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by Affinity from Missouri

Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.78 by Dillpickle315 from Colorado

Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.78 by SayBoom from Ukraine

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.93 by krl2112 from Illinois

Apr 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.5 by Nuggetz from Texas

Apr 09, 2022
 
Rated: 3.02 by Travitten from Iowa

Apr 03, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.85 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Mar 26, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by beersgud from Kansas

Mar 25, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Mar 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by rstump24 from Ohio

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.91 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina

Mar 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.94 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Feb 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.94 by Cibsie from Minnesota

Feb 24, 2022
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Rated by Dadthew from New York

4.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Amazing
Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.69 by That_Bearded_Guy from California

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by chitownfanatic21 from Wyoming

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.93 by Argento from Rhode Island

Feb 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

4.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
375 mL bottle. Deep amber. Smells bourbon, dark fruits, oak, brown sugar. Tastes of strong oak, bourbon, brown sugar, and dark fruit. Sweet, but doesn't overwhelm. Lingering oaky back end. Hits hard, but it's pretty darned tasty.
Feb 05, 2022
 
Rated: 4.74 by aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.78 by hjc from Wisconsin

Feb 02, 2022
 
Rated: 4.95 by M_chav from New Mexico

Feb 01, 2022
A Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-Aged from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 108 ratings