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 #12
Avg:
4.75 | pDev: 5.68%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
102
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 28, 2023
Added:
Oct 15, 2018
Wants:
  28
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.

Blend 4 - 2022 - Aged 10 months in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Barrels, then Transferred to fresh Woodford Reserve barrels for 11 Months, then Finally, they moved the brew into a different set of Woodford and Willet barrels for an additional 7 months.
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Ratings by rodmanfor3:
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
It is a fantastic beer. Not quite Batch 1, and a bit far away from Batch 3, but still a fantastic offering. Great barrel character, terrific flavor profile, stellar finish.
Jan 12, 2022
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Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Jan 28, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by Prospero from Colorado

Jan 20, 2023
 
Rated: 4.52 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Jan 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.88/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Batch 1 - What an absolute treat to finally try, wow! Everything I could have wanted, with a ton of caramel and toffee still, plus dark chocolate, bourbon, cognac, and an insanely thicc mouthfeel without being sickly sweet.
Jan 13, 2023
 
Rated: 4.5 by cshafer7 from Massachusetts

Jan 10, 2023
 
Rated: 4.75 by Boston970 from Connecticut

Jan 10, 2023
 
Rated: 5 by BeerRay from Rhode Island

Jan 07, 2023
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#144, yum!
Dec 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.84 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Fordcoyote15 from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Outrageously rich. Ethanol soaked raisens all day... not a whole lot else. I want this in a whiskey bottle that can be recorked and drank on 10 occasions. Not a one off 500ml. Gonna recork this for down the road because its just too rich to drink at once.

Upon finishing this beer I would certainly agree thats its world class. It also is oh so similiar to jw lees harvest ale as its warmed and settled. This is hotter but apart from that I'm hard pressed to say that it has a lot to brag about to certain JW lees vintages (2002 and 2007 harvest ale stick out in my mind as being some of the best ever).

Cliff notes. Very good beer. Not worth $100. Go buy a $10 JW lees.

Further edit. As I REALLY get to the end of this beer its almost cumbersome. Its fsr too hot and far, still too sweet. Its almost like jungle juice and I'm not even joking.
Dec 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by JMFP from Delaware

Dec 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.75 by Skellbop from New York

Nov 27, 2022
 
Rated: 4.89 by bret27 from California

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.59 by PDinunzi from New Jersey

Nov 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.65 by dleiner from New York

Oct 09, 2022
 
Rated: 5 by JohnG190 from New York

Oct 09, 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
A Deal With The Devil - Triple Oak-Aged from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 125 ratings