A Deal With The Devil | Anchorage Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
anchoragebrewingcompany.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 17.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barleywine style ale brewed with Galaxy Hops. A starting gravity of 37 Plato. Aged eleven months in Cognac barrels.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 01-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#107
Reviews:
141
Ratings:
1,028
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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750
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4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KidSalami
4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BColton1
4.33/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BigKev23
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jensenmoon
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2
A- Brown with ting of read
S- Syrup - dark brown sugar, oak, and molasis
T- Follows nose with sweet barrel aged brown sugar and molasis with a bit of aged hops
F- Thick-medium
O- I don't love barleywines, but this was nice and drinkable.

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Photo of OompaMentor
4.78/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

10/14/17 - 2014 Poured into snifter. Hint of caramel to nose. Medium body, Well balanced and smooth on the palate.

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Photo of BcOneSeven
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBreits83
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ivan52
4.8/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lazhal
4.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Perhaps the best beer I've ever had in my life.

A step above some of the big hitters like BCBBW.

Sampler out of bottle.

A big thanks to MIke for sharing.

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nedster10
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Warren2621
4.72/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jimmeekrek
4.85/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Furlinator
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Vintage 2014.

Pours translucent rust, dark copper with a khaki head that eventually disappears completely leaving no lace. The smell is of stone fruit, caramel and cognac. The taste is sweet and complex with caramel, toffee, vanilla, dates, burnt sugar, raisin and toasted bread. Full texture with low carbonation. Admittedly sweet but, so many different flavors blending together in glorious harmony. Instantly one of my all-time favorites.

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4.94/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Batch 4

L: pours very thick and dark brown syrup. A film of head for a brief moment then fades to a tiny ring about the glass.
S: big sweet cognac, caramel covered raisins, there is some slight bitterness. Overall it smells big, boozy and sweet.
T: wow! Zero alcohol, wow. Wasn't expecting that. Huge and awesome flavors of sweet raisins, grapes, with nice caramel sweetness that lingers well past the drink.
F: The sweetness completely coats my mouth and lips. I just keep tasting it long after the drink. So smooth, very thick.
O: wow! Blown away!!

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4.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.93/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 2, pours brown into the glass, not overly thick, small lighter brown head on the top, 1/5". Aroma and appearance both look and smell like cognac. Massive amount of fusel like alcohol waft from the glass. Wow, this is just like smelling rubbing alcohol.

Taste, man the alcohol is the dominant thing going on. A little bit of french oak like notes from the cognac barrel up the senses and probably get the alcohol burn pairing with a drier astringency, thereby totally dominating the mouth in a non consensual way. It just burns the entire way through. Some toffee aspect to it, but it still tastes like burning. At this point, I just have to reconcile the harsh fact that I don't like anything aged in a cognac barrel, Eclipse cognac masterpiece or whatever was limited for the same reasons. Or maybe cognac barrel aging just needs to be for far less time to contour itself to my palate limitations. A lot of raisin bitterness too, despite a very mild set of carbonation and decent amount of sweetness (coming from where, I don't know) to it.

I like so much Anchorage stuff, but this is my least favorite of anything they make, no doubt because of the heavy amount of Cognac influence.

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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 1,028 ratings
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