A Deal With The Devil | Anchorage Brewing Company

A Deal With The DevilA Deal With The Devil
BA SCORE
97.1%
Liked This Beer
4.52 w/ 998 ratings
A Deal With The DevilA Deal With The Devil
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:
135
Ratings:
998
Liked:
969
Avg:
4.52/5
pDev:
8.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
742
Gots:
310
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 998 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snig623
2.13/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RNbeerfan
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of CBrodbeck
4.15/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SourAddict
4.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TechBrew
4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cadaugherty
4.37/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wulfie85
4.84/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Maybe the best barrel aged barleywine I've ever head. Excellent mouth feel and aromas, but the real star was the flavor. The cognac barrel comes through very well and balances nicely with the dark fruit flavors from the base. Could drink this forever

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Photo of psdonnelly
4.16/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RajaSTL
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.87/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well, it's time for my 3,000th review here on BA. And I am fortunate to have this great barleywine waiting, amazingly never opened, to celebrate. Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium to dark reddish orange with a thin ligh tan head that dissipates to patches. Aroma is caramel malt, fresh and dried dark stone fruit, figs and cognac; the profile is close to an English barleywine. Flavor is amazing. Caramel, toffee, dark stone fruit, figs and dates; all fruit in concentrated form. Hints of molasses, cognac, vanilla. Big, nearly syrupy body with light carbonation. An extremely well integrated big barleywine, complex, but except for the caramel, nothing stands out, in harmony. The taste profile, like the aroma is in the English barleywine arena, but with a nice light hopping. Rich enough that the massive ABV is completely covered, with only a hint of booziness. Warming, but very drinkable. This is easily one of the best barleywines I've ever had. The cognac notes are mild, but add a very pleasant character to the other flavors. The flavor is rich and consistent from start to the lingering dark fruit and caramel finish. Misses perfection by being a little on the sweet side. There is a little hint of oxidation in this year old bottle. Really outstanding and a pleasure. I can't think of anything I'd rather drink for a milestone review. I doubt I'll ever see one again, but would get this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours an amber color. Aroma is boozy and sweet with vanilla maltyness. Flavor is follows the nose with a super smooth vanilla carmel malt flavor with boozyness. Has a great feel and this relly was a treat to drink, fantastic.

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Photo of ha-sheem
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeBond
4.24/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mojua
4.35/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Someone once described this as liquid candy, and that's exactly what it is. Thick and viscous and over the top sweet. I've only had b2, but I've had it 3 or 4 times, and it's great, but in small quantities. A high level barleywine for sure, but there are others that are a bit more complex, a bit more dry, and a bit more interesting.

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Photo of beardedbender
4.31/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.41/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kash2112
4.95/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

This is an outstanding barleywine. You would never guess it has a 17% abv by how smooth and clean tasting it is. No booziness or harshness to speak of, lots of raisin sweetness, cognac is well balanced. If you're a barleywine person, it doesn't get much better than this.

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A Deal With The Devil from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.1% out of 100 with 998 ratings
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