Cold North Wind | Port Jeff Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Port Jeff Brewing Company
New York, United States
portjeffbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by steelerguy on 11-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
26
Reviews:
3
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
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5
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.26/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amber and opaque. The amount of apple brandy on the nose is impressive... Lotsa of gentle caramel amid the apple, higher vapors of alcohol and barrel wood. Sweet, sinuous, and graceful. Apple is the primary fruit impression, naturally, but hints of pear, vanilla, caramel, and alcohol are evident throughout. The body is medium, the barrel aging thins things out somewhat, but the feel is just right for the ale, albeit perhaps a tad light compared to some barleywines I've had. Some fizz and tingle, of carbonation and alcohol's heat. Leaves a sweet apple caramel candy and booze aftertaste. Little sting on the palate - crisp, sharp, perhaps a tad bit tart. A superior ale in my opinion. And only ~ $11 around here.

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4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Murky amber-oxblood with clingy creme film that rings. Raspberry and fresh brown loaf on the nose.
Big strawberry rhubarb jam to lead with caramel, some dark toast, milk chocolate buttons and a hint of vanilla liqueur followed by very fruity hops (papaya, tangerine, summer red berry).
Orange peel ending and sticky linger. Medium, velvety more than chewy, no burn.

Hand numbered bottle: "69 (Dude!)"

Round, nuanced and surprisingly fruity. There's definitely a touch of chocolate malt, and it's impressive to get all that hop fruit without a citrus IBU bite. My only concern would be the age of the bottle, since there's not much for bitterness, but how old could it be from such a new brewery?

Very drinkable barleywine.

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Cold North Wind from Port Jeff Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 26 ratings.
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