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Devil's Advocate | Wayward Brewing

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Brewed by:
Wayward Brewing

Style: Eisbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lacqueredmouse on 10-18-2013

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3.92/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tried from a bottle blind from @LaitueGonflable to accompany an Afghani dinner.

Pours a deep, volatile, boozy brown with lots of hazing in the body. It's quite fluid and liquid in the glass, but with a sense that it's big. Only minor head on it: it settles out very quickly.

Lots of phenolics and esters coming through on the nose. I got banana, weizeny spices and serious booze which gives of raisins, rum-soaked dates, and banana leaf. There's a slight sulphur character as well which isn't all that welcome, but otherwise it's pretty impressive.

Taste is thin and hot, with a withering ripeness and strength to the booze. Lots of dark fruit characters coming through but always pitted against that boozy sharpness which pierces and eviscerates it. Some stewed raspberry on the back along with a darkness that's almost inseparable from the booze. Finish is long, boozy and extremely sharp. It's intense stuff.

Feel is sharp, hot and boozy. It almost hurts.

There is impressive weight and heft of alcohol to this, and it plays with it well enough. The sharpness precludes it from being anything else but a sipper, but when you do sip and savour this it has stacks to show off.

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3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle gifted to me by the brewer and shared with family at an Afghan restaurant (because where else, right?)

Looks dark-brown, cocoa coloured, small head with beige-coloured foam. Leave some decent lace. Not bad looking for the size.

Smells tropical and fruity. Lots of pineapple with coconut and lots of dark fruit too. Currants, sultanas and cherry skins. Yeah, oak sweetness, cherry and sorbet. Pleasant, boozey overtones.

Taste is more vinous. Notes of red wine, with coffee roast, then gets coconut on mid palate, sweetness on the back with big booze notes to finish. Blended well with flavours and not too hot, just rich, and maybe slightly oxidised. Dark fruits with raisins, prune and a touch of pepper. Big beer as expected, well reined in with a lovely touch of oak to add sweetness and an extra dimension.

Bit sharp towards the back, but otherwise decent body for the style. Flat, which is good.

I like a good eisbock, and this is a good eisbock.

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Devil's Advocate from Wayward Brewing
3.88 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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