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Devil's Spear | 18th Street Brewery

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4.12/5
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67 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States
18thstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Extreme malty and hoppy characteristics pierce through your taste buds to you your soul in our American Barely Wine Style Ale like a hot spear stoked by the flames of the brew kettle.

Added by BUNZILLA on 02-13-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
67
pDev:
7.77%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
26
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 67 |  Reviews: 7
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear but very dark brownish red in color. It poured with just q thi white collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sweet caramel are present in the nose along with hints of dark fruits.
T: Just like the smell, the taste has flavors of dark fruits along with caramel malts and some associated sweetness.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and a little sticky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely tastes strong, but does a good job of hiding its alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to brogen13 (Reddit) for this one, and shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, decent lacing long legs, dark iced tea murky brown color.

Nose is mixed, a weird vegetal ketchup thing, brown reddish toasted malt, earthy herbal spicy hops, big sweet syrupy malts yet tangy, reddish candy bbq sauce.

Taste brings sweet candy malts, very candy like, reddish candy apple, caramel, toffee, syrupy and a bit messy. Big herbs earthy hops, little spicy, little vegetal, little messy ketchup bbq sauce, very bitter slight briny salty hop, weird prune like fruit, fair bitterness, earthy vegetal. Finish briny earthy vegetal hops lingering, sweet sticky syrupy malts, candy like, hint booze.

Mouth is heavier syrupy, sweet candy, sticky, mild booze warmth, decent carb.

Overall eh, not my style of barleywine.

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Devil's Spear from 18th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 67 ratings
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