Tenebris (Ghost 014)
Adroit Theory Brewing Company

Tenebris (Ghost 014)Tenebris (Ghost 014)
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American Barleywine
3.87 | pDev: 11.37%
Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Tenebris (Ghost 014)Tenebris (Ghost 014)
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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

*Updated with notes*

The beer pours a is a really dark brown color that is opaque.

The smell is very interesting. The beer has strong beer has a strong alcohol note to it. Otherwise, it has a nice dark fruit smell to it from the malts. The one I drank had been aged in port barrels for a year and spiced. The spice note that really comes out is the cinnamon which mixed well with the port notes. The wood notes also seem to come out.

The taste is pretty good and a bit different from the smell. The beer has strong port notes that mix well with the deep dark fruit notes from the malts. The nice bit of alcohol sweetness comes out rather well and mixes with the port note. Unlike the smell, the beer also seems to have a nice hoppy bitterness to it and makes an interesting contrast to the port notes.

The beer has a heavy body but feels very smooth. It has a thin body due to the ageing but adds rather than detracts from the experience. The beer has light carbonation. Very nice and very drinkable.

Overall, go for it. Pretty good and certainly unique. It has an odd taste but well worth getting.

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3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap:
Pours a nice copper, maybe slightly to the deep side (listed as SRM of 13). Soapy to foamy off-white head collects thickly at edges and returns with light agitation. The clarity is amazing, which might be slightly off for style. The nose was difficult to pick up, but I get pitted fruit (apricot, little nectarine), date, some pine and grass, and a little metallic alcohol.

Taste hits the darker fruit more (fig and raisin), but with an indistinct tartness, white raisin? apricot? apple? The hops grow from the beginning (listed 93IBU), and this fact makes it seem more American Barleywine to me. The bitterness is earthy and pine-wood.

Not sure it fits into the style exactly, but an enjoyable beer regardless if style. I think the tartness balanced the dark fruit well, allowing the hops to play into the beer. The very end of a few sips, the pine-tart combo got to me, but I didn't notice it in other sips.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, Dec 20, 2014
Tenebris (Ghost 014) from Adroit Theory Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 20 ratings