That Which Hides Behind Our Dread
Burial Beer Co.

That Which Hides Behind Our DreadThat Which Hides Behind Our Dread
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Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
English Barleywine
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4.24 | pDev: 3.07%
Apr 19, 2023
Oct 16, 2022
Blend of Cognac Barrel-Aged Barleywine, Calvados Barrel-Aged Barleywine and Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine.

And we stared into the savagery of flummoxing confusion. That which is not applicable or even minutely relevant. Yet one which empowers a long journey towards true self. A hand-picked blend of some of our most luxurious barreled ales, all wrapped into one package by our barrel team. Embark upon a sticky sea of bourbon-soaked dark fruits, apples, and oak with its consequent toasted marshmallow.
Recent ratings and reviews.
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Picked up a 500 ml bottle from the Burial South Slope location 10-28-22 for $20.00. Packaged in October 2022; consumed 4-19-23.

Beer poured dark brown with a very nice light tan head with the first pour.

Nose is nice, this is very dark fruit forward.

Taste is very nice. The large malt base give notes of figs and brown sugar. Getting some hints of pear and apple from the Calvados and the bourbon barrel lends some vanilla sweetness. While the bourbon is not overly perceptible, it does act to balance most of the sweetness very appropriate for the style.

Mouthfeel is very nice, medium to large bodied and very smooth.

Overall this is a wonderful sipping complex brew that was a fun journey to embark on!
Apr 19, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Mar 10, 2023
Rated: 4.21 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Mar 05, 2023
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Dominion Wine & Beer.

Low to no head. Black and opaque. Heavy bodied and slick. Definitely an English Barleywine, with low hoppiness, a decent balance with the cognac alcohol and sweetness. This BW is Cognac heavy, a sipper but not too sweet or hot.
Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Feb 26, 2023
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear cola color with a thin head that fades to a collar; speckles of lacing

Smell: Toffee and apple enveloped by the three barrels, each of which is distinctive though the Calvados edges the other two

Taste: Toffee and apple forward with the Calvados barrel supplementing the apple flavor; Cognac and Bourbon tones emerge, in the middle, with an apple cider aspect bringing up the rear

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: It is hard to bring three barrels together and this works reasonably well, though you have to really like apple cider to enjoy the finish
Dec 11, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2022
That Which Hides Behind Our Dread from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 8 ratings