Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Modern Times Beer

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Brewed by:
Modern Times Beer
California, United States
moderntimesbeer.com

Style: English Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,110
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
62
pDev:
4.45%
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 62 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Have had this a couple of times now, most recently a few weeks ago at the Bistro's barrel aged festival. Pours a dark brown and black color and thickness similar to Monsters Park. Same brown head, 1/3". Impressive appearance overall. I guess this has a bunch of adjunct shit in it per the commercial tug job, macadamia nuts, cocoa, coconut. I dunno, I pulled mostly bourbon out of it. Already I'm trying to discern the difference between this and Monsters Park. Same brewery, big ass imperial stouts barrel aged, similar adjuncts. I dunno, I guess if breweries can make 50 slightly different haze bro beers, they can make a couple of slightly different barrel aged stouts. Shoulder shrug. While this place calls it an old ale, their write up for the barrel fest says its an imperial stout. Looked like a stout to me, or at best, a stout blended with an old ale.

Taste was good and amplified, usual notes of roasted malt and chocolate tingling all the way down. Bourbon was strong, probably a 7 on the 10 pt scale. Mouthfeel was good, nuttiness, appropriate carbonation and covering of significant alcohol. Mild dark fruit notes that aren't bitter. The beer is a winner, but like a lot of their stuff, more desireable in a festival setting than an entire 22 or 25 oz bottle at over $1 an ounce.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeypuck
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keeling
3.93/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours fudge brown (translucent around the edges) with a two-finger tan head; good retention and webby lacing

Smell: Bourbon and caramel tones pronounced, with vanilla, oak and chocolate tones

Taste: Bourbon and caramel tones forward, with vanilla emerging; chocolate and oak merge, in the middle, as the boozy tones build into the finish; the aftertaste has a lot of chocolate stout character

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation; considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: The Devil's Teeth series is an interesting departure from the typical BBA stout; really like the Old Ale tones that are dominant here

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakecattleco
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.14/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bubbawilly88
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Post-dinner Thanksgiving beer shared with Matt Murray.

Near black body with a thin, khaki hued head. Aromas of barley and bourbon. I get more of the old ale character in both the nose and flavor, with the imperial stout contribution taking a back seat. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Fun.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: big barrel and creamy milk chocolate. The barrel is popping, which makes me happy. I hope it is smooth since the aroma is not deep and rich.
T: exactly like the nose. Big barrel, a bit harsh bourbon, but creamy chocolate smooths in the fisnish mellows it all out.
F: medium thickness, smooth, coats my mouth well too.

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass. Bottled Sept 12th 2016.

Creamy topped faint tan to khaki colored head of two fingers, and a small settling. Creamy thick bowled collar and a faint thin puck. Quite an opaque body appearance, with dark mahogany brown for the color. Fairly aggressive, and with a real nice presence.

Real nice nose. Fruity sensing caramel quality with a very thick woody quality. Vanilla barrel notes, mixing with some milky and fruited chocolate as well. Pretty fascinating if a bit different than expected.

Excellent palate. Rich and thick with a real interesting mix of flavors. Berry and roast quality that comes almost with a very fruity flavorful coffee. Silky but a hint of milky palate that brings out a condensed milk flavor but without the huge sweetness. More cream continues. Custard pie like flavors and texture seem to kick in out of nowhere. Chocolate but not quite, sort of milky but more of malted whopper candy flavor. Soft cedar and woody tones it seems too, like a woody sweetness.

Real neat marriage of styles that taste fantastic.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zaphog
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcmchew
4.31/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuvtcuv
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 62 ratings