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

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Modern Times Beer
California, United States
Old Ale
4.27 | pDev: 4.22%
Sep 06, 2020
Dec 13, 2015
Notes: None
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Rated by fountainofyouth from District of Columbia

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Interesting experiment. I get mostly old ale out of it at first, but it warms to become more imperial stout.
Sep 06, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by Hop_God from California

Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by teromous from Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From the bottom of the can: "09/20/2018 #000224"
From the can: "ALC 12.9% BY VOL"

Appearance: The beer is black with a fully formed brown head with some dark khaki lacing on the glass. It fades out to a short but persistent cap of dark khaki. Good lacing.

Aroma: There was an aroma of toasted oats as the beer was poured. It smells like oatmeal cookies. I get raisins, oatmeal, brown sugar, a touch of cinnamon, some burnt caramel, treacle, dates, plums, figs...the aroma is just oozing with character.

Taste: I get some tobacco and chocolate liqueur with a strong flavor of coffee and an even stronger toffee aftertaste. The aftertaste is like a Werther's Original.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth and full bodied. While it is easy to drink there is a strong sweetness to the beer that hampers its drinkability versus other more bitter Old Ales.

Overall: I can see why this was dubbed an English Old Ale, but at the same time I could see this being labeled as an Imperial Stout. It is sweet and alcoholic and full of flavors. I would recommend it to those with a bit of a buttery sweet tooth. I could drink it from time to time but it isn't something I could drink regularly.
Jul 27, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by eldoctorador from Chile

Jul 11, 2019
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Nov 28, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Oct 22, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by hockeypuck from Maine

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Keeling from California

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

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
Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

May 20, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by jakecattleco from California

Mar 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Ardeer from New York

Feb 17, 2018
Rated: 4.14 by Zonian1 from Ohio

Feb 10, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Jan 27, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by mig100 from Texas

Jan 17, 2018
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by taospowder from New Mexico

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by chefbigjon from Arizona

Nov 28, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

Nov 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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.
Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

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.
Nov 18, 2017
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Reviewed by Smakawhat from Maryland

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.
Oct 16, 2017
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 24, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by Zaphog from Michigan

Sep 17, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by dcmchew from Romania

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 4.29 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Aug 19, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 26, 2017
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Reviewed by bshefftz from California

5/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This is a review of Devil's Teeth aged in Quadrupel Flowers barrels (aka four roses), a K&L exclusive, and it's a phenomenal beer. As a big fan of barrel aged old ales and stouts, this bring the best of both together and avoids the downfall of some BA beers where it tastes almost like it was spiked with a shot of whiskey. This is damn near a perfect beer (& better be for its price!). Plus, good on Modern Times for giving back to their workers. If I'm going to burn money on delicious and overprice beer I'll float more $$ towards their way.
Jul 15, 2017
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured a black body w/ good head and lace and then had a chocolaty, coffee, roasted aroma. Smooth, thick, chewy, hints of vanilla sweetness and booze and woodiness along with coffee, chocolate and dark fruits like raisins (minimal on the fruits). Slow sipper but easy to drink and very enjoyable.
Jul 03, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Jun 27, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by scottiethebody from California

May 21, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

May 15, 2017
Rated: 4.56 by chossboss from Oregon

Apr 09, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Beerbom from California

Mar 25, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by teraflx from Arizona

Mar 19, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by bb-magic from Florida

Mar 13, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon

Mar 11, 2017
Devil's Teeth - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Modern Times Beer
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 66 ratings