Fonta Flora Brewery

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Fonta Flora Brewery
North Carolina, United States
American Strong Ale
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4.26 | pDev: 3.05%
Aug 19, 2023
May 03, 2022
A blend of an 18 month double barrel-aged barleywine and an 18 month bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.
Recent ratings and reviews.
Rated: 4.18 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Aug 19, 2023
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A thin tan head that quickly disperses to a thin chain develops over a much darker than typical cola black body with red edges.

Potent as hell but balanced in its flavor profile, this is a solid barleywine with cocoa dusted date characteristics that give off port vibes, while also leaning a bit into barrel aged stout characteristics.
Jul 11, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by EMH73 from New York

Jun 18, 2023
Rated: 4 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at FF.

Tan head, black color.

Thick, rich, more stout than bw, but the bw has some influence in the finish. Caramel and toffee. Very warming, lots of bourbon and oak. Vanilla, chocolate, fudge, roast. Has some dark dried fruits. Apple skins, plums, molasses. Light char in the finish.
May 05, 2023
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Reviewed by J-legend-K from Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Didn’t think this looked great - like a dirty barleywine.

Aroma is sweet boozy barrel with moments of roasted chocolate.

Very english barleywine forward topped with stout drizzle. Would have appreciated more barrel character, but it’s hidden by the intense sweetness. Quite complex and blended very well. The interplay between bw and stout is dynamic yet seamless.

Really enjoyed this unique blend, but found it lacking a certain umph that I look for in a strong ale. Perhaps the finished blend was too smooth, which makes for a very drinkable strong ale.
Jun 03, 2022
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

May 28, 2022
Rated: 4.49 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

May 27, 2022
Coracoid from Fonta Flora Brewery
Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 8 ratings