Big Bang
Barreled Souls Brewing Company

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Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #130
ABV:
11.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,559
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 8.15%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
11
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Barreled Souls Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Photo of SomethingClever
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Howler poured into 12 oz snifter

A: A deep amber, hazy very little head but it is a 5 day old growler

S: toffee, plums, raisins, figs

T: Nice sweetness up front with a rush of figs, dates, plums, a touch of clove, a little toffee with an ending of bitterness but it's mellow

M: Nice feel maybe a touch thin but not distractingly so

O: This drinks like an excellent old ale reminds me of fresh old stock or Old Curmudgeon with a lot more lingering bitterness this beer is fantastic it really is

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Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Quick notes:

Hot, big beer! This is a definite kick in the teeth that falls somewhere in between the English and American BW styles.

It's got a massive malty sweetness: huge notes of caramel and toffee, with some dark fruit and brown sugar. It's also got a huge bitter bite: piney and resinous from the hops, perhaps spice and earth as well. More than hop flavors, they add a ton of bitterness.

Fairly boozy, but it is well-complemented by the sweetness and bitterness.

Overall, a very, very big brew that fans of both barleywine styles may appreciate.

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Big Bang from Barreled Souls Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 11 ratings