Big Bang
Barreled Souls Brewing Company

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Style:
American Barleywine
Ranked #129
ABV:
11.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,584
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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SCORE
89
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Reviews by SomethingClever:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of vfgccp
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jlordi12
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mattbeerinfantry
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sdm9465
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of hockeypuck
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Eddiehop
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wjawde
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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