Holy Mountain Brewing Company

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English Barleywine
Ranked #83
Ranked #8,716
4.24 | pDev: 5.19%
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Washington, United States
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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kemoarps from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky dark brown. Kind of raisin coloured with a tan head that remains in a tight fuzz. Decent lacing.

Nose is rich and sweet with honeyed raisins and chocolate and a light bourbon. Some light hopping is apparent, but takes a back seat to the rich sweet malts. A bit of fig around the corners and maybe some tobacco. I love barleywines. I love old ales. This is kind of in between.

Rich sweet deep malts and then a big burst of juicy citrusy hops. Chocolate is more prevalent here, along with more of that armchair tobacco and leather and toffee/caramel and raisin and all that. But the chocolate and the rich citrus hops step forward as compared to the nose. This is really tasty, but still pretty sharp. It's delicious now, I can't wait to see how the bottle I stuck in a dark place ages in the coming years because I think this could turn out to be one of my absolute favourites. Setting the bar high, I know.
Smoothe and rich. Less boozy than rich and hoppy. Strong bitter finish.

Jan 13, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This one pours a very dark brown color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like bourbon soaked orange peel, deep and burly caramel, orange marmalade, creme brulee, oak, and chocolate.

This is really unique and really tasty, with an intriguing fruitiness and citrus character that I wouldn't expect. There's candied orange and orange marmalade, and a flavor that's super reminiscent of an orange peel that's absolutely soaked up all of the bottom of a bourbon cocktail. There's also just waves of malty richness- caramel, toffee, and chocolate. It reminds you that this is a strong ale, or a barleywine, or a stock ale- which is what it is actually called.

This is thick and chewy, with a decent level of drinkability. Despite this, it's something you sip slowly, as it becomes slightly boozier.

This is one of the more unique barleywines that I've ever had. There's a great set of flavors here.

Dec 16, 2018
Deadfall from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 20 ratings