Deadfall
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

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Style:
Barleywine - English
Ranked #87
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,673
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 4.96%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
21
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Holy Mountain Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  2
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 21 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kemoarps:
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kemoarps from Washington

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
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
More User Reviews:
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BEER88 from Washington

4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 19, 2020
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Ajlvt from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 20, 2019
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7irondave from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2020
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rab53 from Washington

4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nov 20, 2016
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mdaschaf from Indiana

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jan 03, 2017
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

May 19, 2018
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yeaprolly from Washington

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 27, 2016
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 20, 2016
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Ristaccia from Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 28, 2018
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StoutSnob40 from California

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 06, 2016
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whitenads from Ohio

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 22, 2018
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
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
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Bunuelian from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 04, 2018
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cherche from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2015
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drone from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 06, 2016
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Noles9585 from Washington

4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2019
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McBAINx from Washington

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2017
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DamienI from Washington

4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 10, 2016
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

3.61/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 02, 2018
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Radcpa from Washington

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aged for a year in the bottle. Appearance is a dark brown with a slight tan head that dissipates quickly. At a is a mild malt standard barleywine. Taste is a smooth standard barleywine. A little thin.

Apr 04, 2020
Deadfall from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 21 ratings