Hand Of Glory (2017)
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

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From:
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Style:
English Barleywine
ABV:
13%
Score:
99
Avg:
4.62 | pDev: 4.76%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
45
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 28, 2021
Added:
Mar 09, 2017
Wants:
  39
Gots:
  9
English-style Barleywine brewed with Simpsons Finest Golden Promise and hopped with EKG. Hand of Glory was fermented with a traditional English strain and transferred into 13 year old bourbon barrels to age for 6 months. It was then transferred into French Cognac casks, where it continued to age for an additional 14 months.
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Rated: 4.75 by ellswrth from Oregon

Dec 28, 2021
 
Rated: 4.77 by Ajlvt from Washington

Oct 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by vfgccp from New York

Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.68 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Jun 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Dec 29, 2019
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Rated by Furlinator from California

4.04/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Vintage 2017. Consumed on 12/24/29.
Dec 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
2018 bottle. The beer pours a chestnut brown with a thin head that recedes quickly. It smells of raisins, peaches, cherry, tobacco, bourbon, and brandy barrel. The beer is incredibly light and smooth with flavors of raisin, tobacco, peaches, apricots, cherry cola, light pepper, and brandy barrel. One of the best barleywines I have had to date.
Nov 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by Gambyt20 from Illinois

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.74 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jan 24, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Nov 27, 2018
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Reviewed by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

4.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A heavy presence of cognac on the swallow, accompanied by notes of salt, licorice, and caramel.

Hand of Glory certainly breaks the Top 5 Barleywine list and would be a star at most tastings, but I feel it will always fall one or two steps short of the Gold Medal podium in any side-by-side G.O.A.T barleywine share.

It lacks the expanse of flavors and full mouthfeel offered by greats like BCBW '13, Aaron b1, and ADWTD.
Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Radcpa from Washington

4.42/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
standard barelywine light brown coloration with slight tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a mild pleasant standard barleywine. Taste is a very smooth and traditional barleywine. a little thin.
Jul 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by hyolqoo from California

Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by M_chav from New Mexico

4.8/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Excellent, the tasting group had it blind against the likes of Aaron, Great, ADWTD cognac and double oak, Brew 2000, Anabasis ----- this was hands down the best barleywine of the night, the best I've ever had. so much toffee/caramel- barrel complexity for days!
Jun 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.61 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Jun 10, 2018
 
Rated: 4.73 by Stevem68 from Ohio

May 12, 2018
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

4.25/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottle at share. Super smooth, flat pour. Aroma is strong and sweet. Taste is hard, dark, sweet. Tobacco, leather, brown sugar. Smoothness blends it all together.
Apr 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.57 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Mar 04, 2018
Hand Of Glory (2017) from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 45 ratings