Circle Of Wolves - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | The Veil Brewing Co.

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4.36/5
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22 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
theveilbrewing.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Circle of Wolves is our beloved English barleywine that we created with intentions of spending extended periods of time in barrels. Clocking in at 12.8%, this batch spent 20 months in a mix of Heaven Hill and Four Roses Bourbon barrels. It then spent another 1.5 months in the bottle. Full bodied with beautiful notes of raisins, dark fruits, honey, Bourbon, and maple syrup. We genuinely believe that bourbon barrel aged Circle of Wolves is one of the most elegant beers we’ve released and we are beyond pleased to share this one with you. The second vintage of this beer will not be released for over 12-18 months, so grab this one while you can.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,655
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
22
pDev:
4.13%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of Furlinator
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigred89
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Snally

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Photo of M_chav
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More stout than barleywine. Flavor profile lacks complexity.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattreitz49
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle at last nights BW share. Ruddy brown pour, small cap of tan head. Aroma and taste both offer sweet, caramelly malts, molasses, vanilla and some nice woody bourbon notes, all presented with a nice boozy burn. Sweet and slick and warm.

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Photo of PhilHarmstead
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SadMachine
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: pours dark brown with a fbger of head.
S: big wet bourbon barrels, a bozzy nose but I like it. Almost smells like a pour of straight smooth bourbon
T: huge bourbon like the nose. This lacks big caramel covered raisins flavors to balance out the barrel.
F: medium thickness, smooth, but a bit harsh and lackes the sweetness needed to balance the boozy barrel.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERdedCharmer
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidHume
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Circle Of Wolves - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 22 ratings