Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) | Alaskan Brewing Co.

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614 Ratings
Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alaskan Brewing Co.
Alaska, United States
alaskanbeer.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Alaskan Barley Wine is a full bodied ale, deep mahogany in color and brewed with an array of complementing malts to achieve its high original gravity. Multiple hop additions in the boil and dry hopping during fermentation provide contrast to the big malt character resulting in the smooth balance that distinguishes this specialty brew. Like many fine wines, Alaskan Barley Wine may be aged in the bottle and gains deeper malt complexity and smoothness over time.

Added by John_M on 03-18-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
614
Reviews:
297
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.47%
 
 
Wants:
142
Gots:
154
For Trade:
10
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3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle is a 2008 vintage.

Pour is a slightly hazy very dark amber, opaque to only allow some light through.
Aroma shows more smooth rounded malts then anything, caramel is strongest, something along the lines of very dark chocolate covered raisons here too.
After drinking some i think this one is drinking well right now, it seems the hops have rounded out very nicely, and has became a pretty rich beer that shows off some great toffee,caramel, Brown Sugar, some alcohol is incorperated very well and shows little roughness. Good beer overall and i think it is about time to pop a bottle if you have one.

i actually took a 2nd glass and poured a 50/50 blend of bourbon & this BW into it and the sum is not as good as it's parts, the bourbon is better alone as is the beer.

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Alcohol mixed with berries.

Appearance: Dark reddish-brown body with a creamy tan head.

Flavor: Sweet roasted malts and mild hops. Fruit notes, possibly raisins or currants.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy body with clean creamy aftertaste.

Overall: Excellently balanced. Smooth and easily drinkable, especially for the ABV. Complex without the appearance of trying too hard. The alcohol content is present but does not overpower the other elements.

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Alaskan Barley Wine (Pilot Series) from Alaskan Brewing Co.
4.12 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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