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Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) | Real Ale Brewing Company

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69 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Real Ale Brewing Company
Texas, United States
realalebrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by champ103 on 03-25-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
69
pDev:
8.68%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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7
Gots:
2
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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap @ Meddlesome Moth in Dallas.

A - Cloudy opaque dark amber colour with a ring of cream coloured head.

S - Lots of oak with a nice toast character. Toffee, caramel and a candy-like sweetness.

T - Sweet toffee and caramel. Toasted oak with some astringency. Candy sugar, nuttyness. A warming ABV throughout.

M - Medium to full body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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An 8 oz. snifter at Hay Merchant on 7/25/2013.

Deep brown with a small head. Dried fruit and vanilla aroma. Similar in flavor to the Highlander but with considerably less sugar. Tastes more as if it has been aged in bourbon barrels than French oak. Mild sweetness with noticeable vanilla characteristics. Surprisingly dry for 11.5 ABV. Medium-light bodied. Exceptionally smooth for a relatively young barleywine.

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Kraken (French Oak Aged Sisyphus) from Real Ale Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 69 ratings
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