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Roth "Foe Hammer"
Roth Brewing Company - Raleigh, North Carolina USA
Barleywine (ABV 10.5%)

[Best served in a Snifter]

Rating: 3.8/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a cloudy chestnut brown with a huge (3-4 finger) cream colored creamy head that was mostly diminishing and had fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was of a caramel malt and a doughy yeast with notes of dark fruit (plums and raisins), pears, toffee and a strong alcohol tinge.

The taste was malty sweet with a hint of toffee early on and then it became quite flavorful with a good dose of dark fruit and a strong alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a really long time proceeding the swallow, with a good strong fruity alcohol presence left lingering for quite a while.

Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body with a nice dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall a good strong Barleywine with a nice fruity presence. But as it says on the bottle “Ages Well”, I believe this one would only improve with age...

Sampled: 4/25/2012
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2 comments
  • Mark
    Mark Sounds really good, Ken.
    April 29, 2012
  • KajII
    KajII It was and I am so glad as it was quite pricy, surpassing the $20 mark...
    April 29, 2012 - 1 likes this