I saw this one on the tap list and I just had to try it. I’ve never had the regular version, but to have a bourbon barrel aged barleywine? Oh yeah, definitely up my alley. Even though it’s August and I started sweating right before I ordered this, I just had to order it.
Style: American Barleywine
Trivia: This is a draft only brew. I’m glad I scored a glass of it.
Random: Somehow, I managed to forget to put a “random” thing down and noticed it over a month later. Not cool, not cool.
This one poured with a one finger white head that took awhile to dissipate. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a slightly cloudy dark chestnut color with no real visible carbonation. The nose was really pungent. I got rum soaked raisins and lots and lots of bourbon. It was really enjoyable. The taste was just as good. I got huge notes of bourbon and raisin with lots of booze. The body was pretty thick overall, but for a barleywine it wasn’t as thick as I’m used to. The brew finished long and boozy. I really enjoyed this brew. I would definitely have this one again, even in August. I definitely have to get my hands on the regular version and see how it stands up to this one.