Saturday, January 28, 2012

Old Boardhead Barley Wine (Full Sail)

Old Boardhead = 8/10
Ratebeer 3.8 99th  percentile
Beer Advocate 87%

This glass emitted a fear inducing odour of alcohol soaked cherries, earth and wood. These scents can either be from a fresh grave or a barley wine; luckily it was the latter. Thin alcoholic malts gave more warmth than expected. The real shock came from copious amounts of caramel, brandy, minerals and earthly, resinous hops. Flavours still resonated long after the glass was empty.

Taste +4
Aftertaste +2
Alcohol Content +1 9%
Value +1
Appearance 0

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