Musky Muscat-wined bruised cherry luster, blackberry Concord grape esters and sweet burgundy licks receive toffee-spiced dark chocolate syruping for inspiring crystal malt sugared American-styled barleywine. Earthen cellar mildew and ashen charcoal hop singe contrast dried fruited Merlot tannins at chocolate grape-truffled finish of expressive full body.
Easygoing wintry barleywine retains soft-toned dewy chocolate spicing and almond-pasted chestnut and pecan sweetness as well as tertiary fig-cherry-plum sedation. Subtle marzipan, vanilla cream, caramel latte and chocolate mousse illusions add further luster.
On tap at Plank Pizza, exquisite barleywine takes bourbon-aged dark lager on fantastic voyage. Sweet bourbon vanilla warmth spreads across whiskey-toned burgundy and brandy wining as well as bruised cherry, rum raisin, toasted almond, molasses taffy, salted pineapple and spiced fig undertones.
‘Decadent’ port-barreled barleywine utilizes English pale malts for dewy peat sweetness crowding rum-buttered Scotch whiskey tones and subsidiary sherry, almondine and brandy wining. Caramelized sugar glazes its sweet bourbonized finish.
Highly complex barleywine aged in Ximinez and Amantillado sherry barrels (with hidden 11.3 ABV) loads tannic red wine goodness upon caramelized dried fruited sweetness. Muscat grape, dried cherry, sugared fig, stewed prune and currant illusions gather strength alongside rich chocolate malting for awesome velvety cocktail.
Sweet bourbon overtones glaze maple molasses-sapped brown chocolate spicing and caramelized dried fruiting. Gooey anise viscosity drapes bourbon vanilla midst plus red and black cherry illusions as well as raisin, prune and fig snips.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, lusciously caramelized barleywine/quadrupel blend aged for a year in bourbon barrels proves immediately profound. Lovely bourbon vanilla sweetness gains chocolate-spiced frisk at dried fruited midst. Chocolate-covered cherry, pureed raisin and sugared fig illusions synch with rummy quad intensity to elevate barleywinish toffee-candied caramel finish. Resilient!
On tap at Ambulance, easygoing English-styled barleywine brings mildly dry-spiced brown chocolate sugaring and subtle whiskey daub to herbal Kent Golding hop astringency in casual manner that lacks stylish intensity and robust flavor profile.
On tap at Beef Trust, sturdy rum-barreled English-styled barleywine brings black cherry pureed tartness and sweet bourbon vanilla spicing to rummy molasses sapping. Tertiary red-wined brandy, port and merlot sweetness adds further warmth to fruit-spiced rum finish.
Richly complex barleywine aged eleven months in bourbon barrels retains bold ethyl-burnt 12% ABV. Beautiful bourbon whiskey luster picks up heavily spiced brown chocolate and vanilla sweetness that nearly drowns out the citrus-derived Citra-Cascade hop briskness – but never to the detriment of its dewy peat whiskey expressiveness.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, highly complex Imperial Stout/ barleywine blend soaked with maple bourbon syrup then aged in brandied marsala wine barrels lets spiced wine licks receive dark cherry, plum and raisin subtleties as well as oaken vanilla tannins above its bittersweet chocolate malt base. Champagne-wined cuvee influence is minimal.
On tap at Ambulance, supersized bourbon-barreled barleywine segues syrupy caramelized bourbon vanilla warmth into molasses-sapped chocolate dalliance, leaving tingly cognac, brandy, burgundy, port and sherry tones in the deep recess. Spruce-hopped mineral graining and leathery dried fruiting of original Third Coast base hidden far beneath the surefire cherry-bruised bourbon vanilla resonance.