Beer Type: English Barley Wine - 10.00% ABVAppearance: 22oz brown bottle with a kinda strange serial killer label thing going on. Neat. Beer poured a hazy reddish/brown. No head to speak of.Smell: Sweetness, a lot of sticky sweet aromas of dried fruits, molasses and dark sugars, and just a hint of something else? Can't quite make it out.First Drink: A little bit of grain but mostly just sticky sweet raisins and cherries. Not much in the hops department.
Mouthfeel: Very sticky with what I would call a medium body.Last Drink: A little bitterness coming though now and something like tart apples or pineapple? Maybe that's not a good thing...Drinkability: Wow this is one heck of a beer. Not for slamming that's for sure. I've had other barley wine I liked better but this one is pretty damn complex.Notes: This beer is from 2007. Been sitting on it for a bit. Not sure how that may have changed the brew?Verdict: 4 out of 5. Local beer, aged a while, now given light and air. Tastes pretty good but I'd like a current bottle to compare.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Beer Review - Arcadia Cereal Killer Barleywine.
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Arcadia Brewing Company - Cereal Killer Barleywine