Category Archives: English Barleywine

BrewDog Abstrakt AB:20

Brewery: BrewDog
Country: Scotland
ABV: 14.2%
Style: English Barleywine
Other Notes: Tiramisu Oatmeal Milk Barley Wine

Brewer Description: (from website) Our interpretation of the classic Italian tiramisu dessert. A blend of epic English barley wine brewed with coffee, oats and milk, and a twisted complex rum cask-aged imperial stout.

My rating: 3
My rating: 3.7
My rating: 3.5

Intro: A 375ml corked and caged bottle, bottle 38,773 of 45,800, bottled on 14th March 2016, poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A cloudy dark brown colour with almost no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Coffee grounds, sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, figs, plum, licorice, brown sugar and alcohol.
Taste: Sweet, caramel, chocolate milk, dark fruit, fig, raisin and a boozy finish.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with no carbonation.
Overall: Nice aromas and interesting flavours, but I would have preferred some kind of carbonation.

Kees x De Molen Frick & Frack

Brewery: Brouwerij Kees x Brouwerij De Molen
Country: Netherlands
ABV: 11.3%
Style: English Barleywine
Other Notes: Malts – Pale Smoke and Pale Crystal. Hops – Cascade and Bramling Cross

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Smokey Barleywine.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.32
My rating: 4.2

Intro: A 330ml bottle, batch 17.28, with a best before date of December 2022. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A clear copper amber colour with a one finger beige head that had pretty good retention and left lots of nice lacing.
Aroma: Malty, smoky, bacon, fruity, cherry, grape, prunes, raisin with hints of caramel.
Taste: Sweet-ish, smoky, bacon, caramel, toffee, honey, sugar syrup, cherry and prunes.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Surprisingly good since I’m not a fan of Barleywines. But this was very smooth and the sweetness was balanced really well by the smoke.

Westbrook Anfernee Whiskey Barrel Aged

Brewery: Westbrook Brewing Co.
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: English Barleywine

Brewer Description: I could not find much information about this beer.

My rating: 4
My rating: 4.41
My rating: 4.3

Intro: A 250ml pour on tap at BeerTemple into a BeerTemple mini pint glass.
Appearance: It poured a hazy dark brown colour with a half finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left nice spotty lacing.
Aroma: Wood, oak, Tennessee whisky, sherry and dried plum.
Taste: Very similar to the aroma with Tennessee whisky, oak, sherry and dried plum along with hints of vanilla, caramel and cocoa bean.
Mouthfeel: Full to medium bodied with light carbonation.
Overall: This was a very nice sipper that is well balanced.

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