Style: Barleywine (Wood-Aged)

ABV: 14.3

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 5

Cerebral Brewing Astral Predator

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What the brewers say

A blend of Barleywine and Imperial Stout aged 24-28 months in 9 year EH Taylor Bourbon, 10 year Templeton Rye Whiskey and French XO Cognac Barrels, with tasting notes of Raisinets, Dutch Cocoa Powder and Sticky Toffee Pudding.

What our panel thought

What our editors thought

Peachy oak overtones with a glowing warm bourbon note over darker chocolate malt tones in the nose. Silky texture in the sip smoothly echoes the aroma, despite the lighter color—it's big without leaning on hefty stout for body, and the peach esters provide an almost golden-hour warmth to the picture it creates.

Review printed in: The Malt Is the Message (Spring 2024) (View All Issues)



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