Style: Barleywine (English)

ABV: 10.1 IBU: 23.0

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 20
Mouthfeel: 5

Good Word Brewing & Public House Moments Before Impending Doom

Find this brewery:

What the brewers say

“A 2.5-year-old barleywine aged in rum barrels.”

What our panel thought

“An intoxicating dance of rich malt, booze sweetness, and richness in the aroma. Like a very complex cocktail, with some toffee and cigar in the background and a very pleasant semisweet finish. Sweet, woody, and bourbon in the nose, like a Manhattan. Murky dark amber or light brown in appearance. Very well integrated barrel flavor—the wood and spirits are a major component but don’t overpower the base barleywine, which is a pleasant, if sweet, caramel-forward classic English style in the vein of Hardy’s.”

What our editors thought

“Caramel with marshmallow and a spirits-filled Christmas-store nose evoke particular memories while striking a unique pose. Rum-soaked panettone, aging barrel cellar, light buttered toast, and a pervasive woodiness that doesn’t overwhelm. The flavor evokes warmth with more buttery rum cake and a sharper boozy spirit edge that cuts the sweetness. Bold and unique.”



The best new craft beers available in a beer store near you. Sponsored content.