Ok, the effort that went into this Dutch barleywine is just nuts. At least four barrels, mostly classic American whiskeys but going beyond. The result is incredible. Solid viscosity. Deep, complex, and rich — but not remotely self-important. Just superb.Earned the The Wine of Beers (Level 11) badge!
“Warm vanilla alcohol” is the English translation excerpted from a Dutch review, and that’s indeed the where the fader is set on this rendering of a classic BA stout. A delightful experience.Earned the Super Style: Stout - Imperial / Double badge!
Light bodied, but I’ll happily look past that for the existence of a slightly insane sour and smokey BA stout. I honestly don’t know how this German brewery gets away with these shenanigans, but I’m glad they do.Earned the Das Boot (Level 5) badge!
Spices and well-modulated pepper lead, rounded a bit by the grapes, followed by a dry finish that hovers above without concluding the show. What a fabulous variation on a Harrie.Earned the Going Dutch (Level 21) badge!