Must admit that adjuncted barleywines in general make me a bit skeptical.. But this one surprised me in a good way! Clear BW profile.. Toffee & dates dominates.. A pleasant boozyness, depth & complexity saves the sweetness from being overpowering..Earned the Better Together (Level 93) badge!
BL The combination of vanilla & rye is done to a T here.. Amplifying elements from the base.. Tobacco & leather.. Velvety smooth texture..
BL 4.60! Smooth barrel character, adding complexity + depth & with less char & edge, compared to 18’ & 19’ reserve.. Just a tiny bit better texture than overall for BCBS.. A joy to drink 🤤