Pours amazingly clear. An inch of tan, frothy foam covers. Good retention. No lacing. Beautiful in the glass!
Aroma is toffee, caramel, and dark fruits: figs and raisins. Deep malts make it a pleasant on the nose. Aging adds complexity and interest.
Taste is dark fruit and toffee forward. It finishes with a spicy, alcoholic bite.
Medium mouthfeel with nary any carbonation. Almost thin. Dries the palate but not bone dry.
This is a solid barleywine. The age doesn't hurt it and actually makes raises the bar on complexity. Thin in the mouth. A good beer. Enjoy.
Reviewed: Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 16:37:13
Tasted: Saturday, September 15, 2018
$9.99 for 22 oz. bottle
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We welcome the cold and greet these holiday-rich days with Quakerbridge Barley Wine. An incarnation of a Half Acre favorite, Marty Stouffer’s Wild America Barley Wine, this weighty beer is a choose-your-own-adventure experience. Freshly plugged, this beer is a hop guster to bring your holiday retreat to its knees, but time allows this brew to round and settle into an ever maltier bomb of balance. Whether your mug is beside a Thanksgiving gobbler or a holiday ham, let our bottled elixir join you and your family on its collision course of celebration. So, pull a cork and belly up to home – this hulk of a holiday hazer will settle any family retreat into a warming submission hold of mirth.