Bill’s post on the Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine prompted me to grab this out of the refrigerator. While I am sure it won’t stand up to the Goose Island…this is a very good take on Barleywine style. When breweries put tasting notes on the bottle, sometimes I think they are reaching a bit, but this label provides a succinct description of what to expect “….an aroma of sherry, hops and fruit and a soft warming, complex palate” With all of this and a 10.1 % ABV it is still very drinkable. Now the bad news, Brooklyn is no longer producing this beer. Perhaps I should have aged this bottle longer. You may still be able to find these around, if you do, its worth grabbing. Remember quality needs no moderation and have a great weekend!
Matt is the Co-Founder and Resident Beermeister of ModernThirst.com. He was born and raised on the west side of Cincinnati. From his humble beginnings as a Burger Light and Hudy Delight drinker, he has developed a palate for some of the America’s best beer, bourbon and wine. He has enjoyed visits to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, and countless breweries. In 2013 he became more serious about homebrewing, and has hopes to continue to expand his brewing hobby. Matt resides in Cincinnati with his wife and two daughters. Twitter @GaterMatt, email Matt@ModernThirst.com.