I've got some Wine open this afternoon. No, not the red variety, the brewed variety. A Barley Wine from the Evil Twin Brewing company. This one is called Freudian Slip, a perfect accompaniment to the show this week centered on Words.
This one is a dark amber with some great odors wafting off the one finger head. Molasses, Caramel and some sweet butterscotch is lingering above the foam. Sipping the beer reveals a complexity that puts a smile on my face. Cashews, Chocolate and something I can't put my finger on - maybe some plum? Deep and rich this one is, with a very subdued hop bite. The only drawback I can see is the heat of the 10.3% alcohol. If you can get past that, you will find a very nicely constructed Barley Wine. This one is for sipping and letting it get up to room temperature - to let the aromas escape. Allright - I've had a few sips - now back to my Bank Shot. Hey - I got the Wow's lit for extra balls!
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