Tag Archives: Barley Wine

Ignore The Machine: The International Project 2016

“Everybody’s got what everybody wants, And everybody wants what everybody’s got.” – Alien Sex Fiend, Ignore The Machine I’ve not bought the Rainbow Project beer before because I’ve been a little nervous about just how pretentious the whole idea feels, … Continue reading

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BrewDog Bourbon Baby (5.9%)

When I first had this, from Keg in BrewDog Leicester, I thought it was alright. Not exceptional by any means, but a solid malt heavy beer with a brandy heat from the barrel ageing. But bottled it’s a complete flop. … Continue reading

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BrewDog Absrakt:20 (14.2%)

A week or two ago I saw someone in BrewDog buying bottles of Abstrakt for their collection, and when I asked them about the bottles they said they were simply collecting them and had no intention of drinking any of … Continue reading

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Brouwerij Kees American Barley Wine (11.5%)

This is a bit special. Thick and creamy and slinking out of its bottle a deep copper, the smell is toffee and strawberries, round and rich and sweet. As you take a swig you find you’re eating treacle tart, it’s … Continue reading

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Old Chimneys Brewery Red Stag (7.2%)

Red Stag is Old Chimney’s Strong Ale and it’s really rather good. Pouring a deep copper the smell is treacle tart, honey and brandy. This is a malt heavy beer, a beer full of pastry cases and treacle, honeycomb, rum … Continue reading

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