John Barleycorn - Port Barrel Aged | Mad River Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad River Brewing Company
California, United States
madriverbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jules11788 on 10-24-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the John Barleycorn Barrel-Aged release party at the brewery on 10/22/11. Apparently this beer was aged for 214 days in Port barrels.

A: Pours a super dark muddy brown color; one finger-width head, light lacing. Overall an unappealing color

S: Bready malts, with some sweet caramel and toffee; has some tart wine notes that stick in the back of the nose. A very interesting smell, but I like it.

T: Starts off with a nice little tart wine flavor that quickly transitions into sweet malts, caramel, and toffee as it hits the middle of the tongue; finishes with some more tart malty sweetness and a very slight woody bitterness that lingers.

M: Medium thickness; low carbonation; very smooth and buttery, not sharp on the tongue; barely any hint of booze at all

O: A very interesting beer that is packed with flavors. You get the sweetness of the malts and grains but then it also mixes in this interesting wine-like tartness that adds a whole new level of complexity. It's not the best BA beer I've ever had but it's still a damn good one

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John Barleycorn - Port Barrel Aged from Mad River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 2 ratings