Hand of Glory (2018)
Holy Mountain Brewing Company

Hand of Glory (2018)Hand of Glory (2018)
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Style:
British Barleywine
ABV:
13.5%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.61 | pDev: 6.51%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
11
From:
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  6
Gots
  2
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Hand of Glory (2018)Hand of Glory (2018)
Notes: Hand of Glory is an English style Barleywine brewed with Simpsons Finest Golden Promise and hopped with EKG. It was fermented with a traditional English yeast strain and transferred into 13 year old Kentucky bourbon barrels to age for 8 months. It was then transferred into former Kentucky bourbon barrels that had recently held American Apple Brandy, where it continued to age for an additional 8 months.
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4.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks to the moon & back to intecwrx for this 500ML gold-waxed bottle, which I am going to put down single-handedly tonight to celebrate the beginning of the 2019 over 35 baseball season. Not sure how much longer I can play with these young punks.

I win a sixty second struggle with the wax & out comes a ruddy, unclear dark red. The nose is rich, sweet caramel with an undercurrent of apple brandy & currants. Nice start.

Hand of Glory (2018) – two sips & I already want another. The caramel, native figs, rich malts, & slow, steady assault of booze in the base is complemented in otherworldly fashion by the bourbon & apple brandy, the latter of which has the upper hand. While I could blather on further, that’s it. I mean, would you rather watch Byron Buxton run or hear about it on the radio? Mouthfeel: beautiful. Drinkability? Should come in faucets. Out of faucets.

One of the best barleywines I’ve ever had. Borderline perfect.

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Hand of Glory (2018) from Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 11 ratings