Icebreaker Barley Wine follows the Barley Wine tradition by being very big in flavor, sweet, malty, and much higher in alcohol than the average beer. Icebreaker Barley Wine also follows the Diamond Knot tradition of having a pronounced and distinct hop profile.
A distinctly hopped Barley Wine sounds unusual only until you take your first sip, then you wonder why everyone doesn't make their Barley Wine like this. The Maris Otter malt comes through in this Barley Wine with a sweet, chocolately malt flavor, that has a marvelous dry finish.
Icebreaker Barley Wine features:
100% Maris Otter Malt
Chinook Hops for bittering
Columbus Hops for finish
Columbus Hops for dry hopping
London Ale Yeast.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent barleywine. It blends the mean hoppiness of a younger barleywine, with the smoothness of a mature barley. For a younger, unaged barleywine, this is an outstanding offering.
HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this before doing Industrial IPA and regular IPA. Nice malty hoppy brew. Hides the alcohol well. I will do this again and again. Oakes summed it up well so I'll just shut up...
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