In celebration of 15 years of continually exploring new and old styles, we've created a unique ale blended and fermented with 30 gallons of carignane grape juice aged in an oak barrel! It's made with 2 row malted barley, wheat malt, 135-165 malt, crystal malt, chocolate malt, carignane grape juice, Phoenix & Challenger hops, water and 30 quarts of ale yeast.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola colored and opaque with small head. It smells like a cabernet -- grapes galore, with a hint of port. The taste is of carbonated red wine, blended with a touch of port.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Putting the "wine" in "barleywine". This one’s brewed with grapes, really get the flavor. Nose is sweetly malty, smells like a cabernet sauvignon. Tastes quite a bit like a cab also. Very fruity and unique stuff, admirable from a purely creative standpoint. Not bad to drink either.
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