Emmetts Barrel Aged Barley Wine

Brewed by Emmetts Brewing Co.
West Dundee, Illinois USA
10% Barley Wine | 2 Ratings | Winter Seasonal |
Laid to rest last February in a Jim Beam barrel. Opening a bottle of Emmett's American style Barley Wine this winter will be like "waking a sleeping giant." This was a huge beer before it went into the barrel, now it's even bigger and better. A deep sniff of this beer will reveal several layers of dark fruit and whiskey married with a rich caramely sweet scent. A background woody aromatic also shows itself. A sip sends your taste buds into overdrive. The flavors of caramel and oak blend with a firm and warming whiskeylike essence while a pronounced dark fruitiness adds to the complexity. Your throat will warm upon swallowing due to the higher alcohol levels and a firm but pleasant bitterness will linger on the tongue urging you to take another sip. Enjoy this very limited winter warmer.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Liquid
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Head
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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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Bitter
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Sour
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Other
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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Texture
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Carbonation
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Finish
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