Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Now this is the kind of barley wine that I like. Brown/amber in color it pours with a large head that fall a bit too quick. The malt starts off well with caramel and crystal malt character without being sweet. The hop quickly takes over and finishes bitter with a big grassy, and light citrus. Even at 10.2% this is a drinking type barley wine as opposed to those thick heavy sipping ones.
To quote the bottle, "Speakeasy’s patriarch, Old Godfather, commands respect. Flanked by a potent arsenal of malt and a ruthless gang of hops, it’s simply a beer you can’t refuse."