Beermas 2012-2013 – Day 12 – Granville Island Brewing (Limited Release) Barley Wine
Granville Island Brewing (Limited Release) Barley Wine
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Visual – The beer bottle has wax on the top. ARGH! Its pretty but stop doing it brewers. Granted, this one was easier to open than the other breweries wax topped brew, its more trouble than its worth. The beer pours a dark brown showing signs of mild carbonation.
Aroma – Vanilla, Oak, Bourbon, Caramel.
Taste – OMG. This beer is soooooooooo GOOD! It is dangerously smooth. I’ve had stouts that were near this in terms of alcohol content that were far more rough a brew. I’m tasting the bourbon, vanilla, oak, caramel. This is a smooth sippin’ mellowing brew that deserves your undivided tastebud attention. I think this could be the best beer I have had throughout Beermas and possibly from last year and this year. Granville Island Limited Release offerings have been stellar which surprises me when the regular beers they offer are in my opinion middle of the road. But beers like the Jolly Abbott and the Imperial Chocolate Stout and now this one are such standouts, I am without question going to buy the next Granville Island Limited Release beer.
Happy Beermas to you all. For those of you that made new years resolutions, I wish you the best of luck with those going forward into the new year. Those of you staying the course, best of luck to you as well.
May the new year be full of good times and good spirits and perhaps we will see you in Beeroween. 🙂