Consistently one of my favorite Barleywine style ales each year! Let's try the 2009 -
It pours a caramel color with a thin head.
The aroma is dominated by molasses with sweetness and caramel. There is also a slight hop apparent.
As it warms, a complex mixture of molasses, oak, sweeteness and roast malt are evident in the full body. Alcohol tones arrive later and it finishes long with bitterness, biscuit and caramel.
The aftertaste hold roasty malt notes with oak sweetness and a bright citrus hop at the very end.
Something that ages well, buy enough to enjoy now and later!