This is the 2016 vintage of this excellent Barleywine, bottle aged for 12 months prior to release.
We’ve been enjoying our small stash of the 2015 vintage over the past couple of months and this is a beer that will only get better with age.
It pours amber with a white head that quickly vanishes.
The aromas is dried fruit – prunes, dates and raisins with a sweet rich taste and an undeniable boozy quality.
If you leave it to age you can expect the complexity and richness of those fruit flavours to build and reduce any harshness from the alcohol.
The complex dried fruit flavours work really well with chocolate and nuts.
Try it alongside a baked banana oozing with Nutella for a really interesting dessert.