Barley Davidson Barley Wine – ABV 9.7%
Insane levels of hopping and a distinctly bittersweet flavour profile; if you can resist drinking it immediately, this beer will age superbly over time.
Look: The beer pours hazy golden brown with a nice white head
Aroma: This keeps up the American tradition of making barley wines which are quite different their English counterparts and this has similarly huge flavours of resinous hops and honey.
Taste: Intense pine and citrus the hops, set against a body of dried fruit and vanilla.
Verdict: The delciious dried fruit and vanilla will become more pronounced over time so leave it if you can. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to enjoy this beer at its best.
Food pairing: The intensity of the hops works really well with strong cheese. Try it with the sharp tang of a mature cheddar.