Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine – Twin Sails Brewing

From Twin Sails Brewing in Port Moody comes their “Double Barrel Death Blow Barley Wine” a beer aged in both Bourbon and Port Barrels.  The beer pours a deep reddish brown colour with a tan head.  The aroma consists of oak barrel, port, bourbon, vanilla, sweetness, dark fruits and cherries.  The flavour is of dark fruits, cherries, port, bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla, sweetness, chocolate, mild roast, some bitterness, hint of resin and some alcohol.  The alcohol content comes in at 11.8%.  Have to say Barley Wine is life and this stuff is so good!

Commercial Description:  Starting with the same base beer, we barrel aged this version in Woodford Reserve Bourbon barrels for 9 months before moving them into Port barrels for an additional 3 months. The result is a beer with notes of caramel, toffee, vanilla, dried fruit with a subtle Bourbon character and notes of currants and dried cherries from the Port Barrel aging. At 11.8%, enjoy this beer now, or age to enjoy during holiday seasons to come.


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