Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Speakeasy Old Godfather

My girl bought me a four-pack of Speakeasy Old Godfather, a barleywine, from Al's of Hampden. The beer pours a dark amber/copper color with a thin filmy off-white colored head. The aroma consists of of caramel, toffee, fig, and donut glaze. The taste is sweet and powerful with a good helping of caramel and toffee. The beer then bites with a huge alcohol kick that warms the back of the throat. There is a slight hop accent that bites with pepper and the finish on the beer is somewhat dry and syrupy. The alcohol content is 10.2% ABV. What a powerful and flamboyant beer. It announces its presence with alcohol bite, but if you love caramel and toffee, you will love this beer.

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