Saturday, March 12, 2011
JoBoy's BrewPub Barleywine
On my way home from the Central Pennsylvania bottle share event, I stopped in to JoBoy's BrewPub to pick up take-out food, and decided to try the Barleywine while waiting on the food. The beer pours a dark amber color with a frothy off-white head. The aroma consists of raisin, malts, caramel, and alcohol. The taste is smooth but bites on the sides of the mouth. Caramel and raisin flavors are prevalent with a light pine and lemon hop bite. The is a nice warming alcohol burn on the finish. The alcohol content is 9.0% ABV. JoBoys created quite a delicious barleywine that balances biting hops and sweet raisin and caramel flavors, a feat that is paramount for all barleywines.