Monday, June 20, 2011

Moylan's Old Blarney on cask with American Oak and Vanilla Bean

I stopped in to Al’s of Hampden for a few beverages and I ordered Moylan’s Old Blarney on cask with American oak and Vanilla Bean. The beer pours a red-amber color with a filmy white head. The aroma has lots of caramel, raisin, oak, malts, and vanilla. The taste is smooth and creamy on the tongue with lots of alcohol and malts. There is a sharp dry bite from the alcohol before caramel, raisin, and vanilla arrive and give the beer its sweetness. There is a dry oak finish with some pine hop flavor. The alcohol content is 10% ABV. This was an excellent dry and sweet beer that packs a flavor punch, an excellent example of what a casked barleywine should be.

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