Bourbons and English barleywines often share complementary notes of toffee and caramel flavors, so aging our first barleywine in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels seemed a natural direction for this beer. The barrels impact a touch of vanilla and oak, and with the addition of Oaxacan chocolate our finished beer sounds more like an indulgent dessert. Like a fuller bodied Napa Cabernet, our barleywine achieves balance during its twelve months in the barrels. Once mature, this Bourbon Barrel Aged Chocolate Barleywine can be paired with butter pecan gelato or bananas foster.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Chorizo Stuffed Dates, Roasted Bone Marrow on Toasted Brioche, Sticky Toffee Pudding