Christmas Day beer, went for this as Steve had one lined up for Christmas Day and the good lads at Coppers were able to get one for me. Always better to drink along!
As a style this is very underused in the UK. We don’t see many barley wines around, obviously they’re not cheap to brew but also high abv, complex flavours don’t always appeal to many.
Two years ago I had a Magic Rock Strongman and it was amazing. I have campaigned ever since for its return, I’m promised it will one day!
This is a very different beast. Actually, it’s much less of a beast. It feels very drinkable, light for its abv. The flavours are all raisins, black currants and red grapes with a teasing ribbon of boozy rum through it. Nice if alittle underwhelming.