Driftwood Brewery – 2016 Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine

Driftwood Brewery – 2016 Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine

Rating

4 out of 5
Appearance
4 out of 5
Aroma
3.8 out of 5
Taste
4 out of 5
Palate

Total

4
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Barley Wine
  • Brand: Driftwood Brewery
  • Pros:

    A tasty hop bomb of an Imperial IPA

  • Cons:

    Not really what a Barley Wine is typically thought of as

  • Conclusion:

    A hoppy and IPA(ish) take on a Barley Wine

Driftwood Brewery - 2016 Old Cellar Dwellar Barley Wine Review Driftwood Brewery – 2016 Old Cellar Dweller Barleywine Review

A staple among the annual release of 10%+ beers is the Old Cellar Dweller. A barley wine “style” ale from Driftwood Brewery this is one for today, or to age for years to come. From the wax dipped bottle this beer is a golden colour and pours with two fingers of heavily lacing head. The colour is quite light for the style. The aroma is strong a distinct hop character. Smelling of a rich imperial-style IPA there is a citrus and pine note that comes through. If you are looking for a traditional Barley Wine this is not likely it. The flavour too is of an imperial IPA. The flavour is full of citrus notes, mild pine and a touch of tropical fruit. Once again, the 2016 Old Cellar Dweller is a great tasting beer but not really what you may expect by the label of Barley Wine. With such a strong Hop Character as well, the aging process may not improve the beer as you may expect. Regardless it is a tasty brew today!

Alcohol – 11.2%
Size – 650ml
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Driftwood Brewery - 2016 Old Cellar Dwellar Barley Wine Review Driftwood Brewery - 2016 Old Cellar Dwellar Barley Wine Review

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Comments

  1. Mike
    Mike 16 January, 2017, 16:33

    This is still a tasty beer but if you are looking for a barleywine you will be very unhappy. This is a nice triple IPA.

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