Howe Sound Brewing Co. – 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine

Howe Sound Brewing Co. – 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine

Rating

4.2 out of 5
Appearance
4.3 out of 5
Aroma
4.5 out of 5
Flavour
4.2 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4.3
4.3 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: Barley Wine
  • Brand: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nice burnt character to balance a smooth and flavourful Barley Wine

  • Cons:

    Burnt character is quite intense

  • Conclusion:

    A well crafted barley wine with more toasted, lightly burnt character than similar beers

Howe Sound Brewing 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine Review Howe Sound Brewing Co. – 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine Review

A staple among the annually released Barley Wines is Howe Sound’s Wooly Bugger. This beer is released each winter and comes in at 11% alcohol and 75 IBUs. Pouring from the bomber bottle it is rich and dark brown in colour topped with two fingers of head. The aroma is a touch boozy with notes of dried fruit, caramel, toffee and a touch of bitterness. Tasting the beer it is big bodied with a creamy, alcohol-rich character. The notes of lightly burnt caramel take charge on the palate with toffee notes and a slight, dried cherry character. It is no denying that this is an intense beer and the burnt bitter character gives balance to a sweetness that is bigger than some. As always the Wooly Bugger is a must hit on the Barley Wine circuit. Pick up a couple bottles while you can, one for this year and one to cellar for a rainy day.

Alcohol – 11%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 75
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Howe Sound Brewing 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine Review Howe Sound Brewing 2016 Wooly Bugger Barley Wine Review

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