On this night, I bring thee Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale for the 2012 year.
From the website (as there is no text for the label):
Our award-winning barleywine boasts a dense, fruity bouquet, an intense flavor palate and a deep reddish-brown color. Its big maltiness is superbly balanced by a wonderfully bittersweet hoppiness.
Well done. Well done, indeed, good sirs. Carrying a 9.6% ABV, this is a very excellent brew, on a similar vein of the Ruthless Rye, and Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout. Good barley, excellent scent, and a well rounded flavor, with the tart of the hops. It’s not too bitter, goes down very nicely, and has a great color. All in all, a very good brew!