Our barley wine is rich, robust, and well-balanced. Heaps of malt give Below Decks its malty flavor. Notes of caramel and toffee come through quite clearly, but a subtle bitterness and aroma from English hops can be detected, too. Chocolate and crystal malts create the sweetness and chestnut brown color of this hazy beer. Below Decks ages particularly well. Months or years of cellaring will allow its flavors to mellow and integrate even more. We release two variations on Below Decks: a bourbon barrel-aged version that has spent three weeks in a barrel from the A. Smith Bowman Distillery, and a cabernet barrel-aged version that spends a year in Napa Valley cabernet barrels.
Hops: UK Goldings, UK Fuggles
Malts: 2-Row, Chocolate, Crystal
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