For some reason the first whiff reminded me of my first homebrew (the St Paul Porter from Northern Brewer), not that the flavors even remotely resemble each other.
It was deliciously creamy with nice non-overwhelming hop flavor. I’m not a huge fan of hoppy beers. This is a great balance for me.
Some of my favorite beers are English barley wines.
I can’t quite figure out what it is with this beer, and it’s been the same with the other Flat Earth beers: Close, but not quite what they’re presumably shooting for. And not quite what I’d be eager to drink again.
I know I want more body, more flavor and more finish from a barley wine. I don’t know. I feel kind of bad slagging it, ’cause it sounds like the brewers are decent folk.
I guess it left me uninspired. Thus, probably the dullest review I’ve ever written on here…
What if instead of suggesting food pairings they had recommended movies to watch while tasting a beer? I certainly don’t think anyone would recommend Hostel Part 2, which is what we watched last night while I drank my Warlock. But I definitely think over-the-top horror is the right genre. Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Descent, or even Hostel Part 1, would be good. Not just because of the name Warlock, but because you need a 9%+ alcohol drink to make it through one of these. What do you think Jeff?