Amber barleywine with a golden glow backlit by the kung fu movie on the plasma TV over the brewery window. Slightly off white head falls to a nice lace in the snifter. Big, hoppy citrus nose like a west coast IPA. Cool and reminds me a bit of Stone Old Guardian, but a bit more rough around the edges. Dark cherry, chocolate and caramel underneath the commanding hop. Sweet malt backbone that mellows the hop but by no means subdues it. Lingering Quad resin with more dark fruit and caramel on the tongue, and a bitter finish from the hop. Classic FFF hop interpretation of a standard style. Get it, drink it and live life. Going to find a clone of this one, and try to brew it at home.
11/4/11 Just drank the bottle of Behemoth that I brought home from 3F and love it even more. Really has moved to the top of my list for favorite barleywines along with Stone OG. Great beer and a must try if you get a chance.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-26-2011 02:53:10