Friday, May 16, 2014

Maybe it's my generally shitty mood, or maybe it's just that this genuinely is not my prefered style. But I did not enjoy Clown Shoes Billionaire, an English style barley wine aged in Cognac barrels. It isn't a bad beer, it's just far too sweet for my taste. Billionaire pours dark brown with no real head within half a minute, and no lace. The aroma is super rich; molasses and candied nuts, pure sweetness. The flavor is even sweeter. All caramel and syrup and a little bit of coffee. No hop character, no alcohol (which is surprising at 12% ABV). I won’t have this again.