I've been hit or miss, mostly miss, with barley wines...they just don't really fit my palette... I tried Avery's Hog Heaven barley wine last night...WOW! Much more hop flavor and aroma than I'm used to in a traditional BW. My friend tasted it first, and said "wow, a nice hoppy beer." I almost laughed at him, thinking "It's a barley wine, MAN, they're all malt!"
Shows what I know! I'm the first person to admit I'm wrong, and I'll be damned, this was a deliciously hoppy, yet balanced, drinkable yet potent BW!
I searched around a bit and found this info...
I'm dying to try a BW, and I might as well clone this one, as I really, REALLY loved it! Here's a question though...
I know BW's need some aging...but with the heavy dry hopping, does that aging process shorten up a bit, or is it still the typical months/year long process?
Anyone else try this brew?