Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Alaskan Big Nugget Barley Wine Ale 2006

Alaskan Big Nugget Barley Wine Ale 2006

Brand
Alaskan
Expression
Big Nugget Barley Wine Ale 2006
Category
Dark Ale
Style
Barley Wine
Abv
10.40%
Produced at
Alaskan Brewing
Country
USA
Website
www.alaskanbeer.com

By Jeff Evans

72
Nose
Toffee, caramel and hints of chocolate all feature in a rich, creamy, malty aroma. A little orange zest plus raisins and sultanas add fruit. Sherry notes and hop resins.
Palate
The expected creamy sweet flavours and fruit are rather lost beneath a strange, dominant woodiness. Powerful alcohol vapours also spoil the show.
Finish
Dry, warming and bittersweet, with nutty, creamy and woody flavours persisting.
Comment
A complex but not particularly satisfying barley wine. Not a patch on the same brewery's outstanding Alaskan Smoked Porter.