O.T. Brewing Barrel Aged Ape Index Barley Wine 355ml

C$7.95
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While the original beer they put into the barrels was quite hoppy, it has relaxed with age, exhibiting a syrupy body with notes of crusty caraway rye, sticky toffee pudding, a well-crafted Old Fashioned, and vanilla & toffee from the wood. 11% ABV
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This special version of our Ape Index Barleywine was aged in Booker's bourbon barrels across three seasons in 2019. During this time, we employed a winemaking technique to the aging process known as the "ouillé" method, or making sure the barrels were regularly topped-up with fresh beer to minimize oxidation. While the original beer we put into the barrels was quite hoppy, it has relaxed with age, exhibiting a syrupy body with notes of crusty caraway rye, sticky toffee pudding, a well-crafted Old Fashioned, and vanilla & toffee from the wood. It was totally nerve-wracking and tremendously exciting to follow this beer as it aged; we hope you enjoy drinking it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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5 stars based on 1 reviews

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19 Mar 2021
Vaughn
I absolutely love barley wine so I was super excited to find two cans of O.T. Brewing's Ape Index barley wine in my Valentine's Day gift basket. The Calgary based brewery won a gold medal at the Canadian Brewing Awards for this brew which was aged in bourbon barrels. ABV is a hefty 11%, pour is a deep copper and scent is sweet caramel/honey. Flavor is fantastic....rich, boozy and warming with notes of caramel and vanilla and possibly some molasses in there too. Finishes with just a slight alcohol burn offsetting the sweetness. This is awesome....holds its own against Thor's Hammer which is probably my favorite barley wine to date.