Tuesday, September 28, 2010

This Post Will Self-Destruct in Five Seconds

We're writing tonight from our undisclosed, TOP SECRET, bunker outside the District borders.  Dick Cheney is in the next room working on another heart attack but don't worry we've hidden the guns. Our dedication to occasionally bringing you beer reviews is the reason for risking the security of this great land.  Freedom, liberty - sure they're important but rambling on about the devil's swill is more important.

Speaking of the devil tonight we're sipping DuClaw Brewing Company's Devil's Milk. This is an American Barleywine Ale that pours rusty in color giving us a nice, thick copper and eggshell head.  We would love to include a picture to give you a better sense of the brew but we're already risking too much.  The Devil's Milk, as the name might indicate, is warm and spicy but there's a sweet chewiness that lingers on the palette.  The aroma is flowery and we can sense the hops but they never really come through in the taste.  An empty glass is left with a spider web of foam, typically a good sign for any brew.

We have never really been sold on barleywines.  It's good to have one every now and again and the Devil's Milk is as good as any other.  Though we don't have a special place in our hearts for barleywines we polished off the entire bomber; you know, out of respect for the beer.  So, what we're really saying is that if the future holds more time in undisclosed bunkers we probably won't be bringing a supply of barleywines.  Of course, if that's all they have in the TOP SECRET refrigerator we will drink it.  Just doing our part for the cause.


Brad said...

My rule - never drink a barleywine less than 1 year-old. Because it's a hot mess. But a finely aged barleywine.. nothing like it. Possibly my favorite style ever.

jerome said...

Thanks for the tip. We'll be on the lookout for some barleywines to age.