Eight Degrees Original Gravity Irish Oak-Aged Barleywine 440ml

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This barleywine was aged in especially rare Irish whiskey barrels that have been made from native Irish oak. It’s a complex, rich and intensely malt-forward drink, with sweet vanilla, caramel wood ...

This barleywine was aged in especially rare Irish whiskey barrels that have been made from native Irish oak. It’s a complex, rich and intensely malt-forward drink, with sweet vanilla, caramel wood and whiskey flavours. A very special beer for sipping by the fire.

Colour/appearance: a beautiful bright ruby red with caramel coloured head. Good lacing on the glass.
Aroma: this is pure Christmas on the nose, with marzipan and vanilla to the forefront backed up by raisins and dried fruit. All the aromas of Christmas pudding, and then some. Keep swirling that glass and smelling – this beer bears repeated sniffing.
Flavour: lots of warm woody vanilla and oak tannins, alongside deep caramel malt, dried cherries, raisins and dates. There’s a touch of candied fruit: both sweet candied pineapple and bitter candied orange peel. All the flavours that you might find in a toasted almond paste-covered Christmas cake. A smooth lingering toffee flavour.
Aftertaste: a nicely dry oxidised finish with a hint of assertive bitterness towards the back end that makes you want another sip. Savour slowly.

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    ABV: 12.2%

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    the story of the producer

    Eight Degrees Brewery

    Following their hearts to Ireland, New Zealander Scott Baigent, and Australian Cameron Wallace, founded Eight Degrees Brewing in 2010 - an award-winning independent Irish craft brewery, passionate about producing exciting and adventurous beers using only natural ingredients. The name comes from the fact that Ireland is located at eight degrees west longitude, and it also happens to be the perfect serving temperature for their beer. Eight Degrees beers have unique characters, which even translates to the description on the bottles; Sunburnt Irish Red: “Like an Irishman on holidays in the Canaries, this beer has a red tint with a chilled out mellow feel,” Other beers include Howling Gale Ale, Knockmealdown Porter and Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner. The seasonal A Winter’s Ale was developed using a custom-made spice blend from one of Ardkeen's other food heroes Green Saffron, also located in Cork. Artisan supporting artisan…that’s what we like to see.
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