@smogcitybeer barrel aged OE is cockstaggeringly good. A Kuhnhenn BBBW scissoring King Henry

  

Smog City, Torrance or if you tryna front “Redondo Beach Adjacent”, Ca

Heaven hill barrel aged English barleywine, 13.5% abv

This beer has an apeshit history that I will attempt to relate in tonight’s tale of caramel nocturnal emissions. So if I recall correctly this was originally brewed by someone at Taps in Brea, I won one of the twelve (12) bottles of that back in 2012 and realized that a boner can only get so hard. I loved it. Then I think that brewer moved to Tustin and for two full years I had midwest Homies asking me to get them this draft only, not often tapped beer. It was endlessly frustrating.

If that is correct, now that same brewer has moved to Smog City in Torrance and this is their 1500 bottle brewery only release of this god tier Barleywine, finally bottled. Enough foreplay, let’s put some mileage on that malty sybian.

This pours a radiant deep garnet ruby weapon, fantastically amber and clean. The sheeting almost belies an Abv above the stately ball point pen written 13.5. This like kuhnhenn and Adam from the wood suffers from sticky chondromalacia and falls flat under its own weight. It isn’t quite dead flat but the heft of it seems to drag the nimble thin body down.

  

This batch maintains that awesome pedigree.

The nose is figs, plum, creme brûlée shell, pralines, and oaked bourbon. It is phenomenal on the waft and closes with an awesome dark fruit to round out the sweetness, my nips are fully torqued.

The taste opens sweet like Carmelized bananas fosters, toasted macaroon, dry over oaked bourbon like Old blowhard, peanut brittle and a lingering Berry like a MALBEC covert ops. It is nuanced and has depth beyond most of the best barleywines of recent memory. If this competed in the infamous blind barleywine tasting it would easily place top ten due to originality and execution.

 

When I read this was finally bottled 

The mouthfeel leaves nothing to be desired and sips like a dry sherry attenuated perfectly with zero fusel waft. I had so many prewritten smog city jokes that I can’t use because this shit is that good. California isn’t the barleywine hub of the world but this lovingly rubs shoulders with Great and Brandy old numbskull. 

It is simply a must try and with the carb problems set aside it competes amiably with the absolute best in one of my absolute favorite genres. I know these reviews dont have all the labia jokes you flock to read but it is really good and I can’t punch up compliments and praise with yukyuks like I can dropping deuces on bottles.

Get this release. Srs.

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2 thoughts on “@smogcitybeer barrel aged OE is cockstaggeringly good. A Kuhnhenn BBBW scissoring King Henry

  1. I would get it, but, alas, I have no bait for this teramarlin. My chub has been relegated to Weight Watchers…

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