Gigantic is an odd shaped foot print relative to PNW scene. It doesn’t dominate the hop game like Boneyard, it isn’t a big beer factory like HotD and I can’t really speak on their wild ales or confirm their existence. For many of their offerings, the incredible label art is the best part of the experience.
Ironically this beer with a relatively uninteresting label is easily the best beer that they have ever made. Unlike the apeshit Too much coffee man black saison with coffee, this beer just gets down to business with a barebones babw scrapper. I had heard titterings about this but I was wholly unprepared for this blast of toffee and caramel, that kit Kat Rock salt hitting my chest like a 20 gauge shell.
It fires on all cylinders and offers up a requisite degree of malty sweetness but tempers it with a barrel profile that reminds me of Whoppers malt balls. The body is not some under attenuated flabby saccharine slob, it is tight and focused in execution throughout and probably isn’t too tough to lock down as the hype does not lie with this one.
The ratio of quality to accessibility is sky high on this one and you would be remiss to skip this fantastic ba barleywine, if only to see the very best that them Gigantic boys are capable of.
Things couldn’t be more massive.