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January 2019 - Best Barleywine & Best Winter Ale

January 2019 - Best Barleywine & Best Winter Ale
This month's Beer feature is Best Barleywine & Best Winter Ale

Best Barleywine & Best Winter Ale Reviews

Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Black Sheep Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout
95 points
A rich, smoky, and mysterious oatmeal stout that goes down like some kind of silken tar of molasses and malt.
Lift Bridge Beer Company Commander Barrel-Aged Barleywine
93 points
A distinctively herbal barleywine that will be a statement-making cheese pairing.
Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Double Justice Imperial IPA
91 points
An assertive IIPA that hits the nail on the head; brawny yet balanced.
Vancouver Island Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Hermannator Ice Bock
89 points
A rich and smooth Eisbock for the winter months; warms one to the bone.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak
88 points
A cellarable barley wine with a nice spectrum of malty, complex spicy flavors.
Ohio Brewing Company Jingle Bell Ale
88 points
A sweet and festive winter ale packed with holiday confection; coquito flavors in a toasty brew!
OHSO Brewery Ales From the Crypt: Two Pump Chump Barrel Aged Pumpkin Ale
87 points
A fun and festive Barrel Aged Ale that will be a sweet hit for the holidays.
Stanley Park Brewing Layer Up Winter Wheat Ale
87 points
A fruity beer for crowd-pleasing; a warming winter wheat ale.
NoDa Brewing Company Olde Voyager Port Barrel Aged Barleywine
86 points
A solid barleywine with a nice thread of peppy acidity.
Vancouver Island Brewing Misthorn Winter Amber IPA
85 points
A flamboyant and fruity IPA with wide-appeal and in-check bitterness; akin to a radler.
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak Imperial Stout
84 points
A very sweet beer that might be a nice holiday desert pairing.
Narragansett Brewing Company Holiday Spiced Ale
84 points
A funky winter ale for the table.
NoDa Brewing Company Olde Voyager Cabernet Sauvignon Aged Barleywine
80 points
A fruity barley wine that could be a nice introduction to the category.