While at Ashley’s Westland, you would think it is winter in summer with these last two beer posts. We are going to sample Blue Point Brewery Old Howling Bastard. If you read earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of Blue Point Brewery. If you have not, please, read to get to know this New York Craft Brewery. Let us get into this Barley Wine.
It has a filter dark brown to amber color maybe dark bronze color. The aroma has a sweet malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty with a dry aftertaste. It is a nice sipping beer throughout the winter season.
Here is a description from their website (www.bluepointbrewing.com):
Some Long Island Winters can make just about anyone surly. Old Howling Bastard was named after a certain colorful local character years ago, but when the weather gets cold a lot of folks around here get cranky waiting on our bold barley wine to hit taps. Our special barley wine is made with English 2-row barley and Vienna malt. Its robust, malty, caramel flavor is balanced by lots and lots of hops, giving it a great depth of character. Drink only in moderation, the colorful name is not all that will grab your attention. Try an Old Howling Bastard in a snifter or wineglass – the trick is to never forget that after a few, you too, may turn into a howling bastard!
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In closing, this brew has a ton of flavor and has aged very nicely in the keg. I just feel at times when a Barley Wine is released to the public. They are at times are too young and need to be aged. I did not feel that way about this beer. I have to say it is so much better aged. This beer lives up to the classic beer style. I really enjoyed this brew and pretty much any beer from Blue Point Brewery. I highly recommend it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser