Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Helldorado 2017
Brewery: Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Style: Barley Wine
Format: 355ml Bottle
Part of the adventure of aging beer in retired spirits barrels is the synergistic interaction of different malt flavours with the oak and spirit flavours from the barrel. Darker beers like stouts and darker barley wines have typically been the favoured candidates for barrel-aging, due to their deeper caramel and roasted flavours. Helldorado breaks that mould with a deep golden colour from being brewed solely with English and American pale malts. The bready, honeyed flavours of pale malts pull out rich wildflower honey, vanilla and coconut notes from the oak, creating an overall flavour evocative of bourbon-glazed graham crackers that stands as singularly unique in our Vintage line-up. Helldorado may be lighter in colour but it is a full-bodied and densely concentrated sipper at 12.8% ABV.