Clown Shoes Josh the Boss Hog Barleywine

Clown Shoes Josh the Boss Hog Barleywine

Rated 3.100 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Clown Shoes Beer

Boston, MA, United States

Style:  American Barleywine

11% Alcohol by Volume

This is a limited edition beer

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Our friends at WhistlePig only release a new version of The Boss Hog every so often. A world-class distiller testing the limits of technique and style with a limited release over a decade in the making? Here, take all our money. When the opportunity presented itself to age a beer in barrels that held their latest release of The Boss Hog, you could say we were a little excited. We’ve always admired WhistlePig’s whiskey and our shared commitments to pushing the boundaries of our respective crafts, and it felt right to combine forces for a truly special barrel-aged release. This Barleywine aged in the same Japanese Umeshu barrels that aged The Samurai Scientist, the sixth release in WhistlePig’s Boss Hog series. With the strong umeshu and rye whiskey notes imparted to these barrels after aging each for over fifteen years combined, head brewer Dan Lipke crafted Josh the Boss Hog specifically with these barrels in mind. Full-bodied malt sweetness and the addition of plum puree in the brewing process made this rich base beer an ideal candidate for added layers of complex flavors from its time in these barrels. Cheers to WhistlePig, and to all the Boss Hogs out there.

ID: 95307 Last updated 5 months ago Added to database 5 months ago

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Overall Rank31001
Overall Percentile38.7
Style Rank415 of 473
Style Percentile12.3
Lowest Score3.4
Highest Score3.4
Average Score3.400
Weighted Score3.100
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • CYBERCAT 11559 reviews
    rated 3.4 5 months ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours slightly hazy topaz with a fair ivory head. Aroma produces dark fruit, honey-ish and rye notes. Flavor offers rye, fruity, caramel, subtle honey sweetness. Texture adds decent body and peppy fizz. Go ahead, hog one.

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