Today, Friday February 17th, Gigantic Brewing in Portland is releasing MASSIVE! Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine. MASSIVE 2016 has aged almost 2 years in Kentucky Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels.
MASSIVE barleywine is made from straight, light, honey-like British Golden Promise malt but then boiled for eight hours to intensify and carmelize the wort. The result is a deep ruby in color, richly malty beer that then picks up notes of maple, burnt toffee, plum, boysenberry, vanilla, and spicy wood after the time spent in barrels.