Hellbender, a leviathan of a beer using over a tonne of malt as the base, then combined with aggressive American hops. This redolent ale is tawny in colour with a peripheral caramel character. Drinking superbly well at this very moment, Hellbender will also reward those among us with the patience to tuck a few bottles away in a dark corner and watch this brew evolve gracefully with age.
A Barley Wine is a strong, top-fermenting ale, with an alcohol contents of at least 9% and up to 13% (or more) by volume. Hops may be hardly noticeable at all or very noticeable. Sip them out of the special glass, that will concentrate the aroma. They are excellent with cigars or with dessert.