Bruery: Mash & Vanilla 13.3% [750ml]
They say "This is our classic bourbon barrel-aged barleywine, kicked up a notch. We took Mash, already oaky, sticky and sweet, and amplified its barrel character with the addition of fresh vanilla beans. This vanilla prominence is complemented by the woody bourbon flavours and coconut notes that are imparted to the beer as part of its extensive maturation in oak bourbon barrels. Mash & Vanilla is best enjoyed fresh to experience the vanilla flavours at peak strength."
We say "This is a very sweet barleywine ideal for those with a sweet tooth, full of vanilla, complex oak tones, toffee, raisins and bourbon. Sticky and sweet like eating too many golden toffees from the Quality Street tin on Christmas day, a great beer to share."