2019 MASSIVE! BBA
Gigantic Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
I like things big. My favorite animal is the blue whale, my favorite planet is Jupiter, and when I’m craving a beer, I go for MASSIVE Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine.
It comes from the brewers at Portland’s Gigantic, where they like BIG as much as I do.
See, MASSIVE clocks in at a tremendous 14.4% ABV. But booze alone isn’t that impressive unless it comes in a ludicrously flavorful package, and that’s where this beer really shines!
The World Beer Cup award-winning brewers at Gigantic fill their kettle with high-quality malt and let the boil roll for a whopping 8 hours! This allows all the sugars to caramelize, creating rich notes of butterscotch, and candied fig that swirl with hints of fudge.
And once this sweet-sipping elixir is done brewing, they age it in top-shelf Bourbon Barrels for two years! That long slumber mellows the massive ABV until it vanishes behind a curtain of oaky vanilla and subtle hints of barrel char.
Which means, you need to be careful with this one. It’s mighty easy to tip back the whole boozy brew without even realizing it — until you stand up and all the blood rushes to your head.
Best to call up a buddy who appreciates a truly tremendous Barrel-Aged Barleywine as much as you do, and invite them over to split this bottle of MASSIVE. Because with a beer this big, there’s plenty to go around.
2019 MASSIVE is too new for ratings, but 2018 is rated a HUGE 4.23 on Untappd
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