Big Moody Barleywine is a malt forward beer with a complexity that belies its simplicity. The aroma is slightly fruity, with lightly perfumey alcohol notes. Big Moody has a flavor profile that is caramel-like, with brown sugar notes, with hints of dark fruit in the finish. The alcohol is present but not hot. The finish is dry while the carbonation is appropriate for the style.
As with our Valley Surprise Double IPA, this beer is named after a notorious curve along California Highway 17. Named after Big Moody Creek below it, this curve is slightly greater than 180 degrees, and is bracketed by additional 90 degree turns. The median barrier of Big Moody Curve is normally chipped up and black with tire rubber.
11.2% ABV, 45 IBUs