2020 Scotch BA Massive!
Gigantic Brewing Company
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Clear some space in the cellar and reinforce the shelves in your beer fridge, because today’s bundle of Barrel-aged Barleywines from Gigantic Brewing is bigger than Santa’s bag of goodies.
We’ve got 7 different variants of oak-aged Massive!
This Portland, Oregon booze-bomb is undoubtedly among the finest in the country — you’ll find Bourbon Barrel-aged Massive among the Top 50 American Barleywines on Earth on both Untappd AND BeerAdvocate.
And, I know you Barleywine-is-lifers out there love them, too. The 2017, 2018, and 2019 releases all scored 4+ on Tavour!
For 2020, we’ve managed to snag a whole collection of Massive releases, aged in specialty barrels! This holiday season, you can give yourself the gift of a brag-worthy Barleywine cellar with the single touch of a button. Or, if you’re feeling really generous, you can surprise the Barleywine fan in your life with the best present they’ll receive all year.
Check out this lineup:
2020 MASSIVE (Bourbon Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
This is the OG variant, and fans still clamor for every release. Like every variant of Massive, the brewers used a long, hot boil to caramelize the sugars, creating rich waves of candied date and toffee flavors.
Bourbon barrel-aging adds notes of woody vanilla and whiskey caramel, while also smoothing out the body. No wonder this beast is highly ranked just about everywhere!
2020 Massive (Reposado Tequila Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
The same decadent flavors of the thick-bodied base beer, but this time, kissed by the sweet Agave flavors of Reposado Tequila barrels! The slight herbaceousness of the booze adds a subtle spicy note to the brew, upping the already impressive complexity.
2020 Massive (Rum Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
The sweet, syrupy flavor of rum really dials up the caramel-molasses profile of the base beer, and hints of clove and a bit of coconut flavor make for a dazzling finish. It’s tropical, but also warming and wintery — a great bottle to open by a crackling fire.
2020 Massive (Anejo Tequila Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
For this version, the brewers let Massive slumber in Anejo Tequila barrels. Notes of almond brittle and plenty of oak. Taste this one side by side with the Reposado, and you might be surprised by how much more sweet caramel flavor it delivers!
2020 Massive (Pinot Noir Wine Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
In this variant, light, vinous notes from the barrels elevate the overall fruitiness of the beer, bringing all those date and fig flavors to the forefront. If you let it linger on your tongue, flavors of plum, grape, and even blueberry unfold across the palate.
2020 Massive (Port Wine Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
We rarely see any beer aged in Port barrels. But, after tasting this, we really wish they were more common! Nuances of raspberries and blackberries pull the fruity flavors of the base beer forward, while subtle hints of cinnamon and allspice add bakery-like depth.
2020 Massive (Scotch Barrel Aged) - 14% ABV
A whisper of smoke and a dash of pipe tobacco flavor from the Scotch barrels make this variant even more belly-warming than the rest! It might also be the oakiest one, with woody vanilla flavors that linger long after the final sip.
Whether you enjoy these unique Barrel-Aged Barleywines all to yourself, or delight 7 of your best pals with a bottle each, this collection of boozy brews is bound to make the season a little more merry. Or, you could stash them in the cellar so you’ll have something extra special to slip under the tree next year!
We’ve done our best to procure as many bottles as Gigantic was willing to part with, but we apologize in advance for not being able to accommodate everyone. Check back for upcoming holiday treats!
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