Ex Novo Brewing
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A Note on This Beer
If Edgar Allan Poe were alive today, I bet he’d be a craft beer drinker.
Heck, he’d definitely ditch the cordials after tasting today’s ludicrously smooth sipper. In fact, he might even feel inspired:
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, faint and thirsty,
Over many a dull and tasteless Macro beer from before,
While I drank them, nearly flattened, suddenly there came a snapping,
Of my fingers as I realized, realized I had a bottle from Tavour.
Yes! A Beautiful Black Barleywine Ex Novo had sent just for Tavour,
And the 11.6% ABV brew’s name? Nevermore.
Okay, so maybe I’m not as good a poet as Poe. But I AM awfully good at drinking beer. And I do like to stay up late at night reminiscing about stuff like that guy in the original rendition of “The Raven.”
Only when I’m kicking back in the evening, it’s with boozy, chocolate-drizzled creations like Ex Novo’s Nevermore!
Even with its mind-numbing ABV, this year’s version is especially sippable. That’s ‘cause those Oregon Beer Award-winners filled it with real cocoa beans and house-smoked figs, then aged it for a year in Jack Daniels and Heaven Hill Whiskey Barrels!
Maybe it’s the jammy, smokey goodness or the sneaky booziness, but I’m starting to feel poetic all over again while nursing a tall dark glass of this stuff.
Don’t worry, I’ll save the rest of my rhymes for another time. But you know what you shouldn’t save for another time? Getting this beer!
Because Ex Novo brews rarely make their way outside the Northwest, especially limited, annual releases like Nevermore!
Besides, your friends are bound to come tapping, tapping at your chamber door once they find out you’re sipping on this boozy Barleywine. So, you’d better grab an extra to share if you don’t want them to get all Poe-style dark and brooding on you.
Poe? More like Edgar Allan Po’-me-some-mo’ of this beer!
This year’s version is too new for ratings!