The English Mastiff is a big dog, who is in no hurry. It is hard to come by to see him just running around. Barleywine with aristocratic roots also needs time, time for both the maturity and the enjoyment. A decent Barleywine is completed in many years, if not in decades. To enjoy this wine, it is enough if you can find one free night, a glass of port wine and a nice fireplace with fire.
Big fat Mastiff is an English Barleywine, which actual nature is born over the years. This beer, brewed in 2014, is matured for one year only and, therefore, the master brewer believes that the best days lie ahead. At the age of one, just a tiny part of the whole brew will reach the stores; the majority will remain in a safe place to wait for a better time.
Estonians are rye nation. This grain was sacred to us already when the rest of the world considered rye to be a weed. We did live together with the grain after all. The threshing barn was the most important building in the farm – the sheaves were dried on the poles, threshing was done on the floor and in the chambers our ancestors grew up. The crown jewel of the threshing barn was the large barn oven. It warmed the chambers, cooking pots were simmering on its flames and deep in the belly of the oven the good black rye bread was baked.
Large Barn Oven is a rye stout which glows with the warmth of the barn oven and dignity of old times. Maybe you can fit around the Large Barn Oven to chat even nowadays, who knows.
This is special brew of Large Barn Owen that has been aged in burbon barrels.