Barrel-Aged + Blended + Special Edition 2018
This beer started life as an English Old Ale, which is aged in Red Wine and Bourbon barrels and blended together to become 'Modus Operandi'.
To go "Beyond" we have put an exceptional blend of Modus Operandi into a mixture of some very special and unique barrels from our barrel library!
This year the story of Beyond Modus comes from the wood. The barrels that have aged this blend had recently held Bourbon, Islay Whisky, Red Wine and Pedro Ximenez. The combination of characters; tart berries, raisins, sour cherries, vanilla richness, smoky peat and vinous notes make a magnificently complex blend.
What we have is a bit of a detour from previous versions, softer, richer with a delicate sweetness and intoxicating acidity. It’s a red beer of huge character; demanding to be shared! This is an expression of what we do and why we do it; taking some of the best beer we produce, from our best barrels, for the autumn season.