Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Pain of Wisdom Whisky Barrel Aged Barleywine by Søle Artisan Ales

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Beer: Pain of Wisdom

Brewery: Søle Artisan Ales

Style: American Barleywine

Age: 2016

ABV: 11.00%

At the beginning of the month, we reviewed Mirkwood, an India Pale Ale fermented on cedar by Søle Artisan Ales, who are currently brewing at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston but moving to Easton soon.

Today, as the days get colder, we’re warming up with their other new release, Pain of Wisdom, a barleywine aged in whisky barrels!

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