Definitely the best of the three Bad Elf series that I have had so far. 500 mL bottle.
$6.88 from Beverage Mart in Acworth, GA, USA. This has probably been aging in the store for at least six months, likely even a little longer.
It’s held up and matured very nicely.
Aggresive pour into the pint glass gives a nice, bone white head and even a little lace.
This is a quintessential English BW. Great clarity, a beautiful dark amber color and minimal carbonation. It’s ALL malt and alcohol, with a tiny bit of hop character to back it up. If you are an American drinker DON’T expect huge hops in an ENGLISH BW, it ain’t happening. What you will get is a big, malty, alcohol bomb – this is it!
A little warmth on the way down, but one of the smoother English BW’s which is surprising to me considering the high ABV. Some port character in the finish, absolutely super. Considering the size of his beer this is amazingly drinkable.