From one of Melbourne’s most innovative breweries Moon Dog Brewing comes Bad Boy Bubbly, Champagne Barley Wine, although even the brewer acknowledges that this is probably on the edge of what could be called a barley wine. With an ABV of 13.1%, this is the beer that ends most nights. It’s the beer that everyone regrets having, but everyone keeps having on it. On review, this the first time any of us had had it while relatively sober.
It’s like smoking. You know it’s a bad idea, but then you see it and you think, “I’ve got to have one, I’ve got to have one … It tastes the same sober. On the nose, it actually smells quite grapey, but when you drink it, you definitely get that beery flavour. But there are other barley wines I would prefer to this.
Gosh … It’s a cult beer.
If you’re having a wedding or something, and champagne is the tradition, I think someone should totally sub this in for champagne and see what the reaction is.
The Bad Boy Bubbly from Moon Dog Brewing was featured in Season One, Episode Nine.