Dogfish Head’s Olde School Barleywine tastes best with Nico’s Desertshore (that’s a good thing).
This beer tastes like what I imagine a German language Tom T. Hall album would sound like. Its charm is somewhat elusive.
Much like a gal from the Denver suburbs, the beer has a beautiful yet slightly disturbing Halloween orange glow.
Drinking this Barleywine is a lot like listening to Nico’s Desertshore. You know you’re going to end up liking it a lot, but the first part of the first song sure makes you question putting it on in the first place. That said, it doesn’t take too long for it to comfort your innards.
I had a dream one time about Nico and Yoko Ono making an album together. Heh, who am I kidding, I’ve had dreams about them all right, but they had nothing to do with them making an album.
Desertshore is a short, concise album, that doesn’t overstay its welcome. It had a great editor, probably due to the time constraints of vinyl. This beer is the same way. It chose the perfect format: a 12 ounce bottle. It leaves you wanting more, while keeping you from waking up in the back of a car, covered in your own sick.