Brew Review – The Harbinger by J. Wakefield Brewing

Man, you all love reading about the new J. Wakefield Brewing. By a lot. Well, here you go. And this one’s a pretty good one, too.

I was under the impression that it was going to be difficult to get my hand on some of their beers. But, to be honest, there are a lot of places to get a variety of their brews. And the latest of their beers I was able to try was The Harbinger (Sweet Stout, 9.5% ABV).

The Harbinger by J Wakefield

The Harbinger by J Wakefield Brewing

This is one of those beers that looks a lot more frightening than it actually is. Yes, it pours a dark color almost like motor oil. Yes, it’s got a big, heavy alcohol content. No, it’s not brutal at all.

It’s a nice, sweet, stout. It has liberal doses of hazelnut coffee for adjunct flavors, and does it all ever so perfectly well. It has a bold meatiness coming from the roasted coffee and roasted malts, but it’s not heavy. There’s a slight bitterness from the hops, but it’s not too bitter. There’s a great sweetness from the hazelnut, but it’s not cloying at all.

It’s a very good and solid stout. And, if the name of the beer is any indication, we can expect this to be the start of a lot of good things from J. Wakefield.

Drink Florida Craft,

Dave

@floridabeerblog

floridabeerblog@gmail.com

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2 thoughts on “Brew Review – The Harbinger by J. Wakefield Brewing

  1. Pingback: Brew Review – Not Even French by J. Wakefield Brewing | Florida Beer Blog

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