Big Worse is the long awaited big brother of the small test brew Big Bad Barley Wine. The idea behind Big Worse is still to make a simple yet heavy barley wine – just like it’s smaller brother. But this time both the alcohol and bitterness has been pumped up! Big Worse is both thick and sweet and is the perfect beer for desserts. Enjoy it now or keep it for many years. Best stored dark and at cellar temperature.

Appearance: Pours a dark brownish maroon with a fast disappearing off-white head.

Aroma: Ripe fruit, such as plum and apricot, with elements of caramel and oak.

Taste: Dark fruit, raisin, caramel, and bitter dark chocolate. Alcohol is integrated well.

Mouthfeel: Viscous, but not oppressive. Mildly carbonated.

Overall: Very good example of the style and a fine candidate for cellaring.


$7.99 @ Plaza Liquor | 375 ml Single Bottle | 12% ABV | 70 IBU

Style: Barley Wine

Malted Grains: Pilsner and Cara-Munich Barley

Hops: Nugget, Cascade, and Centennial

Adjuncts: Candy Sugar


Rate Beer: 97 Overall/92 Style

Beer Advocate: 3.78/5

Untapped: 3.92/5