Moon Dog The Duke Of Chifley

Style
Barrel-Aged Barleywine
ABV
12.2%

In typical Moon Dog fashion, when they held a dinner to launch Black Lung X, it wasn't enough for them to pair that double-digit-booziness beer with two of the courses; no, they they offered a sneak peek of an even bigger beer with arguably the star course too. That bigger beer is The Duke Of Chifley, named after the two streets on which you find their breweries – Duke Street in Abbotsford and Chifley Drive in Preston. There's good reason too: the base beer was brewed at the former then brought to the latter to be aged in barrels that had housed Starward's Two-Fold Whisky.

The result is a barleywine that slots into the upper echelon of all the big, barrel-aged beers Moon Dog have made over the years. Starward's familiar honey-tinged richness is very much present amid a swirl of syrupy, treacly maltiness with real depth – a little savoury, a little oaky – in a drink that brings to mind a glass of after-dinner Muscat. I could say more, but, in all honesty, if you're a fan of barleywines then you just need to make sure you don't let the Duke pass you by.

James Smith

NB If you're a fan of their Timothy Tamothy Slamothy Tim Tam-inspired beer, that returns on March 26 too.

Published March 25, 2021

Name
Moon Dog
Address

17 Duke Street
Abbotsford
VIC 3067

Open Hours

Brewery bar open
Tues to Fri: 4pm to 11pm
Saturday: Midday to 11pm
Sunday: Midday to 8pm

Tours

Upon request

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