Asking for help collaboration on crafting an English-style Barleywine using the Mr. Beer Seasonal ESB (best before May 2016), Pale LME, and a mini-mash. I've pretty much figured out the grain bill: Marris otter, CaraMunich I, Caramel 60, Special B, and maybe a little Melanoidin malt, but that's about as far as I've gotten. Hops and yeast still need work. Why should I have all the fun?
Tasting notes 3/24/17: Nice, dark and malty 6.6% ABV lager with definite Munich flavors that balance quite well with the Hersbrucker addition. Having a hard time picking up on the Special B, but this beer is good enough to justify picking up another Mr. Beer Dortmunder or two and fermenting with Saflager w-34/70 next time (attenuation with the MJ Bohemian Lager M84 yeast was only 68%). Overall, a pretty tasty Doppelbock to celebrate the return of Spring.🍻🏌