After a dry start to the year, I was happy to visit Rhinegeist this weekend with Patrick for the Art on Vine event at the brewery. I was even happier to try their new Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy, "Barney." It is so new that as of the publication date here less than 500 checkins have made their way onto Untapped. It has a carmel biscuity smooth taste and as a result I rated it first the first 5 star beer of the year! It is packing a little extra punch at 8% so for me it was a one and done kind of deal or a good selection if you're going to select a few for a flight. I really hope they keep it on tap for a bit, because I'd love to get a glass--- it's the perfect warm up for these cold Cincinnati weekends we're having.