Redolent of smoke and malt, Barbaric Yawp goes great with barbecue, grilled meat, open flames, and all things charred. I would expect nothing less.
Arcadia claims that this is a strong choice to cellar-age; they also claim that it's available from late fall to early winter so it would appear some aging has already been done for me.
A big hit of sour flavor paired against the herbal bite of a better saison might have been a really compelling beer, but in an effort to make this a beer that could suit everyone they left it lacking anything to distinguish it.
If what you seek is something with a big of dark-malt taste and a bit of body to separate it from the pale ales and industrial lagers, this could be just what you need.
The nose is malty and light, a toasted biscuit with slight hints of wildflower honey. The beer is crisp and clean, sparkling with carbonation and a light hit of hops right up front that makes it tingle the tongue.