Brewed by Adnams
Style: Barley Wine
Southwold, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Tally-Ho is a limited edition barley-wine style ale. Brewed and bottled once a year. Dark mahogany red with rich, fruity aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle from Whole Foods in Louisville - Pours amber with a thin quickly receding tan head. Full to heavy bodied with soft carbonation. Notes of thick chewy malt, leather, alcohol, wine, oak, pepper. Very nice, not overly sweet, restrained hop notes. A nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SKCwillie (37) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours dark with small tan head. Sweet aroma with notes of cherry. Taste of cherry as well, also strong molasses with a smooth finish. Really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
seymour (1750) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - SEP 22, 2015
11.2oz longneck brown bottle into a snifter goblet, 2012 vintage, at 3 years old this is possibly at its peak. It poured an opaque dark brown colour, reddish when held to the light, beige foam, thin but persistent layer of spritzy little bubbles, swirling would kick-up a new head each time, some fine lace. Beautiful example of lengthy bottle-conditioning. Mild but exquisite aromas of sweet cereal grains, challah bread, toast, flowery/earthy hops blending with alcoholic vapors to form a pleasant perfume. Bolder flavours: dextrine-y malt sweetness, rich melanoidins, caramel, toffee, molasses, cacao nibs, breakfast coffee, raisins, tart cherries, black plums, blackberries, raspberries, currants, raisins, nuts. Like Russian Brown Bread or a brandy-soaked Trappist fruitcake. Port wine tannins. Medium body (more highly-attenuated than you’d expect, thanks to the inimitable dual-strain yeast), low carbonation, well-rounded mouthfeel. Some residual sweetness but not sticky. Warming alcohol but no hot fusels. Crazy complex aftertaste. Profoundly delicious, a rare masterpiece. Barkeep, another please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Clear deep brownish with small beige head. Aroma of candy, notes of bubblegum and marshmallow, a bit woody, some liqueur, butterscotch and honey. Flavor of raisin and milk chocolate, very alcoholic, notes of liqueur, some prune, moderate bitterness and sweetness, some honey. Moderate carbonation, medium to full-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond shop, 2013 edition. Murky brown with reddish hues. Smell of candy, licorice, dried fruits and honey. Taste of caramel, prunes, raisins, toffee and coffee liquor. Medium-full bodied, sticky and oily. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
330ml bottle, Nov 14. Pours mahogany brown with thin off-white head. Not as rich as expected with this ABV, rather smooth, drinkable and balanced with mild dark fruits, brown sugar and malts. Went down quick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2015
33cl bottle pours with a dark mahogany colored body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up pretty inviting caramel and plum to fig like sweet dark fruity esters that rolls into a bit of booziness at the end of the draw. The taste is very nice as it delivers a pleasing blend of sweet caramel, a dash of chocolate malts, sweet plum and fig like fruity esters and then a boozy bite with faint astringent notes to add just the right balance. Darn nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2015
2012 bottle .. . why was the mouse kissing the cat? i don’t get it .. . prune brown .. mild foam .. . light oxidation, sherry, molasses and plum .. . medium mouth, chewy finish .. . solid barleywine, and it was only 2 bucks a bottle .. . . SHUT UP!!! I don’t have time to listen to your problems, my gerbil screwed me!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
(2012 vintage) pours unclear medium dark brown reddish with a small somewhat reviving light beige head, some lacing. brown spicy maltiness, warming booze, caramel - some layers, red fruits, sherry and wood - barrel-aged spanish sherry - with some of its tannins, some bananas and other estery fruitiness, earthy notes. light carbonation, medium body - oily and a bit sticky; sweetish caramel, astringent woodsiness and lightly earthy finish. sherry coulis and caramel sauce on a (under-ripened) banana split. not as strange as it sounds. thankfully english-y. i’ve come to particularly appreciate these english barleywines, so different than foreign ones, i.e. crafted in american fashion. this is not a grand cru for sure but it’s interesting and different enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4927) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Aroma is caramel and stock English malts and ale yeast. The flavor is caramel, earthy, slight scotch and a mildly sweet and tangy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CpyNPrnT (531) - Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Aroma of lots of dark fruits, taste is more dark fruit, nice toffee malt, definite alcohol! Pretty good though and would drink this again.

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