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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Barley Wine
Southwold, England
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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Cask; Seasonal - December. ABV of the cask version varies from year to year. Also available bottle conditioned at 7.2%.
Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal and Brown malts. Tally Ho is dark Mahogany red in colour with a rich, fruity aroma and a heart warming sweet raisin and biscuit palate.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2173) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2012
12.02.2012. 0,33l Bottle. Vintage 2009. Vinmonopolet Bergen - Valkendorfsgate. Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Rich malty aroma with dark roasted malts. Rich to medium body. Not as strong as expected for a Barley wine. Flavour is roasted dark malt, sweetness and some soft bitterness. At the end there is some burnt sugar or something. Very soft and smooth beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfredvik (1099) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2012
Dark amber body, close to brown, with a puny little light-light-brown head that doesn’t lace the glass at all. The aroma is much more interesting: it’s roasted, caramel, raisin, port wine, spices, liquorice and faint hints of tobacco. The taste is heavy sweet with just a light plus bitterness in the long-lasting finish. Plenty of flavours that follow the aroma, but with additional brown sugar, cough syrup and slightly overripe dark fruits. The sweet port wine notes are close to sherry. Pleasant mouthfeel. An interesting and complex ale, but maybe a bit unfocused and noisy, it’s like the brewers have tried to fit too much into this little bottle.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 11 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear orangey brown with a small, creamy off-white head leaving laces. Oxidized aroma, plenty of prunes and overripe plums. Quite full-bodied, toffee, maple syrup and a whiff of licorice. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice and pleasant. 310112

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2189) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Pours very dark red with a medium head. Aroma is roasted malts and alcohol. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, alcohol and some hops. Excellent dark barley wine.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2012
Very dark brown colour, mahogany. Small off-white head. Rich in aroma, there’s wood and overripe fruits. Taste is also powerful, some sweetness and quite bitter towards the end. I much prefer this to most barley wines I’ve tasted due to the subdued sweetness. (Bottle)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
330ml bottle conditioned ale, vintage 2009, brought back home from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Small dimples, decent off-white head. Deep mahogany coloured body with ruby highlights. No lace. Dark malty smell with a bite of chocolate and ashy dryness. Comprehensive taste character that contains ripe and dried fruits supplied by caramel malts, well blended. Mid-sweet, malty ending. Medium bodied. Nice winter warmer (shared with Finn, Tromsø 12.01.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
Åpgang 2009. Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune på seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Mørkebrun. Høyt, litt farget skum som fester seg til glasset. Innholdsrik fruktig aroma. Sherrypreg. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken er sammensatt: Nøtter & frukt. Søt bitter ettersmak. Rett og slett et godt dessert-/koseøl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oysteib (80) - NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
From bottle. Dark brown. A slightly medicinal flavor, and quite bitter, with roasted malt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (2677) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of burnt caramel and sweet malt. The flavor is sweet caramel and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Dark and earthy with some sweetness. Full bodied and powerful. A pleasant winters drink.One of their best.


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