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Brewed by Adnams
Style: Barley Wine
Southwold, England
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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StueyD (1305) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints in the light, but no head. A distinct toasted malt nose with burnt sugar, liquorice, treacle and a touch of smoke. The taste is bitter sweet, toasted malt, winey, sherry-like, plus liquorice. woody and a touch grassy. The finish is bitter sweet but smooth. (Cask - Easter Beer Festival @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14355) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Cask handpull at White Horse, Parson’s Green. Very deep ruby, with lasting beige head. Adnams yeasty aroma. Some dark malts, but the dark fruits are the stand out things here. Nice tingly hop finish. Not bad toffee too. The pump clip kept being turned around and then it was back on again.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (8125) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
Cask Nearly no head; near black beer with ruby highlights. Is it possible to make a near-noseless beer? Well, A_B would, but - Adnams? Some (dark) greenery, searching hard. Sweet, liquorice, slightly roasted. Syrupy dark malts and caramel, with a slight spicey touch as juniper berry. Very slick, full-bodied and oily, going more flavours retronasal than nose + first taste combined. I still have to understand the Adnams’ fan club. I think most of their beers are fairly... standard.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2007
Pint pulled at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), dark with a thick brown head. Molasses aroma, nearly golden syrup. Rich and chcolotely flavour with a sweet (too sweet) finish,

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2006
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Very dark amber-brown. Sweet malt aroma with some fruit, possibly blackcurrant. Sweet, almost cloying honeyed taste with golden syrup and the thick spoonfuls of medicinal malt I was made to eat as a child. Very slight bitterness plus a lot of alcohol. A decent warming winter potion, but I wouldn’t want a session on this. Especially as it cost me over three quid for a pint.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 A Mes rate. Gravicask 2008 version from the Bree Louise. Adnams seem to be doing a lot right these days and this latest version of Tally Ho is really the cream of the crop. Very dark mahogany, no head. Fantastic colour though. Full on rich barley wine. Tonnes of burnt sugar, roasted barley, incredible creme brûlée character all round and a beautiful lick of warming alcohol. Really drinkable considering the strength and luscious busomy body. Massively good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tobias10 (99) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2006
Cask : The Seven Stars, Holborn. Deep, rich colour with a thick malty body to go with it, it tastes just how it looks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4345) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2006
Cask@Burton Winter Beer Festival 2006. Brownish black beer with a lighly malty aroma and a malty, thick flavour with a slightly dry finish. Overall a nice malty/sweet beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6634) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2006
(Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm) Dark ruby red/ brown. Starts very sweet and fruity, lots of wild berries (blackberries, blueberries), a touch of marzipan. Underneath the sweetness and fruit there is a distinct hoppiness emerging. Very warming and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2006
Cask @ Bishop’s Arms, Malmö. Dark reddish brown colour with a tan head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of fruitiness. Sweet fruity flavor with hints of caramel and dried fruits. Sweet and a warming finish with some hoppy notes.


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