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


on tap

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Seasonal - December. ABV of the cask version varies from year to year. 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1932) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
Cask - The Trafford Arms, Norwich. Small, bubbly beige head, mostly lasting, deep ruddy chestnut body. Spicy cherry & berry aromas. Contrasting sharp & sweet cherry & berry battle on the tongue with some yeast & an ever so slight hint of roast. Medium body, quite soft with a delicate spritz & a lingering spicy tanginess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Sampler from bottle at Nærbø Ølfestival 2011 at the Cardinal stand. Clear mahogany with a light brown film. Dark syrup, brown sugar, molasses and dark dried fruits on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and light bitter flavors with notes of honey, dried figs and dates. Light spicy. Medium to full body. Syrupy. Finishes with a light dry tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1568) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
First tasted this barley wine at the winter ale festival held in Glasgow in February 1997. Cask and gravity dispense. Ruby black with an open buff head which rapidly disappeared leaving no lacing. Strong, intense aroma of damsons and berry fruit. Rich powerful mouthfeel. Dark malt complex gives a full range of flavours with fruit to the fore. Hedgerow berries, plums, black grapes, overipe cherries and a hint of dark chocolate. Very slight prickle of hops in the aftertaste which fades fast as sweetness returns with an alcoholic warmth in the slightly dry vineous oak finish. Excellent example of an English barley wine at its very best. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with reddish tinge against the sides of the glass. Small tan head falls away quickly leaving just the faintest of films. Minimal lacing. Nice looking beer. Big aromas of dark chocolate, treacle, vegemite and some raosted grain. Really good. Flavours are initially quite sweet before a slightly bitter sour finish. Some alcohol shows through. Smooth moouthfeel. Good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15696) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
Bottled 330ml (2009, Tuulensuu)
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Rye bready, malt vinegardish aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is also very rye bready, liquid HP sauce. Sweetish caramell in the finish. This traditional dark ale has some similarities to Traquair brews.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
330 ml bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, Tampere.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour with a small beige foamy head. Aroma of dark dry fruits and caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, citrus and dried fruits. Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel. Sugary, malty and warming finish. Easy barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3652) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
0.33l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. This is a near black bodied beer with a side-sticking off-white head. The first aroma revealed is soy-sauce combined with coffee, confect chocolate and a almost fish-stocky saltiness. This is full-bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Tastes first burned caramel and quite sweet. Then some dark fruits, that I just can’t put my finger tingles the tongue before it switches to a coffee-kicking aftertaste that lasts for ever. The coffee aftertaste is combined with a nice bitterness making this quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (5298) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Near-black, deep brown body, tiny beige head. Nose is toffee, booze, caramel, roasted malts and hints of dates and figs. Nice. Taste is more roasty, with burnt toast and caramelized sugars coming forth early. Then, some more smokey, whiskey-like tones appears towards the finish. Some figs and dates also, along the way in the aftertaste. A bit harsh on the palate sometimes but it’s okay as this is a winter warmer more than anything else. Overall, I’d say this is much more in the neighborhood of an English strong ale or an old ale than the barley wine it supposedly is, but hey - I guess it’s a the lower end of the ABV spectrum, where genres overlap easier. Regardless, this is a fine beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2011
2009 Bottle. Dark coppery red pour with a very short white head that doesn’t last long. Aroma is rich, malty and fruity with notes of rum, raisins, vanilla, port, chocolate, molasses and cherries. Flavour just about mirrors the aroma although the sweetness is tempered by the hop bitterness, which is surprisingly prominent. Light, slick mouthfeel with low carbonation and a lengthy bitter finish. A real winter warmer of a barley wine, and although the booze is quite noticeable, it’s really quite sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3357) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2011
2009 bottle. Dark reddish brown with a beige head that fades to a coat then retreats to the rim. Rich fruity aroma of prunes, raisins and toffee. Moderately syrupy. The rich fruit and toffee sweetness is there, but there’s also some fairly gentle roasted bitterness and firm biscuit. Hop bitterness emerges at the finish and lingers longer with each sip. Alcohol doesn’t exactly stick out, but it feels considerably stronger than 7.2%. Filling, warming and very nicely balanced.

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