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


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RATINGS: 232   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomSpears (65) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2005
This is worth going out into the cold. Winter’s are made for such beers. Warming. Sweet, but also roasty and dark. The interest is in that ending swallow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
Cask conditioned @ South Western Arms, Soton. Alcohol nuts and fruit on the nose. On drinking stale cardboard flavours apparent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2005
Cask @ Moan & Dove, Amherst, MA: Deep ruby brown, chestnut beige head. Fruity grain malt nose. Rather sweet, chewy caramel malts, big toffee, plum, raison, treacle. Finish with a firm hop bitterness. A bit clashy are the malts and hops sometime, but still a very drinkable and enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1276) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2005 Handpump At The Old Cannon.Dark brown in colour with a blood red tinge.Aroma of dates and fresh bark,quite sweet with dark fruit and toffee flavours,a nice ear warmer by the open fire.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2005
Cask @ Akkurat, Stockholm 15 Jan 2005
This is a full bodied x-mas pudding in liquid form. Very filling and full of a diversity of tastes. Something to sip on, on a cold windy winter day. I’m not sure I agree on the barley wine lable though. To weak for that, in my oppinion. It has a long lingering after taste of licorice, black chocolate, prunes and roasted nuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2005
(Cask-conditioned at Akkurat, stockholm, Sweden) Clear, dark ruby brown colour. Thick long lasting tan head. Rish malty aroma of light chocolate, figs, pear, butter with acidic undertones of raspberries and wood. Malty flavour of black chocolate and toffee with delicate vinous undertones of black cherries and raspberries. Long, woody finish with notes of herbal hops and tart raspberries. Quite good stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19797) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2005
Cask at Akkurat, Stockholm. Very dark brown. Rich on butterscotch from aroma to finish. Full bodied and solidly malty with soft mouthfeel. Not too sweet. Salty finish with licorice and balanced bitterness. Warming and thoroughly pleasant, albeit not overly complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 A rare find on draught in London. Deep chestnut colour. Very rich and fruity. A real festival of fruit, in fact. Raisins, stewed prunes, licorice, treacle toffee and fruit cake. A bit on the sweet side, without much hops presence to cut through, but very nice in modest quantities. I imagine it could become rather sickly and cloying. Cask (handpump), The Bridge House, Tower Bridge
Score 7/4/8/3/15=3.7.
RE-RATE: Cask (handpump) at the Trafford Arms, Norwich on 1 December 2011. 7.0% 2011 version. Rich and fruity. A touch tart. Maybe a tad drier than when I’ve sampled it previously but still good and warming.
Previous score retained.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2004
Dark brown with a tan head. Big fruitcake aroma. Sweet candy, liquorice and plums in flavour. Dry finish. Medium-full bodied. Warming. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2012 Cask conditioned - Handpump - Bridge House Tower Bridge London (RB London Xmas Crawl 2004). A very dark beer with aromas of raisins and Christmas cake. The taste is also Christmassy with hints of brandy alcohol. Lots of very nice fruity malt tastes. A good beer. Best of the Day. Score 3.9
Subsequent ratings scored 3.8 and 4.2 Average becomes 4.0

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