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


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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2010
Cask@White Horse, Parsons Green, London. Very deep amber colour, close to black. Mediumsized brown head. Aroma is nuts, chocolate, burnt sugar as well as some liquorice. Flavour is much the same but also has some very ashy notes to it. Pleasant balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 A good full bodied winter warmer by Adnams. Spicey; sweet, hoppy and malty. A good balance. Could do with a bit more IBU but not too much. I enjoyed the spices and the roasted malts a good compliment. It is a nice compelling barley wine. Very English in style not like the notable Belgian barley-wines. I enjoyed this. Got to love a good barely wine with good company at a winter ale festival. It just has to be done! Good stuff. Re-Rate, the Plough, Chelmsford - 25th January 2010 Appearance is white-lacing and a dark brown body which is opaque and red. Aroma is bread, hey, floral hops. Taste is toffee, nuts, caramel, liquorish, heart warming and interesting. Barely is there too. 7-4-8-4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2585) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009
Cask at the Bree Louise, Euston, London. Black pour with a decent beige head. Aroma of dark fruit/sweetness. Tastes sweet, malty, heavyish barleywine. Very pleasant and warming old English ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1263) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
Gravity cask in a fair few places since I was a teenager in the late 70s. Nowdays seems far too sweet and cloying to me. Plenty of warming alcohol but nowhere near enough hops. My latest sample was at the Wenlock and despite lenghthy maturation it was still pretty sickly. Not the beer of yesteryear.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11965) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2009
Bottled, 330ml, 1996 vintage. Dark brown, ruby with no head, clear. Huge port like notes, winey, grapey with plenty of nasal alcohol, this sample was 8.5% ABV. Caramel and toffee background, rich, heady and thick on the palate. Drank in celebration of Birmingham City’s promotion, decent stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rallison (116) - USA - APR 2, 2009
1998 bottle at Lucky Baldwin’s. Pours a mostly still muddy dark brown with a minimal head. Smells of oxidation, toffee and burnt brown sugar. Very English style in the malt profile here with lots of burnt caramel, toffee, molasses. Definitely some oxidation, but not too bad given the 11 years age and 7% abv. Dried fruits and and some more toffee in the flavor. All in all, a decent aged English style barleywine. Not all that complex though, and the oxidation is starting to come through. I’d love a cask pull of this though, that could be good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rodders (137) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2009
(Half Pint from Gravity at the Fat Cat, Norwich) Very dark brown with a small off white head. Nut smell with some sweet fruit. Initial taste was a well balanced dark malt - sweet with lots of roastyness and a drying hop finish. Fruit and caramel - a heavy beer. Very nice, but best served in small doses I suspect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
Cask at the bree maree. Alround rating: Sweet honey malt, blackcurrent and creme brulee mix together interestingly to make for an interesting drink. Bitter sweet stuff, very nice, old school style english ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Cask at the Ribs of Beef, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Very dark ruby brown with a caramel, dark fruit & red wine aroma. Smooth, full palate and it feels strong. The correct weight for a winter warmer. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, caramel, cold coffee, dark fruits ala, raisin / plum, light light licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (100108)

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