Brewed by Bath (St. Austell)
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Regular. Also available in filtered bottle.
Previously known as Barnstormer.

Rich in fruit with hints of chocolate, we’ve made Barnsey a full-bodied dark ale that is both complex and deeply satisfying.
Barnsey is a truly rewarding and enjoyable beer, carefully brewed using a mix of Maris Otter, Chocolate and Crystal malts together with Bramling Cross hops. Barnsey contains wheat and barley malt.

See: Dark Mahogany
Smell: Smokey, butterscotch, oaky
Taste: Dry, astringent, roasted

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (4038) - Radom, POLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Srednie piwo. Za duzo karmelu, a za malo goryczki. Przypominalo raczej dunkela niz Bittera. W smaku karmel, ciastka orzechowe i marcepan. Goryczka jako taka byla ale marna. Pianka tez niewielka i szybko opada. Klarowna rubinowo miedziana barwa. Nic szczegolnego.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jhogg88 (5) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2016 does not count
Cask ale on tap in the highlander Winlaton. Rich mahogany colour. Dropped bright. Not much aroma.. hint of dark chocolate. Taste is smooth rich dark bitter. Chocolatey smokey and creamy. Lacks something but overall a good dark bitter cask !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2275) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2016
Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body. Aroma is caramel and licorice. Taste is burnt wood, caramel and licorice. Really good. Texture is smooth. Great flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2016
Bottle at home. Deep brown colour. Malty and smooth. Mildly bitter taste. Light body. A bit dull but ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Grain and cereal malts, bread, light caramel and fruity. Clear, dark brown, small, creamy, beige head. Light sweet. Intense malts continue, bread, grain, light toffee. Just about boring Bitter, not bad, but nothing extraordinary at all. Bottle from Waitress, Bath.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (862) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2016
500ml bottle at home. Poured clear chestnut with white head. Nose is malt biscuits caramel. Taste is malt biscuits caramel toffee medium carbonation. Average decent bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (488) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Ciemnbrazowe z rubinoymi refleksami o bialej malej pianie. W zapachu nikle chmiele slodkawy karmelowy zapach i ciastka. Smak slodko-gorzki : karmel orzechy .

Marcin G

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (5408) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle. Appearance - close to opaque black but with some red chinks. Off white almost fawn head. Nose - toffee and biscuits. Taste - more toffee than biscuits. Was hoping for some malt or hop bitterness on the finish. Some hazelnuts in there too. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a finish that could be fresher. Overall - a solid bitter but as mentioned earlier it could do with more bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1140) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch, some dark fruit and a touch metallic. Taste is less sweet than the aroma, some caramel and butterscotch, dark and dried fruits, touch of metallic bitterness. Interesting, and not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Cask at The Court Inn, Durham, £3.65/pint. Pours dark, ruby brown with a smooth, creamy head. The nose is malty sweet and biscuity but also has a strange nail polish-esque quality. The taste is reasonably bitter and crisp with lightly smoky shortbread, toffee, bread and treacle flavours. A little pedestrian.

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