Brewed by Bath
Style: Bitter
Bristol, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 173   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

saxo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16048) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste nuts, chocolate notes, malt, caramel and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
47574xeCD (855) - 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 (331) - 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 (4811) - 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 (1022) - 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 (645) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dutchbeerpages (2085) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2015
Molasses kike, some apple sauce. Decent but i have had better beers brought to me by uckelman

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (1559) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 2, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Amber-bronze color with good white foam. Aroma: diacetyl (butter), caramel and a bit of British hops. Taste: caramel, malty with pleasant hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (686) - Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2015
Appearance- very dark brown, with a Ruby tinge. Not much head at all. Aroma- malts, caramel, brown bread, hint of dark fruit, milk chocolate. Taste- quite chocolatey and a bit roasty, dark malts, blackberries, fruitcake, sweet caramel undertones, some fruitiness, smooth mouthfeel with a short, bitter finish. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2015
Pours a clear, dark brown/red with short lasting tan head that is easily roused back into existence with a light swirl. Grain, caramel, honey, and toasty malt in the aroma. Flavours bring toast, molasses, and a lightly balanced bitterness. Full bodied with medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (6740) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 20, 2015
Gravity cask at the Lady Lane Wharf beer festival, June 2015. Poured a dark brown colour with a thin whispy white head. The aroma is sweet malt, treacle toffee. The flavour is moderate bitter with a light sweet butterscotch, woody resin hop palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.

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