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


on tap

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 (15074) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (570) - 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 (306) - 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 (5938) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (452) - Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Dark reddish brown, clear. Medium tan head. Lots of roasted malt aroma and candied red fruits, with a little cocoa. Medium-full body, slightly oily., bitter, mineral finish with rather a lot of acid. Bittersweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (297) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2015
Dark ruby brown, no head. Aroma is sweet, malty, and roasted. Taste is of roasted nuts and a bit of coffee, ending in that lovely flat minerally taste/feel that is so typical of a very good British ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rob_D_UK (1278) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Dark reddish brown with a white head. Malty aroma and the taste is bitter upfront and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alexi91 (274) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: House (Bristol). Bitter with fruity overtones, slightly smoky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Don2711 (266) - - FEB 16, 2015
Good hoppy aroma. Dark appearance with good head. Bitter taste with toffee at end. Although not the strongest not bad on palate. Would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (6986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Cask at the white lady. Pours clear dark amber with a bubbly cream-coloured head. Aromas of malt and a light sour note. Taste is more of the same. Thin, caramel, light herbs maybe. Toffee at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fukito (943) - Santiago, CHILE - JAN 31, 2015
Brown color with ruby hues and a lasting off white head. Aroma is buttery toffee with burnt caramel treacle flavor. Gentle bitter cofeish aftertaste. Easy but interesting

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