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Central City Thorís Hammer Barley Wine

Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 308   ABV: 10.25%
Festival beer at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008. This strong ale is heavy and malty with lots of fruitiness. Having matured for one year at this time, the development of winey notes and complex flavours are very evident. This is the reincarnation of the classic Thorís Hammer BW that brewmaster Gary Lohin made at former brewpub Sailor Hagarís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (266) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pour is a still deep amber and purple, orange hints to it. Smell is like sangria, boozy fruit with a sweet and earthy presence. Taste is alcohol first then fruit, a large orange and grape presence. Intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle shared at Kennyís 20K tasting - London. Cheers! Pours clear ruby-amber with a white foam head. Very sweet, moderately boozy, with notes of old pine and ripe orange. Full bodied, chewy and oily, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with rich bread, alcohol, ripe citrus. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjohnny (465) - - MAR 6, 2016
Fruity thick malty sweet aroma. Muddy caramel brown with a quickly fading light tan head. Thick and sweet like a good fruitcake. Lots of booze on the finish. Really really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle shared at the Kenny 20K mega monster tasting. 15/01/2016. Many thanks to the Kernel krew for this one. Reddy caramel brown coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is toasted bread, jammy fruit, nutty malts, vanilla. Flavour is composed of nutty, vanilla, nutty, jammy fruits, Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation, nutty, caramel. Harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5323) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle share at MadMitchís Mad20K tasting. As íCentral City Thorís Hammer Barley Wineí, 2014 vintage, 11.5%. Dark red, hazy, small ring of brown head, dotted lacing. Aroma is digestive biscuit, chocolate, sweet biscuity malt. Body is smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee, tangy redcurrant, booze. A touch sweet for my taste, but a decent beer overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Bottle 650ml. @ [ madmitch76 - 20K Tasting ] - chriso & Boudicca House, London.

[ As Central City Thors Hammer Barley Wine ].
ABV: 11.5%. Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dusty malt, bourbon, moderate hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, caramel, bread, alcocol, light prune - dried fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160115]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (5587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
75cl bottle shared at Kennyís 20K tasting @Chrisoís, thanks to the Kernel Rotbox. It pours a clean copper color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet lightly boozy with some molasses and burnt sugar. Taste is also sweet and lightly boozy with notes of caramel molasses and stone fruit. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11368) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2016
Bottle from the Kernel Rotbox, consumed at Kennyís 20K. Cheers Evin et al. It pours clear deep red with a small, bubbly off-white head. The nose is bitter - sweet, toasted grain, glacť cherry, earth, raisin, sultana, banana bread, toffee and plenty of cake. The taste is bitter - sweet, oily, quite sticky, raisin, sultana, toffee, wood, candy, spice, leather and a good deal of alcohol boost through the finish. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. A bit sweet and boosty perhaps, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16592) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle at Madmitch 20k tasting. Clear dark amber brown colour lasting beige head. some sweetness some hop a typical American barley wine. Good hops. I am a suckered for these sweet things.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeanF (2202) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
2014 vintage, 11.5% abv. 650ml bomber with a wax bottlecap, poured into a mini-stout glass at 12.8 degrees celcius. Nice modest head and good foggy ruby-orange body. Very heavy fruity esters on the nose, no complexity, just alcohol chemicals there but not too disgusting, hints of leather. Flavour is heavy molasses and caramel and shoe leather with a sugary finish. Really overbearing, but not to the point of being disgusting. No finesse in this equation, nor complexity; itís adequate and drinkable but not at the top of its game.

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