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Central City Thorís Hammer Barley Wine

Brewed by Central City Brewers + Distillers
Style: Barley Wine
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23333) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit flavor with bitter hints. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1640) - Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2016 Mahogany color, hazy, and a thin off white head. Caramel is more noticeable when cold. When warm, more fig and toasted nuts, plums, and alcohol. A nice beer. Thanks Steve!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2016
Almost opaque ruby color, weak 2 finger head, good legs. Flavors of dark berries, cherries, walnuts, grapes, plum, molasses, toffee, herbal spices. Thick desert like sugary feel. Medium strength finish, well rounded, thick fruity syrupy feel, with an oaky end. Overall high quality stuff. Delicious fruity flavors, a little earthy, very vinous and alcoholic. Really a blast to drink, nicely balanced, well intensified, great appetizer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1776) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 16, 2016
A very good bourbon barreled barleywine. Pours a cloudy red-brown with a tan head. Smells of bourbon, cherries and vanilla. Taste is quite boozy, with lots of bourbon, caramel, sea salt, and vanilla ice cream in the finish. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle, 2014 vintage shared at game night by TvM. Deep reddish orange, light gold head. Dark caramel, candied orange, smoke and leather, and warming alcoholic heat. I canít decide which I preferred, the barrel aged version or this. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (851) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2016
650 ml bottle. Mahogany pour, couple fingers of light beige head, great retention, plenty of lacing. Rich, sweet aroma, caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisins, light bit of vinous alcohol. Taste is sweet, mild bitter finish though, decent kick of alcohol but its pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle. 2014. Dark mahogany beer with a cream head. Sweet caramel aroma with grapefruit. Caramel and grapefruit flavor with pine. Medium-plus bodied. Caramel and grapefruit linger with pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2016
15th January 2016
Thatíll be me 20K then @ ChrisOís. Thanks to Toby and the Kernel gang. Hazy reddish amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is light, semi dry and has a fine crispness. Caramel malts, light. Rich dried fruits. Spice. A little creamy malt sweetness develops. Light finish. Spicy linger. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Bottle split at Kenny 20K, thanks to Mother Archeís Rote Boxe, 15/01/16. Very lightly hazed amber orange with a decent off white head. Nose is caramel, spice, figs, dark fruit rinds, fruit cake. Taste comprises rich fruit rinds, dates, toffee, light peppery spice. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a flash of booze. Adequate barley wine but far from a great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ffbot (355) - 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.

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