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Coniston No 9 Barley Wine

Brewed by Coniston
Style: Barley Wine
Coniston, England
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Cask; Occasional - brewed once a year. Also available bottled.
This classic strong golden beer has a long maturation period to give a smooth and warming character, a delightful sipping beer. Rich in fruit flavours with Marzipan, herbal hoppiness and Cognac overtones finishing with a warming alcohol essence. The residual sweetness is balanced by large amounts of best English Goldings Hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,275l spandert av Rune og delt med ham under bonusseanse i WC-veien 30 Apr 13. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum som varer. Forsiktig krydderaroma. Smaken veldig søt. Litt mandler. Holder seg veldig søt. Litt tørr i avslutninga. Preg av sherry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2975) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
Pale brown colour. Aroma is sweet. Texture is thick. Flavour is very sweet and malty with some woody notes. Warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7267) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Geraint & Helen (next door neighbours) consumed at home Wednesday 11th December 2013 Pours copper in colour with hardly a bubble noticed. Clarity is pretty good, consistency is watery syrup, actually its not so thick but it is thicker than your average beer. Fruity and a little sweet with a little sourness creeping in. To be fair this isn’t your heavy cloying, massively sweet Barley Wine as it certainly has its own character but sipping again it is sweet with alcohol soaked rasins and other dried fruit dancing on the tongue. A good beer would have liked a little carbonation though. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turbothy (1077) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
Pours amber with a very thin layer of foam on top. Warm, honey-like aroma. Taste is malty and warming, but as the beer warms a distinctly bitter hop flavour punches through. Slightly astringent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mr_h (2738) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival (3 Oct 2013) - clear amber brown, lively bubbly head, alcohol, sweet aroma, very sweet, alcohol, oily texture, nice

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
Weird light dijon mustard type nose in the bottle but much more sweet and tropically ftuity on the nose.. Reddish orange glow in the glass. Very lowcarb . Sugary sweet like castor sugar. Ridiculously sweet. No balance. Not very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
Cask at North Bar. Retrospective, therefore probably a bit vague, rating. Pours a murky brown, small head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some slightly woody notes, golden syrup and dark jammy fruits. Taste is similar, with a little candied fruits and marzipan as well. Fairly full body, and mostly flat. Perhaps a little oversweet (though perhaps a little more CO2 would’ve lifted it off the palate more), but still very nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanoi (361) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Nose is brandy, apple, toffee, lots of brown sugar. Really delightful. Taste is toffee apples, spun sugar, touch of brandy slight hoppiness. Notes sticky fruits, vinous notes, slight lactose. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Very sweet, but a good addition to the cellar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
275ml bottle bought at Microbar in Manchester last summer. Shared with Finn. Clear golden coloured body. Low, but lasting, white head. Fragile lacing down the glass. Aroma of dried fruits and herbal hops. Ripe fruity taste added by dusty hops and a bite of marzipan. The ending is on the sweet side of bittersweet fruits. Good drinking in small amounts (Tromsø, 30.04.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
downender (6151) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2013
On gravity at Bristol beer festival, 16/3/3013. Deep gold with a slight white head. Extremely sweet and syrupy, with some burning alcohol, candied fruits and a touch of bitterness in the finish. Really not my type of beer.

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