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Brewed by Durham
Style: Barley Wine
Durham, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned; has sometimes been available in the cask.
This barley wine is golden in colour with a luscious malty body. A complex blend of hops give an interesting depth and balancing bitterness. The finish lingers with a rich warmth. Something very special. Smooth deep malt blends with bright hop flavours. A hint of pear drops come from higher alcohols.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear, light amber with a big creamy white head. Aroma is stunning! Yeast, oranges, coriander, and a general malty sweetness. Very full mouthfeel with lots of small bubbles. Flavour is vinious, warming, sweet with oranges and a touch of liquoirice. Feels like a nice mixture between a barley wine and a Belgian ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 5, 2007
Dull gold colour, hazy, with big white head. Warm barley mouthfeel, can really feel alcohol coming through. but warm disappears quickly. Mild hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2007
Cask Stillage at the New Century Hall, Manchester 20/01/2007 Strong fruit aroma. Small white head. Golden coloured and slightly hazy. Strong in alcohol. Some dryness in a crisp full malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2007
[Cask from The Three Judges] Clear amber, small head. Sweet fruit, caramelised peaches, steamed pears and lots of grapefruit hop notes with floral nuances and a big toffeeish undertow in the nose. Full body, heavy malt sweetness leads to a juicy hop finish. Perfectly balanced, great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2007
Cask been vented for about a week or so and had been on for a day or two, so in excellent condition. Aroma is peachy, spicey, yeasty, candy sugar, citrus hops and a crackin toffee base. Taste is similarly complex, but no alcohol at all reminds me of fullers ESB, so very well hidden, spicey great long finish, seriously dangerously drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
Bottle. Small head with short duration. Color is amber. Aroma is stong and hoppy. Taste is malt and hops. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10552) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is hop, caramel, hop. Flavour is alcohol, hop, caramel, apple.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Bottled. (A few months past BB-date.) Clear, golden with a white head. Fruity aroma with pine, hops and some malt. Malt, pine and bitterness in the flavor. Astringent mouthfeel, and a finish with alcohol and bitterness. A bit too piney. (060928)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1859) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Hazy amber colour with large and lasting off-white head. Sweet and floral aroma. Malty and fruity flavours with a dry and hoppy bitter finish. Full bodied with warming alcohol. Nice, dangerously drinkable barley wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6602) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
Amber colour, unclear, sediment. Lasting offwhite head. Floral and real nice aroma, flavor is nice, medium malty. The 8,4 abv isnt unpleasent, but warming.


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