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


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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2956) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Very nice barleywine although the aroma was a bit week for the style. Nice light cloudy amber with a small head. The flavor is nicely sweet to start and then the hops come in. The after taste is very good lasting well into the night. My friend wyzzywyz22 has out done himself with this selection so far. Everyone has been a winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2950) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2011
Bottle, 13C. Amber with an off-white head. Aroma of oranges, honey, cough drops, toffee, spiced dough. Quite syrupy. Complex malt flavours with some sherry, oranges, pears, butterscotch before a drying spice and pine finish. Alcohol sticks out a fair bit and partially obscures some of the nice things going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2012
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of fruits, like apricot, citrus, also malt. The taste of sweet fruits notes of liquorice and hop. The aftertaste has laurel with bitter notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2765) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle shared with esp0r at Tre Små Rum. Hazy amber to gold color, tiny white head. Aroma of honey, malt and some hops. Honey is also appearant in taste, with a mild hop finish. Perhaps a bit too carbonated, but not a bad beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
planky84 (2526) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottle from Mr Lawrence Wine Merchants, Brockley. Cloudy orange pour with a beige head. Very citrusy aromas with a splash of pear and pineapple. Tangerine, herbs, pears in the flavour. Quite sweet. Didn’t appreciate this one a much as the other Durham Brewery beers i’ve sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2518) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, malty, spice, orange marmalade. Belgian in style. A very drinkable beer from Durham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
Bottle (from Bottles York). Sweet fruity malt but not overly so, you could almost take it for a strong bitter if it wasnt for the hint of almondy alcohol trying to get you to notice it. But on the whole its well balanced with gentle hops in the finish. I was pleasantly suprised but not impressed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (2457) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear amber with no head. Aromas of orange peel and toffee. Light for a barley wine. Flavors of malt, alcohol, bitter hops and a bit of caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 8, 2011
0,5 l bottle as a gift.
Allury appearance with a hazy amber reddish-orange-coppery body, superb creamy, stable and foamy off white head. Complex aroma that opens if the beer gets warmed. Spicies in the nose like coriander, vanilla and orange peel, herbal hops. Candy sugar with some interesting yeasts, fruits like peach, grapefruit. Oily density, creamy mouthfeel, caramel brings the powerful citrussy hop flavors, spicies like cinnamon, vanilla and honey, coriander again. Orange peel, fine dried fruits and herbs with malt in the long aftertaste. Well hidden alcohol that warms me up. Fine, fine!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours dark amber with a large, lasting white head. Nose shows orange marmalade, caramel, grapes. Reminiscent of cognac slightly. Interesting. Very sweet flavours, some grape notes, a bit of booze showing. Somewhat similar to a tripel, the flavours are rather lighter than most barleywines. Carbonation is too high for these characters.

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