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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
Port Barrel Aged Barley Wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2014
Danky brighter red wood, like drop of milk poured in, lighter amber glint. Sticky caramel head. Very white sprit boozy finish, not as mettalicy. Big rusty booz, big raisny and hot grilled malt. Winks of rye, steely wool and terse cooling booze. This is a barely wine that doesn’t fuck about.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (3906) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle (330 ml). From kbudd19, thanks! Dark reddish brown with a small beige head and no lacing. Aroma is of raisins, buckwheat (?), Port/wine notes, plums, dried fruits, molasses, sweetness notes and light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with dried fruits, buckwheat (?), plums, raisins, molasses, Port/wine notes (less than in the aroma) and a nice warming finish. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Sirupy mouthfeel. Good English Barley Wine. Maybe a tad sweet, but the balance is still good. Quite complex, though I would love the Port to be more present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (18174) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2013
21st December 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is semi dry with light fine carbonation. Rich malt, sweetish. Marmite. Dark toffee, touch of spice. Jammy red berry fruits underneath. Dry finish. Tasty but the marmite is getting in the way of this being a better beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7695) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
Bottle - Sweet vinous notes, with some red fruit which is a bit ’new’ and lots of raw barrel notes. The end of the nose does provide some of the roast malts. Jet brown with a thin rich light brown head. Lots of barrel notes and a malty young port. Acidic and vinous with red fruit and a slight alcohol burn. Not bad, but not as well rounded as the other version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (753) - DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle @ home. Almost pitch black, small tan head that settles quickly, no lacing. Some coating. Aroma, sweet malty, dried figs, dried fruit, dark fruits, dessert wine, milk chocolate. Taste, malty sweet, dark fruits, red wine, caramel, chocolate, wood. The barrel aging really shines through. Almost no carbonation. Oily mouth feel. Warming alcohol in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
330ml bottle from Bierkompass

Vertical with Front Room (Malaga version) - Pours dark reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of sweet tartish berries, caramely malts, syrup and woody notes. Taste is sweet, tartish, vinous with notes of berries, port, wood and carbonation. Finish is syrupy, slightly tartish and vinous with loads of port notes. Pretty complex and vinous barley wine. I prefer this to the malaga version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (890) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
Muddy brown pour, two fingers of tan creamy head. Aroma of plumbs, carmalized brown sugar, some nuttiness also. Flavour is some mild hops, a hint of caramel, some light sweetness, and a little bit of heat. Really well integrated and balanced, there is nothing about the beer that is cloying, a very smooth beverage, it is a bit subdued compared to the aroma but overall an excellent BW so glad that we have access to this stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Pours red/brown with a thin head. Fruity and caramel with a little oak sweet with a hint right at the back, right at the end of tobacco. Not as good as the front room

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is rather sweet with porto, woody notes, some yeast, ripe berries and hints of vanilla. Flavour has porto, woody notes, some juice and caramel. Woody and dry palate. Surprisingly thin and straightforward, the alcohol is well hidden though. A slow sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Not a lot going on in the aroma, some dark fruits. Taste of sherry fruits, little chocolate. Sweet with a bitter finish. Preffered the other one.

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