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Hakusekikan Super Vintage Ale

Formerly brewed at Hakusekikan Beer/Stone Iwamoto Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Ena-gun, Gifu, Japan
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
No commercial description

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
2007 bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours a deep ruby colour with a thin bubbly head and low carbonation. The nose is caramel, toffee, rice pudding, spice, clove, wood, caramelised banana and coffee liqueur. The taste is molasses, brown sugar, treacle, wood, caramel, coffee, leather, tobacco, dark cherry and dried plum, with some serious alcohol warmth in the finish. Great depth of flavour and well balanced. Nice work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
2007 vintage at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. Brown. Slightly yeasty sweet aroma. Very sweet liqueur chocolate taste. Dryish finish. Not a lot of variety here, but very delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (18526) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle (2007) at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Pours brown with a light, filmy head. Big, sweet nose, light roast, dark fruits, faint tart. Very sweet flavor, heavy and rich, lots of toffee and caramel, cake, cherrie, raisin, booze. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Big warming finish, more dark fruits, brown sugar, toffee. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Dark brown lovely clear colour lasting beige head. Sweet malt aroma. Hot heat. Some intense toffee. Big intense but too hot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
A Mes rate. At Chris O’s pre GBBF.
Murky dark brown with a good tan head. Big fruity nose with plenty of fruit and residual sugar. Really good body, loads of depth. Good winey notes. Sugar a plenty and a rich warming barley finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2011
bottle at chriss ... deep brown ... smokey dark roast ... light chocolate roast... little meaty nose ... meaty malts ... dark roast .. toasted malts ... warming ... soft malts ... figs

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8399) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2011
12 ounce bottle bought online from goodbeer.jp. 2007 vintage. Rating number 3100. I drank the new Super Vintage last night, so a nice comparison. Pours a dark red/brown color with a small white head that goes down to a very small bubble. The aroma is earthy rich berries and toffee, some smoke almost. The flavor is rich and tasty; no hints of heat really, some toffee, brown sugar, berries, dry earthiness, mustiness. Quite nice. A bit more of a body than the 11 but not quite as robust or hot. Interesting. As I said with the 11, quite a sipper and a bit like HOTD Matt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. 2007 vintage. Pours a dark brownish red color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty slightly vinous dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty vinous flavor with slightly earthy woody hints and some weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty vinous dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (6785) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2010
2004 Vintage@Popeye, sampled Oct 2009. Clayish strawberry aroma Dark brown nice layer Complex flavor: light treacle on fruit salad, maracino cherries, wood, cognac, chocolate. Comes together rather well Medium body. Brandy and berries retronasal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2010
A sweet yet balanced barleywine, with a roasty twist. This 1999 vintage tastes 6months old, not 11 years! Its odd tasting cocoa in a barleywine but it works!

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