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Hardknott Granite 2011

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49
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Formerly brewed at Hardknott
Style: Barley Wine
Millom, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Bottle Conditioned;


leaparsons' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle. Black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are coffee and molasses with raisins and Xmas pudding. Nutty alcohol with dark berries and a light smokiness. Floral notes with spices. Flavours are sweet molasses with dark chocolate and vinous and plummy fruits. Woody with a spicy, boozy finish. Good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1623) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle. Darkest of brown with a medium sized diminishing beige head. Caramel, cocoa, wort, toasted, earthy, brown sugar, dark dried fruit, bourbon? Medium/full body, medium sweet, light acidic, light bitter, salty, oily texture, soft carbonation. Unusual and perhaps a bit unpolished, but interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2014
Bottle @All My Vinyl Tasting, Edinburgh. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, caramel, toffee and almonds on the nose. Coffee sharp on the palate then some sweet tones, toffee and fruits. V.nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3420) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown, thin beige head. Big sweet toffee aromas, some dark fruit and malt. Taste brings more sweetness, a light booze note, and roasty bitterness. Very nice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DarkSideOfBeer (45) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 18, 2014
Splendido barley wine serie numerata,il sogno di ogni amante di questo stile a cui Hardknott regala un generosissimo mezzo litro; un’esplosione che ti lascia stupefatto al primo impatto e ti coccola nella sua frutta secca fino all’ultimo sorso

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8743) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at the White Horse winter beer festival, 22/11/13, listed as Granite 2013 but presume this is the same beer? Opaque dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering that retains well. Nose is rich dark fruits, spice, orange peel, burnt toffee, booze strains. Taste comprises toffee, candied orange peel, Xmas cake, pinch of spice, deep rich dark fruit notes. Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth palate, boozey warming closure. Solid cask barley wine, booze does become a little harsh at times.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15120) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
18th May 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Creamy malt nose. Palate is soft and airy. Fine carbonation. Minerals. Tangy malts, flirting with sour. The promised burned toffee is here. Sweetish marmite. A little sour cherry before the finish which brings more marmite. Unusual and tasty but I could not drink loads of this.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11250) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle from Euston Tap, London. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 140913

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (898) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
A very nice aroma like port. Flavor is fruity and sweet with some sweetness. Color is black with a light brown head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lembeek (143) - ITALY - APR 13, 2013
Mogano. Con abbondante schiuma cremosa. Aroma di caramello, vaniglia, malto, caffè, prugne. Nel palato dolciastra, con un amaro percettibile e acidità moderata. Alla lunga stancante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle 662 of 876 from A Tutta Birra, Milan; bb 24/10/2016, 1½ years old
Dark brown color with generous creamy head. Aroma of caramel, with light fruitiness, and old wood. Correct body strength; the mouthfeel is very smooth; the flavor is basically caramel, with notes of dark fruits, and quite evident alcohol; the sweetness level is moderate to low; correct bitterness; there is a light nutty touch in the end.
Good, different from most English Barley Wines, although not too exciting.


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