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Brewed by Heart of Wales (Neuadd Arms)
Style: Barley Wine
Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Cask & Bottle conditioned; Status uncertain. Previously 9.5%


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bottle from batch 0410. Pours muddy brown with little head. Aroma is sweet malt and flavor is the same. There’s some burnt roast taste with a lot of alcohol. One thing for sure, this beer would warm you up during a cold winter night .


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
leaparsons (8102) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Cask, Leicester Fest 13. Murky brown with a beige head. Aromas are chocolate and pear with brown sugar and prune juice. Nutty alcohol with fudge and spices. Flavours are alcohol with sweet brown sugar and autumnal fruit. Rough and unrefined Not great.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
oh6gdx (20392) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 26, 2012
Cask@Great Welsh Beer & Cider Festival 2011. Had in sampling amount, thanks to the bardude. Deep ambery brown colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is berries, sweet malts, alcohol, mild glue and some raisins. Flavour is rather similar except for the glue and alcohol, which are coming in too strong.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (19447) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
Bottled. Hazy mahogany colour, small coarse head. Salty caramel aroma. Sweet with full body, flavour is all heavilty salted caramel. Some vodka in an otherwise mellow finish. Just way too strong with not much balancing flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 15, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

ABV. 10.5%. Light unclear medium to dark brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark berry, raisin, plum, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, dark berry sweet, chocolate, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20110102]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7475) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2011
Cask at NWAF, Manchester 21.01.11 Pours dark, dark muddy brown with a bubbly white rim of cream bubbles and a slight film. Some banana, very boozy, not sure about this. A6 A2 T6 P3 Ov13 3.0

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15124) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
7th December 2007
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Rich and sweet beer. Porty and slightly fruity. Bitter dry finish. Dangerously drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2008
Cask@Pigs Ear Fest. Lots of sweet caramel and brown sugar notes. Lots of raw alcohol burn from start to finish. Yes, quite medicinal as well. Bit one dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2008
Bottle. Bought for an amazing £1.95! Brown appearance with no life whatsover. Deceiving presence of alcohol-without the bottle you wouldn’t believe it was 9.5 per cent. The subtle sweetness lingers .Not an outstanding barley wine but better than some.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
A Mes rate: Gravicask at Pigs Ear.
Dark amber with a rather chunky consistency and a very thin white rim. Thickly sweet and very assertive aroma. More of the same in the flavour. The malt is so sweet it’s almost tart. Medicinal and rather harsh fruity notes. Generally not a particularly pleasant Barley Wine.


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