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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2011

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Old and In The Way Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed in the traditional English Barley Wine Style. Flavors of toffee, treacle and caramel emerge as the beer opens up. Enjoy this beer a little warmer to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in this beer. Brewed to be enjoyed as a sipping or fireside beer. Share one with a good friend. Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7857) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
On tap. Pours with a lightly murky, deep brown hued body with a receding tan hued head. Any attempt at lace is batted down by alcohol legs. Aromas are of bourbon, molasses, marzipan, brown sugar, vanillin, barrel, dates, oak, leather and mild oxidation. The bourbon character is a bit on the brash side of things (bourbon quality wise). Kola and kirsch. Flavors are of leather, brown sugar, toffee, chewy, caramel, bitter. Lots of oak tannin and vanilla. Medium alcohol warmth, low carbonation with lots of bitter tannins in the finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8019) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
This beer is a murky dark brownish-amber color with a medium creamy light beige head that recedes gradually to a film. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of roast malt, fruit and oak. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, dark fruit, earthy hops and oak. The finish is mildly boozy with an oaky bourbon and malt aftertaste. Pretty good all around.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6857) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2013
22oz bomber picked up at Perry’s in Livermore over a year ago. It pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a dark tan head of foam. The aroma is full up bourbon booze and vanilla as well as just a touch of spicy oak in the background. The taste has sweet malt soaked raisins and prunes and a bit of caramel. It quickly pulls up smooth sweet bourbon thinly ringed by vanilla and ends a little on the dry side. It seems boozy and bourbon-y but the more I drink the more I’m picking up the depth and rich beer notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9058) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Deep brown color, rich tan head. Flavors are loaded with bourbon, vanilla, cocoa, sweet brown sugar, chocolate cookies. Good, very good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDurden24 (1578) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2013
Brown pour, off white head. Aroma is boozy and caramel with some toffee and vanilla added in the flavor. Damn good! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6265) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle:   Super dark caramel, thin frothy tannish head, little lacing.   Malty nose, sweet, some toffee or caramel notes, slightly green.   Not as malty nor as sweet on the tongue.   Slight astringency, but not strong.   Feels like an English style Barley Wine, but one that isn’t too big or heavy.   Hard to believe this is 10.5% ABV.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   This one really needs to be thicker and heavier, and a bit more biscuit.   It finishes like a watery English style Barley Wine, some caramel/toffee like malt sweetness, little on the side of hop bitterness.   Hides its ABV well, but needs more body.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (667) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Deep ruby pour with no head. Faint sweet nose. Sweet dark fruits, syrup Mellow finish. Slightly sticky and faintly boozy. Easy drinking bw.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark red color with a minimal head. Aroma of ripe fruits, some mild hops, hay, dark berries, yeast and some mild spices notes. Flavor of ripe fruits, caramel malts, toffee notes, yeast, some hints of oak and vanilla. Very good.< br> 4315

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5636) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
65 cl bottle @ olio, no BBE found
Aroma has ripe fruits, American hops, woody notes and vanilla. Flavour has hops, gooseberry bushm fruits, resin and somewhat harsh malt. Barley wine in American way. This one has sometihng common with Cuvee de Tomme – but this is not that intensive. Good stuff anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted nuts and dark chocolate. Flavour of strong bitter floral hops, dark chocolate, toasted nuts, grass, caramel, grapefruit and syrup. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet, malty, strong bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3733) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
650ml bottle

Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet syrupy malts, toffee, caramel and sugar. Taste is sweet and sticky with notes of syrupy malts, toffee and caramel. Finish is stingy and sticky with hops, warming alcohol, syrupy malts and caramel. Too sweet for my taste.


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