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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAR 16, 2012
Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a trappist glass (or is it a chalice???) Dark in appearance with the crimson showing depnding on how much light you have, it pours with little head which dissapates to just the edges with a slight trace across the top. Aroma is caramel, smoky and as advertised something appealing as a slow sipping beer by the fireplace. Taste also is abundantly of caramel, roasty. Light on the carbonation and medium warmth going down.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle poured a murky brown with a light brown head that settled fairly quickly to a rimming of fine bubbles and good lacing. A dusty aroma up front followed by strong fig notes and sweet maltyness with subtle hoppy undertones. Flavors of sweet dark fruit (figs and chery), bitter malts, caramel followed by subtle notes of citrus. The Finish; the nose isnít itís best, the front end flavors are ok...but the back end and trailing after tastes are where itís at with this beer, let this one sit out for 20 or so minutes before opening to get the most out of it!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EastBayPints (20) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Aroma: Smokey. Tobacco, rough leather. Fig and raisin. Stiff dark chocolate. Appearance: Dark leathery brown. Complete opacity. Nice thin khaki head. Taste: Malty, coffee. Licorice and anise. Banana bread. The alcohol is well concealed. Palate: Stiff and chewy. Leather. Nice full flavored barleywine. Balance is nice. Not exceptionally sweet. Overall: A great after dinner barleywine. Mature. This should age marvelously.


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