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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a tan head. Chocolate and toffee aroma with backing hops and light vanilla. Malt and toffee flavor with light darker malts and vanilla. Medium bodied. Toffee and vanilla lingers with light darker malts and light cookie notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Bottle from Pangaea Bottle Shop, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a robust dark molasses flavor that leaves an alcoholic tingle on the tongue.There is a very bitter anise-like finish. A nice complex sipping beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2012
A nicely made brew. Love the deep color and creamy head. Really nice roasted barley taste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12541) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled 0,66l (PBF, barrel aged and vintage 2011)
Deep ruby color, small beige head, Vanilla, toffee and bourbon in the nose. Medium-bodied. Lots of bourbon in the flavor, even pure, burning alcohol, vanilla. Way too alcoholic still although quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19309) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2012
Bottled at PBF, thanks to baggio’s American friend whose name escapes at this time of the night. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Bourbony caramel aroma. Sweet, full bodied, well rounded mouthfeel. Fudge wrapped in vanilla with heating bourbon and white pepper. Despite the sweet soft mouthfeel the heat of the bourbon takes over.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbardin (161) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle from a friend. Pours dark in the glass with limited head. Aroma is bourbon and malt, flavor the same. Nice but not particularly rounded. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3703) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9588) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with ruby highlights, medium fizzy light tan head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is bourbon, oak, caramel and toast malt with fruity esters and pine hops. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, bourbon and vanilla with oak, fruity esters and sweet malt with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6239) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rando7 (733) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle pours medium brown with light brown head, nice lacing. Aroma sweet caramel with pine hops. Initial taste of sweet caramel /toffee, a little bourbon with a bitter oak and resinous hop finish. Have to say I didn’t enjoy the finish at all, an unpleasant aftertaste.. Nice thick palate, soft carbonation.


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