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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2012

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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. 11.0% Alc. by Vol.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1162) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours dark orange, with a small, beige head. The aroma is butterscotch, oak, butter toffee, vanilla, and some grapefruit. Very sweet, with a good bitterness coming forward in the finish. Heavy body, thick, and a little clingy. Overall, this is a nice, malt-bomb of a barley wine. The hops balance it nicely, but are not prominent in the nose or flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1533) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours dark ruby. Aroma is black tea, lemon, toasted. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, fruity, licorice, cough drops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Ale Alpharetta. Aroma is dried fruit, caramel malty, candy. Taste is that of an english style barley wine as I picked up on just a bit of citrus hops. Faded perhaps based on some older reviews. Taste is dried fruit, caramel, candy sugar, bready, some warm alcohol notes. Maybe picked up on a bit of oxidation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14474) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
16th February 2014
Hazy deep red - amber beer, short cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and very slightly viscous. Mild fine carbonation keeps it lively. Smooth creamy malt, sweet cream here. Toffee cream as well. Light spice and dried fruits. Smooth finish. Rich.and tasty malt led beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1270) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 22 fl.oz from erzbierschof.ch. Superb red "sunset", thin ans fleeting beige head, living crackling. Alcoholish aromas, caramel-molasses, fruity, Brandy. The mouth is very sweet, licorish, unctuous and warm, rich of toffy-molasses. Malted sweetness with notes of peach and cooked fruits, pepper and a citrusy bitterness which cuts the final alcohol-caramel. Alas !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
On tap at 10 East. Tons of brown sugar, toffee and caramel dominate the aroma. The flavor explodes with multiple layers of caramelized brown sugar, nougat, vanilla, and french toast. Not sure if this is barrel aged or not, but I swear I could get a hint of oak character. A winner from Steve.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen
Even if it rested for 3 months, it pours a cloudy amber-brown color, with small head; apparently viscous. Aroma of caramel, fudge, with a fruity vein; a bit nutty (that is more American than British). Strong body, round mouthfeel; caramel and toffee flavor, sweet but not syrupy; it has a medium expected bitterness, with some hop resins and some sweet oranges fruitiness.
Good but modest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (10259) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour is alcohol, malt, caramel, dried fruits, hop. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10735) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Clear light amber small white head. Aroma is quite nutty caramelly mild woody liqueur like note. Flavor is malty bitter nutty slightly boozy liqeurush sweet wood bitterness good combo of bitter and fruit sugar

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6349) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle from Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark amber with a nice beige head and a nutty treacle aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses flavor with some oak and a pleasant alcohol trail. Seems better than the previous year version.

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