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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2012

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


Theis' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear amber/brown - white head. Nutty, buttercokies, barley, bisquit, roasted, ok hoppy, citrus freshness, ok bitterness, fruity notes, caramel, rather malty.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"A medium bodied barleywine. Sweet leaning for sure, both in the nose and flavor. Some pleasant things going on fo sho. Caramel and Fruit. And oddly herbal hop profile takes away from it."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. An unclear, glowing reddish dark amber colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. Rather sugary aroma with dried apricots, some alcohol, notes of resins and pine cones and a little caramel note. Dried fruits, caramel, resiny and piney hops and some caramel in the flavor. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level, a tad sweet on the palate. Lasting finish. Too sweet and a bit light perhaps, and lacking a bit on the complexity. 140816

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, raisin and plums. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet fruity and slightly cocoa and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, dried fruits, some floral notes, vanilla and bread. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol,vanilla, some bitterness, fruitiness and caramel. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1615) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Pours dark ruby. Aroma is black tea, lemon, toasted. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, fruity, licorice, cough drops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1830) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (1286) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1299) - 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 !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2326) - 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.


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