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Highland Old Norway

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Brewed by Highland
Style: Barley Wine
Orkney, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Cask; Status uncertain.
At 9% ABV it sits nicely beside our Orkney Porter, also 9%, and is the first time we’ve brewed a barley wine. A lovely deep amber in colour, we loaded it full of American hops - and then we put some more in! All in the interest of balance, it also contains a small mountain of Maris Otter pale malt.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
Poured medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of honey, berries and some malt. Medium to full body, the flavour is moderately sweet with a lingering alcohol hit in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1615) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.2.2015. Aroma of fruits jam, grain. Taste is grainy, sweet, boozy, fruits. Lacks something.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Timmer_isurus (1) - Bristol, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
Drinking 330ml bottled. This is a great beer. Copper to deep red-amber colour, minimal head. Incredible aroma, strongly chocolate and caramel with smoked malt, slight hint of citrus and cucumber hiding behind. Mouthfeel adhesive and oily. Rich malty body, structured hops, alcoholic and slightly sweet aftertaste. Whole impression is extremely distinctive. Could pick this out of a lineup after smoking 20 marlboro reds and cleaning my teeth.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scottishchris (414) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Cornelius. Labelled at 8%. Irn bru orange, no head. Sticky summer fruits jam nose, underlying citrus tang. Sprightly body, good carbonation but still quite thick. Raisin and caramel. Wow.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6504-20140710] Cask. Toasted peaty grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick bubbly head. Bitter boozy orange roughage grains flavour with a quick biting finish. Medium-full body is quite boozy. Interesting start to the festival but not a bad choice. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours copper amber, taste is sweet, fruit, caramel, honey, nose is burnt toffee, fruity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-10. Crisp dark orange body near headless. 3+ Aroma is sweetly alcoholic and fruity. Flavour is similar, sweet malty core, pleasant fruit character, touch or what i want to call juniper probably isn’t. Smooth average plus to bodied palate, little carbonation. 3+ Nice, touch too alcoholic, some carbonation might help cut that a touch. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jamestulloch (2049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of toffee and lime. Flavour is very sweet - honey, syrup and an alcohol burn. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Far too sweet and cloying.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6055) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear orange amber, no head. Aromas of jam and marmalade, really jammy! Light spice there too. Taste is more of the same, light booze note. Slightly sticky, but I’ll put that down to the gravity pour, might be a bit zingier from hand-pump or bottle (please bottle this Highland!)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1739) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 29, 2014
Bona cervesa, es bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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