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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3587) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Intense grain malts, caramel, spiced honey. Hazy gold, small, creamy, white head. Light to medium sweet. Molasses, caramel, bread and grain malts, light bitters coming up, dry finish, lightly acid. Nice Barley Wine, nice, sweet aroma. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 26, 2016
330ml bottle, 8 % abv, shared with Roger at St Ola Bar. A hazy orange coloured body. Tiny white head. Minimal lacing. Dried fruity nose, hints of alcohol. Flavours of dried and ripe fruits. sweet jam-like. Prolonged ending with noticeable alcohol. Medium bodied. A tad too sweet for a higher score (Kirkwall 16.04.2016).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Half pint at The Paisley Beer Festival. Very dark. No head. Hint of mint. Smell of licorice too.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11667) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 14, 2016
33 cl. bottle. unclear brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavor of dried fruit, malt, caramel, spice, alcohol and a warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Manslow (1107) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2016
Butelka 0,33l Kolor bursztynowy, piana biała niezbyt trwała.Aromat karmelu z nutami winnymi. W smaku pikantne, owoce leśne i słody. Na podniebieniu słodkie, nagazowanie średnie, dobre piwo z charakterem.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle. Pour is amber with a thin head, aroma is sweet, fruity, slightly acidic. Taste is malty, very sweet, fruity, resinous, light bitterness towards the finish. Tasty

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (23039) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak yeasty hints. Sweetish malty spicy caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (2061) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark golden in colour, it has thick white head. Aroma is citrusy and malty with a hint of flowers. In taste sweet, citrusy, full bodied, smooth. Finish is medium to light sweet, it has medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
33cl bottle from Beer52.com. A golden amber colour with a thick cream head; barley sugar aroma; rich and buttery in the mouth with loads of hops giving a bittersweet taste together with some peach and citrus; and then a sweet barley sugar finish with lingering bitterness and warmth. Rather good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34344) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2016
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, hops, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, caramel, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.


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