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Brewed by Highland
Style: Barley Wine
Orkney, Scotland
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tombyars (1453) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - JAN 11, 2012
Tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in May 2010. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong jellied fruit confectionary in the long aroma. Thin but milk like texture in the rich mouthfeel and poor lacing. Strong pale malt complexes deliver a robust juicy maltloaf base with rich notes of lychees, honeydew melon, pineapple and soft brown sugar. There is a slight hint of tropical fruit flavoured hop flowers in this with pine resin evident in the long aftertaste. Malt returns with sweet linctus notes of golden syrup and fermented gaia melon, smoothly warming the throat. Fantastic stuff and highly recommended, try this out along with the Porter what a combo. Highland brewerys portfolio is Scotland’s answer to Thornbridge - bring it on!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1402) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
26.2.2015. Aroma of fruits jam, grain. Taste is grainy, sweet, boozy, fruits. Lacks something.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Cask at Bow Bar. Pale orangey amber, thin creamy white head. Rich fruitcake nose - marzipan, apricot, golden syrup, slightest hint of grassy, maybe mango hops. Sticky sweet, honey, hint of almond, slightly resinous hops, warming alcohol hum in a sweet but grassy finish. Very sweet, but very nice. A dessert wine of a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuartyboy (807) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
On cask at sraf 2013 Amber beer with a rich aroma oily mouth feel strong alcohol taste very fruity like sherry with some carmel nice beer for the style

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scottishchris (365) - 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.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
witthatsbier (364) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
pale golden little nose little bit of sweet grain,taste is just sugar sweet cloying obviously not enough of the sugar has been brewed out,really poor apart from the strength this could be a beer for the alcopop generation yuk

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Cask at North Bar, Leeds. Pour an orange-gold, finger of head that lasts. Aroma is sweet, with some hops, grassiness and a hint of maple syrup, but I think its dampened by the head. Taste is very sweet - golden syrup, caramel, with a hint of hops, a little honey. Cask suits it, but leaves it a shade cloying. Need to drink it slowly. Sweet finish dies after a medium length of time, leaving a lifting grassy bitterness to end. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Alcohol burn in this decent cask barley wine - thick and chewy with a hint of hops. Solid effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
Cask at the Bow Bar. Red-gold with a lovely half-centimetre of creamy white head. The nose presents mango, some citrus sweetness. Immensely rich tastes: complex, boozy, marzipan, almond, resin, raisin, an almost dessert wine-like sweetness, and some woody sort of mahogany aspect to it as well. A real winner.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
All of the toffee flavours, deep aroma, thin feel but hoppy, tastes very nice and a good winter beer


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