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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Distinct sweet and complex flavor, this beer has been reserved and set aside for special occasions.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2317) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky orange brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar and toffee. Taste of lightly sweetened caramel, candied sugar and citrus hops. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2140) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Aroma is caramel toffee with slight fruitiness. Taste is fairly sweet with slight leather. Fairly high carbonation

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is apple, apricot, and some roasted malts. Flavor is malty, apple, apricot and a roasted malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Growler from egajdzis, Thanks Eric. Dark amber color. Good carbonation. Growler filled to the brim. Mild aroma with malt. Heavy body. Sweet. Tastes good, but young. Needs some age. I bet the barrel aged version of this is awesome.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a clear amber color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, floral hops, butterscotch, dark ripe fruit. Flavor is also malty and sweet with ripe fruit notes, some hints of coffee and wood, caramel and honey notes as well. Generally medium body with a slightly boozy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Goodgrief (1762) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
"Old Tom Barleywine" - Had a 4 oz sample from their sampler (so not the best foundation for a review)...but I thought this was very good. Strong alcohol aroma but the taste was surprisingly smooth...especially compared to the other barleywines I’ve had. They do it right at Iron Hill. Very good...I’d have this one again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1498) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2008
"Old Tom" On tap at the Wilimington Brewery: Amber in color. Good lacing, and an ok head. Aroma was weak smell of dried fruit. Flavor was smooth! Sweet dried fruits. Texture was medium light, no carbonation. Over all pretty enjoyable but not as good as their sasquatch!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, bourbon, coffee. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, malty, coffee.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Very cloudy copper/amber colour with a small head. Raisins, plum, booze on the nose. Thick, sweet palate with a long, sweet, warm finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
desurfer (1209) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Wilmington. Pours a deep garnet with little head. Aroma is very malty and fruity, like sweet dark berries. Flavor much of the same, a big sticky maltiness with a subtle hop profile lingering in the background and finish. Excellent!


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