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Iron Hill Oak Aged Old Tom
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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This classic English-style Barleywine is full bodied, has a pronounced complex malt sweetness that is balanced beautifully by the dryness imparted by the oak. A slight tart sourness rounds out this complex beast.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14062) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2009
Hand Bottle at home ... big thankt to GMCC2181 ... Hazy red ... sour fruity light woodyness nose very reminicant of barnyards and chickens but in a pleasent way though the faces on some of the others while the smelt it was a picture ... low to medium carbonation but it was a hand bottle ... sweet tofffee ... juicy malts ... just a tiny amoun of lambit tones (which worked very well for me) ... light lemon cremola foam ...little pine ... lovely

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2011
(Hand bottle) Pours a clear orange body with a small head. Aroma of vinous, caramel, oak, herbs, and brandy. Flavor of cherry, oak, florals, brandy, raisins, caramel, and grass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 8, 2010
12oz handbottle, thanks anonymous. Small beige head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, Brandy. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, some Brandy, light tart. Medium-full body, low stickiness

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
Hand bottled by Dickinsonbeer, thanks! Dark amber color. Oak, raisin and dried fruit in the aroma. Sweet flavor, vinous, oaky and malty with lots of dried peach, lemon, raspberry, brandy notes and fairly well hidden alcohol. Burning brandy in the finish. Lovely!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Hand bottle thanks to BrianK poured a hazy copper brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of oak, vanilla, carmel, dark fruit, spice and light toffee. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of oak, vanilla, toffee, carmel, spice and light plum with a smooth dry lingering bittersweet finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2009
Hand bottle from TheEpeeist. What a treat! Hazy amber pour with a great fluffy tan head. Aroma is so complex. Booze, fresh oak, funk, cheese, lemony notes and yeast. Flavor is sweet/tart with tons of oak, fruit, yeast, lemon, wet earth...damn this one has stood the test of time and then some! WOW!!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2009 Hand-bottle… This beer rocks!... Cloudy amber ale with an orange tint and a small, creamy, white head. The absolutely wonderful nose is woodsy, funky and fruity with notes of cherry Swee Tarts really standing out alongside a nice touch of vanilla. Full-bodied and very creamy with modest carbonation. Interesting flavor – funky, caramely - tangy, fruity goodness. This unusual marriage of styles works super well and totally blew me away. Big-time kudos goes out to axilla for shipping this beauty to me!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2008
On tap at the Wilmington location. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of vanilla, dark fruits, brett, wood (came out more as I drank it), fruity, some smokiness, and some citrus. Tastes of vanilla, wood, citrus, brett, dark fruits, and caramel. Smooth body with the alcohol content hidden. Too easy to drink. Damn this beer was good.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
Hand bottle shared by puzzl. Hazy amber beer with a thin head. Aroma is really quite impressive. Bright woody aroma with a touch of light lactic character. Fruity and lightly oaky. Bright vanilla and a touch of light white balsamic character. As it warms I get a very terrific orangey/fruity character. A bit of citrus and soft herbal undertones. Flavour is also quite nice. Slight cherryish sweetness. Surprisingly lean for a beer this big. Fruit is bright and tasty. Man... this stuff is delicious.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (7885) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Unfiltered rich tawny burgundy brown body with a small tan head. Intensely rich nose, extremely inviting and incredibly complex... heavy notes of acetic, buddy oak wine barrels are the first thing noticed, with a rich and tannic red grape skin note following, hinting at west Flanders red ale... more comments to come, RB is limiting number of characters...


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