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RATINGS: 324   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Moí Series. Widdershins, our counterclockwise biennial barleywine aged in oak casks reveals fruity notes of orange and apricot upon a foundation of oak, garlanded with earthy hoppiness. Our answer to waning daylight and frigid temperatures can be enjoyed immediately or saved in your cellar for a snowy day. Cheers!
Bottle Conditioned
25% Aged in Oak Cask
2013 vintage - 10.7% abv


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Pours a deep amber color, with a two finger off white head that had some staying power. Aromas of hops, sweet malts, and some more hops. Flavor isnít as sweet as I was led to believe. You can taste the alcohol from the get go, what follows is a nice mellow caramel/brown sugar (I Guess) sweetness that finishes with a nice bitter hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2659) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, oak, vanilla, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, oak, caramel/toffee, spicy hops, and dark fruit; Warm finish; Quite woody flavor - not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LearninBeer (470) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2015
2007 Bottle. The aroma is light fruity. Pours a brown/orange with a light brown head, slightly lasting with very good lacing. The taste is sweet then slightly bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation soft and the finish smooth. This beer at eight years old is very smooth, might have lost some of its bite but very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge convention, 24/01/2015. Thanks to Garrold. Hazed golden colourd pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is nicer ounded sweet caramel, little berry drired fruits. Flavour is composed of aweet caramel and toffeee malts, bit harsh boozy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14077) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
2007 vintage. 750mL bottle, pours a cloudy, filthy dark orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of dark fruits, oak, and oxidation. Flavour is quite cohesive, with dark dried fruits, caramel, and stone fruits. Really well-integrated. The oxidation isnít too prominent, especially for being 8 years old. Quite a nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Draft. Oak comes through nicely, grape skins, dried dark fruit, spices, sticky caramel, vanilla, some booze.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21796) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
20th April 2015
Hazy deep amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is slightly viscous and semi dry with good fine minerally carbonation. Slightly bitter toffee in the smooth malts. Mild marmalade and then more bitterness. A bare whisper of vanilla oak. Mild caramel before a semi dry finish. Strangely un-engaging.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (18222) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle shared at the Cotteridge Convention 2015. Thanks! Pours mostly clear amber with a foamy beige head. Sugary and bready, with notable alcohol, leafy hops, some woody dryness. Full bodied with average carbonation. Dry, bitter and wood on the finish with further leafy hops and dry caramel. OK.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackafholmes (1000) - - MAR 4, 2015
2013 Bottle from Abbeydale Beer Stop, Sheffield. Pours a light rosy brown with a small off-white head and lots of suspended particles. Aroma is bready and woody resin, caramel and apricot. Taste is strongly alcoholic and bitter, alot more hops than Iím used to in barley wine. thick and oily with nice level of carbonation. I like this, thumbs up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3442) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2007 from my cellar. Murky orange/amber with a thin white ring fora head. Complex aroma of toffee, vanilla, dried golden raisins, toast with honey. The flavor is not as sweet as the aroma hinted to. Not as full and complex. Lightly sweet and fruity with some hop bitterness that keeps it from being cloying. Perhaps beginning to thin out a bit.


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