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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Thanks for purchasing another offering in our Big Mo’ 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle at the Cotteridge Convention thanks to Garrold. It pours deep golden-amber with a decent white head. The nose is rich, oaky, earth, dried fruits, raisin, cherry, prune and red grape skin. The taste is bitter, wood, spicy, charred stuff, leather, honeyed cereal and light vanilla with some warmth towards the finish. Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Punchy. Not bad, but a bit too much oak for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (4867) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
24th Jan 2015: shared bottle at the Cotteridge Wine meet. Poured a hazy amber/copper colour with a weak, thin white head. The nose had a citrus, orange sort of aroma with semi-sweet molasses, the taste was also malty molasses with orange notes. Finish is more bitter, but this is a fairly sweet brew with the oak barrels imparting the fruitiness more than the hops (I think).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge wine convention; hazy light copper pour with a thin bubbly white head, orange aroma, taste has citrus action, caramel, vanilla, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3833) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle at cotteridge tasting 24/1/15, cheers!
Slightly hazy mid amber sweet caramalt, lraflitter, slightly soapy bittersweet, medium body low carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2015
660ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a small head. Aroma is caramel and toffee. Taste has toffee and bourbon.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8269) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle at Cotteridge Tasting, Saturday 24th January 2015 Orange in colour with a rim of white bubbles, thick in mouth, hoppy, bittersweet, pleasant beer, struggling to keep up with pace may bail out soon. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Garrold (2501) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear, copper colour. Cream coloured, bubbly head, that turns filmy. Dried fruits. Cherry chocolates. Spicy hop. Hint of green hop. Taste is boozy sweet. Turns dry, and grassy bitter. Slick palate. Plenty of chew. Drinks way under the ABV. Finishes boozy sweet. Light dry. Long lasting, vine fruit bitter. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (740) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Pours a brown color with a light white foam head. Aroma is oak, caramel, and dark fruits. Flavor is heavier on the oak, with some caramel and hints of dark fruit. Body is a little thin. Overall this is pretty good, with the oak giving it lots of flavor and character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2945) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Amber / copper body with a small khaki head. Aromas of alcohol, malt, candied fruit. Sweet and boozy. Cotton candy, hard candies. A hint of bitterness in the finish. This is ok. A small sample is plenty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nimbleprop (5798) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Clear orange with lacinh white head. Nose has heavy malt, heavy sugar, honey comb, some orange peel, mild soap. Flavor is sticky sweet, honey, malt, vanilla, caramel, hints of booze, marshmellow. Full, sticky, boozy finish.

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