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OíHanlonís Brewers Special Reserve

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Brewed by Hanlonís (prev OíHanlonís)
Style: Barley Wine
Newton St Cyres, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Also available in "2010 Vintage" from keg at The Rake in London.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1475) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle. Mitchellís Wines, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Halo of white. Sweet, treacle woodiness. Some vegetable water. Taste is heavy sweet. Not unlike a fortified wine. Relief by way of a light, vinous dryness. Palate is as chewy and thick as it gets. Loads of booze. Blimey, this is tasty gear. Getting some overripe pear juice now. This beer is all in the taste, and on the palate. Slick, boozy, chewy barley wine, that took me by surprise with its downright bigness. The tastiest £2.50 Iíve ever spent! Which is probably a bit of a bargain...

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
(bottle) hazy brown colour with no head. aroma of cherry juice and brown sugar, slightly oxidized, with a hint of cardboard and some treebark. flavour is mostly caramel, treebark and alcohol, with some notes of treacle and liquorice. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16932) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Vintage 2010. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (11036) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
RBESG 2014, Sunday tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, London. Dee amber beer with a small head. Raisins aroma, figs, caramel, plums, vinous, licorice, some grapes. Raisin flavor, alcohol, earthy notes, figs, caramel, some chocolate, Quite ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (3787) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Clear brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, malt, caramel, dried fruit, raisin, plum, alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
RBESG grand tasting part 2
Cloudy amber with a small beige, no lacing. Aroma is woody and sweet malts. Flavors are woody, dark ripe fruit and caramel
Decent

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Raisin, plum and dark sugars. Muddy brown with almost no head. Prunes, dark sugars and some woody notes. Woody slight sweet and bitter finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miquelcrush (1408) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 28, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, molt aromŗtica, gustosa i complexa, en cada glop es descobreixen coses noves. Muy buena cerveza, muy aromŠtica, sabrosa y compleja, en cada sorbo se descubren cosas nuevas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark copper brown with a thin foam. Aromas are raisins and toffee with marzipan alcohol. Plummy with tobacco and red berries. Herbal with meaty notes and soy with spices. Flavours are toffee with meaty, bonfire notes and plummy raisins. Woody with earthy pear and spices. Funky mellow lemony yeast with gritty cocoa. Fairly plummy and vinous. Boozy and peppery but quite quaffable. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1016) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Dark amber, absolutely no head. Vinous aroma of ripe plums, port and dried fruits. No carbonation.


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