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OíHanlonís Brewers Special Reserve

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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 387   ABV: 12.9%
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Bottle conditioned. Also available in "2010 Vintage" from keg at The Rake in London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1138) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle, vintage 2010 enjoyed January 2015. Pours deep dark brown, with an ever so slight reddish hue, and as good as no head. Aroma is sweet and intense, with dark malts and toffee, and loaded with dark fruity esters and notes of madeira. Medium to light body, with a touch of carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with raisins, prunes and figs, as well as cocoa, tobacco, nuts and oak barrels.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5366) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet caramel, malty toffee, rich, slightly oxidised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (4524) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell.†2010 bottle. Ruby red / caramel coloured pour with a small half of head. Aroma is salty miss soyup, dark fruit and berry. Flavour is rum, raisin, viscous, some solvent, some age. Palate is lowish body, viscous, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
renffisch (860) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Cask at the Old Ale Festival @ the Sloaney Pony. Darkest brown with a red hue. No head. Sweet treacle nose with a woody touch. Deep smooth flavour of rum raisins. Very strong by now...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2152) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jfb (4346) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (18365) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12025) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4413) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5578) - 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

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