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Old Brewery Tomahawk Barley Wine

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Brewed by The Old Brewery (Australia)
Style: Barley Wine
Perth, Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 3   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Tomahawk Barleywine is a rich and heavy ale brewed in high gravity. Traditionally the strongest beer in a brewery’s portfolio, barleywine offers massive body and mouthfeel. This intense, multi-layered malty beverage presents the drinker flavours of caramel and molasses. This is a great sipping ale and a perfect finish to any meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
Thanks to Owen for opening the growler Deep orange ruby color. Off white head. Lots of fruit in the nose. Tropical fruits to the max. Lots of guava and papaya. Notes of plum and sherry. Very English. Taste is just plain too sweet. Molasses, candied fruits and sugar. Way too much attenuation. Needed hops to cut the sweetness. Slow as sipper. Massive sugar sweetness. Great look and smell but massive blow to the body in sugar. Interesting take on the style though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
Tasting @ Cellarbrations Carlisle Carpark Brewday.
One of the last beers of the day and deservedly so it was. Oily and viscous looking; a ruddy chestnut in body that simply shimmered in the afternoon sun. Headless and near void of carbonation – so no mucking about this was a serious ale! Medicinal, whacky and indubitably English barleywine-esque is the thickly waft that continues to lift. Sherryish with plenty of caramelised plum and rhubarb, bitter orange zest, lavender and rose petals, sticky, sweet malts and alcohol spice. Thick, syrupy rich melanoidins infuse the palate into a retentive frenzy. Lots of molasses, dark, deep malts, treacly fruits and burnt, caramelised fruit mince late giving it an apex of bitterness before trailing off warming and fuelled. Floral, piney and earthy linger to shade the sweet flavours of the malt and co. Really warms the cockles. Would love to see this one bottled. Very well made and good to see another English style Barley wine produced here in Perth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2012
ontap at perth royal beer show tasting 2012 (think abv may have been 10.5%) solid delicious complex hop aroma solid multi layered hop flavour ovet smooth light malts quaffable

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