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Old Chimneys Redshank Strong Ale

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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Barley Wine
Diss, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Previously 8.7%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1763) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Aroma: intense caramel, bread malts, molasses, sugar syrup. Appearance: dark, slightly hazy amber, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets expand, strong caramel, sugary, turning mildly bitter and dry. Overall: nice Barley Wine, not too strong in terms of ABV, yet nicely complex. Bottle from the brewery via Eebria, Diss.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2307) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle from Eebria. Brown pour with a beige head. Aromas of bonfire toffee, caramel and toffee apple. Flavours of caramel, orchard fruit and toffee. Sweet roast linger. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Craig’s. Mild gusher. Pours clear garnet with a creamy tan head. The nose holds lightly tangy, ripe fruits, musty leaves. Medium sweet flavor with hints of caramel, dried berries, grainy bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweetness to finish with some earthy bitterness, leathery fruits, berries. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6481-20140708] Bottle. Sweet fruity toasted chocolate malt aroma. Clear, dark red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light fruity toasted cardboard flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "I wasn’t so skinny so I didn’t have a such a resinous voice."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (1101) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at home, 6th December 14. Aroma, caramel, sweet malts. Taste is clean, not too sweet, caramel, some banana, good malt. Not bad for sipping by the fire

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (386) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
Bottle. Dark tan nice cream head. Big toffee but mellow. A woodiness. Nearly esters then they arrived. Caramello. Fig. Remarkable for the ABV.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18365) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Bruce! Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Crisp dark red amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is modest, malt, caramel touches, Flavour is pleasantly malty, lightly fruity throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle cellared several months, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nisse666 (4681) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle (lot 518 BBE 09/2013) many thx to the king of Scotland cgarvieuk cons 2014-07-07 Uddingston, Scotland AR: dark chocolate, madeira, rasins, pruns AP: deep ruby/mahogany, stouthy/frothy crème brown steady head F: soft wee carbonation, vinos, oaked madeira, rasins and pruns ie brittish fruitcake, dry, red grapes, wee chocolate - nice beer after a few French ;)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark red with off white head. Dusty aroma, some sherry fruits, berries. Taste of cardboard, dried fruits, caramel. Little sweet and a little bitter, some warming alcohol.


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