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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: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Previously 8.7%


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2014
27.5cl bottle courtesy of markwise, thanks Mark. It pours with a murky amber body that supported a two minute long tan head. The aroma offers up malts, a dash of biscuit malts to slightly roasted malts and then it heads into firm levels of brown sugar, plums raisins and a bit of booze at the end of the draw. The taste begins in a similar fashion with some smooth sweet malts lined with a malt sweetened mild roastiness. The brown sugar note quickly kicks in along with plums and raisins and a slight boozy roughness. In the background there seems to be a little molasses to sort of fruit cake notes. Decent old school barleywine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
275ml bottle from ABCBeers. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. A smooth barley wine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1312) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Casey. From a 2005 bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown. Lots of prunes sweet malt and chocolate in the nose. Lots of dark fruits in the flavor. Mildly carbonated. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1054) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle into bowl shaped glass. Very dark, with a creamy head. Malty, light roast aroma, smells good. Smooth, dry, with good body. Light roast malt. Good but lacks the depth of the likes of Gulden Draak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Poured a clear dark brown with a broken off white head. The aroma is rich and surprisingly alcoholic leading to a strong bitter flavour with a malt alcohol liqourice palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Could do with just a little more alcohol I feel. It needs to burn a little more than it does.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, sweet fruit and raisin. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - SEP 13, 2013
Purchased a couple of weeks ago from brewery. Ratebeer describes it as an ’old ale’ but it describes itself as a ’barley wine’. Drunk on a horrible rainy night. Pours a fairly boring dark brown/black with very little head. Not looking that inspiring! Smell is pungent caramel, toffee, old ale, ’raisin’, maybe some raspberry/strawberry in the background. Body is light to medium, a little foamy. Taste - plenty of toffee, raisin, spice. It’s very similar to the Founders Dirty Bastard that I’ve just finished, but the body is slightly inferior so it loses a mark for that.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (483) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
From a Craig’s tasting in Eberger. Very smooth. No carb at all. Light richness with that nice medicinal quality I often assocuate with good old ales. Some soothing red fruit and caramel too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Dark caramel, soft haze, off white frothy head
Aroma - soft toffee malts, some nice soft raisin malts, mellow
Taste - caramel malts, nice toffee malts, dark fruity malts, raisin
Palate - soft carb, smooth texture. Finish as main flavour, smooth
Overall - Tasty mellow smooth old ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2012
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is biscuit malt, dark fruit and toffee. Flavour is malt, dark fruit, toffee, flowery hop and sweet notes which is well balanced by some nice hop bitterness.


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