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

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Previously 8.7%


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Bottle bought at the brewery. Colour is a cloudy dark brown with reddish/maroon colouring, thin white head.Nose is alcoholic, port fortified wine, buttery, chocolatey, cocoa powder, some ruby red ale fruit, bit of orange peel. Taste is nice. Caramel and chocolate, strong ale fruity, stewed Winter fruit, bit of cherry and that port wine flavour. Very little bitterness at all.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1800) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown whith a twist of red. No head.great nose. Lots of over ripe fruit sweetness. Some bitterness but a clean finish. Plenty of alcohol warmth. Good gear.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at Cloisters. Brown, maroon colour with little-to-no head. The nose presents toffee, caramel and a decent whack of banana. Smooth palate, though not without a refreshing fizz. Flavours of red-fruit, honey, raisins, almond and marzipan. Really nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at Cloisters. Very dark murky red/brown, no head. Rich berries, fruitcake, honey nose. As it warms, slight port characteristics begin to show also. Sweet viscous palate, chocolate, spices, red fruit, soft and sweet spiced hop finish. Delicious.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours a dark ruby - brown colour with a thin light tan head. Aroma of raisins, alcohol, treacle and berries. Similiar juicy fruit flavour of berries, treacle, cherries and coffee. Alcohol fairly present with a hot finish. This is delicious!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
Hazy ruby with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. Very soft and full bodied. 071111

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11234) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Murky brown/amber with big beige head. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruit, bitter, hops, yeast and a little sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 13, 2011
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. DArk amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bitter intense vinius flavor. Long modrate bitter wonderfull finish. Creamy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, hops and alcohol. Nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
29th March 2008
No bitterness. Just a porty malty cream with a light toffee note. Very tasty without being overpowering.


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