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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Previously 8.7%


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (606) - 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 (2258) - 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

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
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4790) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EdKing (1981) - 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.

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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1877) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11891) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (2923) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2012
Bottle @ Cloisters. Pours dark and opaque with no head. The nose has toffee and maybe figs. The taste has figs and more toffee. The palate is sickly sweet - big structure but struggled to finish the bottle.


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