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


on tap

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14243) - Hjbjerg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
Bottled. A deep red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of caramel and nuts. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as lighter notes of oxidation and nuts, leading to a dry and slightly oxidized finish. Thanks fonefan for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2009
Lot Number 1075: Dark brown. Sweet figgy malt aroma with plenty of alcohol. Taste is thick, plummy, leathery and sweet, like an expectorant. Slight dry finish. You could go on for quite a while noting the flavour hints that emerge as it warms in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11282) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Cloudy copper with a lasting ivory-coloured off-white head. Aroma of toffee, biscuit, dried fruit - a lovely Christmas pudding. Sweet and rich malty flavour with toffee and biscuit, some dried fruit, and warming, vineous alcohol

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7316) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2009
275ml bottle purchased at the brewery shop. Heavy opaque cherry pour, beige foam collapsing to a broken rim in minutes. Nose doppelbock buttery red fruit and marzipan, lots of alcohol and almond. Indescript buttery cherry booze, alcohol-packed but not unappealing. No aged, vinous or oaky tones. Wholemeal and liquorice emerging in the nose, sugar like Kasteel. More doppelbock or barley wine than old ale; extruded rabbit food cereal crumbs,caramelised demerara sweetness, Battenburg cake. Some old leaves in a plastic bucket. If this was in a can and I was sober Id probably slate it. Alcohol bullying any soft red fruit into submission. Not the best of my Old Chimneys box. Im going to bed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4114) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2009
Bottle.Brown and slightly cloudy.Small head on pouring and a strong presence of alcohol. Slightly sweet with a medium body.Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2009
Thanks to Phil l for bringing this bottle to the Bricklayers Arms Yorkshire Fest 09. Lovely red fruits, gorgeous, not much carbonation, but lovely strawberry jam. It is very drinkable and quite glorious. Bit sour. Lovely red soft fruits.

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