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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Barley Wine
Diss, England
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4260) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a fairly weak head. The aroma is lightly spiced and tart strawberry. The flavour is dandelion and burdock ’esq with a hint of spice and a roasted finish. Overall an average herbal ’esq beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle 275ml. @ TFODRBSG 2008, Ulfborg, Denmark
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, nutty, light alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (230808)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
evanrail (57) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 2, 2008
275-ml bottle courtesy of and shared with RobSog. Cloudy, even dirty medium-amber with plum and cherry notes in the nose. For 8.7%, the alcohol is well incorporated, and the body is slickly viscous with minimal carbonation. Nice bitter tannic touches on the side of the tongue. Good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8180) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown and red with a small head. Aromas are vinous, spicy and smoky with molasses. Yeasty with bubblegum and fair alcohol. Flavours are chocolate malts. Rich with warming alcohol. Spicy on the finish. Smooth on the palate except for slightly harsh alcohol coming through. Still good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
(Bottle 27,5 cl) Courtesy of fonefan. Clear deep orangey amber golden with an almost absent head. Aroma of caramel and overripe fruit with the alcohol clearly present. Quite full-bodied with plenty of overripe fruit and vitamin-C. Completely flat. Subdued bitterness in the finish but plenty of warming alcohol. 230808

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle - Very dark amber body, big bubbled beige head; Very pleasant deep dark caramel malt nose; Huge super balanced deep body, warm spicy sweet with very balanced bitterness; Huge aromas in huge finish, alcohol, dark dark caramel aromas. Excellent beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13800) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2008
Bottle, thx to fonefan. A clear, copper-colored beer, almost flat, except for some beige cask-like bubbles. Lovely malty nose, with beef-stock, caramel and roasted malt. Dried fruits too. Some alcohol warmth in the mouth, fullbodied, with tastes of caramel, malt and dried fruits. The finish is of the lasting kind, with caramel and beefstock. A quite lovely old ale, but it would benefit from a more pronounced and tasteful flavor. (080823)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 25, 2008
Botella. Lot # 1075. Clear amber-red. Aroma of mild dark fruits, caramel, liquor and toasty malt. Very good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel, well toasty malt and fruity flavour with mild liquor and bitter hops. Sweet malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10173) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2008
TFODRBSG08 Courtesy of Fonefan. The color is dark, red copper and the aroma has notes of roasted malt, raisin and caramel. The flavour has sweetness, notes of roasted malt, caramel, slightly dry citrus, raisin and other dark fruits, and it charming and nice to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6526) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2008
Bottle at Ulfborg RB tasting. Thanks fonefan. Poured brown with no head. Aroma is vinous with notes of dark malts and dark fruits. Flavour is very malty with raisins, prunes and port notes. Very good.


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