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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%


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle thanks to Phil.
Cloudy red amber with a thin off white head. Good fruity, earthy malt nose with a good hit of hop resins and some faint ballsy alcohol. Fruity as hell in the mouth. The malt is superb and is backed up with lashings of sweet alcohol and superb fruit pudding. Thick and chewy but not at all cloying. Bloody good stuff all round.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Bottle, courtesy of PhilL, 27th Feb 2009. Hazy light brown. Very sweet and fruity. Lots of sugar and the alcohol is prominent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
27.5 cL bottle. courtesy of fonefan. Pours hazy and dark brown with a minimal head. Slight wooden and berry fruity aroma with a light yeast notes. Smooth and light caramel malty flavoured with a light bitterness emerging. Lingering breadish malt flavour with a vague fruity accent. Lasting fruity and yeasty impression into a mild malt based finish, rather subdued bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3538) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2008
275 ml bottle courtesy of a trade with cgarvieuk. Lot number 984, best before 01.02.2009. Pours cola colored with barely a film for a head and disappears almost immediately. Pleasant aroma of earthy malt, cherries and some very noticeable alcohol vapors. The flavor is fairly similar with again earthy malt followed by some moderate alcohol. Some cherry and plum flavors are also present, but to a much lesser extent. Zero bitterness to speak of at the finish. The mouthfeel is very similar to a light syrup with virtually no carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichardGretton (4294) - 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 (36036) - 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 (8323) - 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 (25083) - 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!


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