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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - 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)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30902) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29207) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is raisins, sweet malts and some caramel. Flavour is caramel, plum, mild licorice, alcohol, sweet malts and also quite much tropical fruits. Finish has some slight notes of roasted or mildly smoked notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14174) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2014 Bottle at home 21/2/2008... very dark copper red ... slightly tart malt ... mmmm interesting ... very fruity ... raisons and plums ... light peppery ... juicy ... little hop in linger ... very tasty. little drying ... all round decent ale.

bottle at home ... 25/11/2011 ...deep red brown ... lovely deep dark cherry fruit nose wonderful aroma ... dark malts ... sweet cherry fruits ... light peppryness ... rich rich fruits ... dark malts ... huge fruit ... 4.3

bottle at home ... deep dark brown ... rich malts .. rich plums and raisins nose ... rich sweet malts ... juicy roast ... 4.0 Bottle at home... Deep red brown... Thin white lacing... Soft sweet dark toffee roast malt nose... Sweet toffee... Dark fruits... Dark sweet toffee... Oily fruits... Light dark suger... Dark malts 4.0

bottle at home ... deep roast ... soft fruits ... oily fruits ... soft toffee. likght fruit malts ... thin body ... 3.4

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 27,5cl bottle. Thanks to Jan & Charlotte. Pours amber brown with no head or lacings. Nose is slightly roasted with caramel, dark fruits & nuts. Sweet & round. Low carbonation. Smooth & sticky palate. Vinous with a tiny hint of smoke. Re-rate Y.N.W.A. : Dark fruit, earth, vinous, toffee. Delicious. 3,7 -3,9. Very pleasant & nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13573) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
Bottle, 8.7%. Weak malt syrup aroma. Clear chestnut colour, very small tan head. The flavour is quite sweet with distinct notes of malt syrup. OK balanced by the alcohol. Good alcohol burn in the finish.


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