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Brewed by Old Chimneys
Style: Barley Wine
Diss, England
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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Previously 8.7%


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cluny6 (115) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2008 Pours dark amber , cloudy with sediment. Strong, sweet, phenolic, caramel, x-mass spices aroma. Sweet taste reminiscent of overripe fruit. Few hops present. Thick, oily, with almost no carbonation. A winner. A

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (13935) - 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

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1420) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Casey. From a 2005 bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown. Lots of prunes sweet malt and chocolate in the nose. Lots of dark fruits in the flavor. Mildly carbonated. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13215) - 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.

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!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dantheman278 (1359) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2003
Bottled. Mahogany/cheery coloured body, with a fine carbonation. Complex sweet fruits mask this strength of this beer to produce a very fine beer indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle at ronnies, bottle conditioned. This is a barley wine as there are no old ale characteristics at all, and it isnt old. Alround. ruity, spicey, sweet peppery malt, rich cake, really complex but incredibly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
Bottle that was brought over in a case along with our beer order for Merton Beer Festival, thanks to Marc Bartram Poured a reddy colour with a light beige head. The aroma as Loz pointed out, had more than a nod to a Terrys chocolate orange, but along with this there were some soft molassess. This was a well crafted beer, smooth, easy drinking, alcohol well hidden, very nice. There was no chocolate in here but whilst on a confectionary ramble I did get a very brief hint of curly wurly bar. This was a barley wine, I’m sure of it, but hey call it what you will. A soft and warming beer that was as welcoming as some well worn slippers, great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henrikb (1257) - 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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