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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Irish Walker is brewed with six different malts and a blend of four classic hops. A long fermentation and cold aging makes Irish Walker a well rounded and complex Barley Wine. Irish Walker exhibits malty sweetness, fruity esters and malty balance. This ale will age well for years to come, or just enjoy now with good company. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
2010 version. The beer pours a red color with a white head. The aroma is brown sugar, molasses and roasted malt. The flavor is brown sugar, alcohol, chocolate, molasses, maple syrup and vanilla. A very complex, but still drinkable barleywine. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cavie (3780) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle courtesy mora2000. Clear red color. Rosy tints with a bubbly head. Aroma is sweet malts, clay notes and caramel sweet. Flavor is sweet malts, caramel and roastedness. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2012
Name: Irish Walker
Date: April 07, 2010
Mode: Firkin
Source: Brewfest, Hickory Hops
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: hazy dark amber, frothy tan head
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel candy, nice fruityness, touch of oxidation bringing in some sherry

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Irish Walker
Date: April 20, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths, Park Road
Vintage: 2011
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich sweet caramel, light earthyness
Overall: aging nicely with only a year on it so far

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.8/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Name: Irish Walker
Date: April 17, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Appachelian Vinters, Asheville
Vintage: 2012
Appearance: opaque dark rusty red, fine beige head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, fruity sweetness, touch of cooked cabbage
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, rich caramel, chocolate, light earthyness

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **+ /4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1367) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2010
A-pours a dark mahogony brown with ruby edges and a tan creamy head. S-the nose has lots of caramel, hints of chocolate malt and slightly burnt toasted malts, notes of citrus hops in the back. T-big time caramel and chocolate malt, hints of meat, slightly ashy, prunes, raisins with a decent bit of hop presence in the back, juicy grapefuit and citrus. So new but seems a little oxidized in the flavor. M-medium body, slightly thin, creamy and soft with lower carb but enough to hold. D-messy and slightly oxidized already, very singular with a dirty malt overload. not offensive but certainly not good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2010
22oz bottle @PreJam Gathering-pours a light brown head and dark copper color. Aroma is peat/roasty/chocolate-dark malt. Tast is peat/ashy/roasty-dark malt, secondary earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5118) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Dark reddish brown, big ring of foam. Smells like molasses, honey, and booze. Palate is crisp, but also earthy at the same time. There is a surprising bit of tartness in the flavor, too. Some earthy, malty notes, some woodsy flavors, too. Bottle 61 of 500. Sampled at 2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Beige cover, red brown body. Aroma is sweet, caramel, plum, prune. Taste is sweet, caramel, candy, figs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2010
2010 pre-Brewer’s Jam tasting. Pours dark orange with very small offwhite head. Aroma is caramel, peach, little bit of toffee, little bit of earth and dust. Flavor is orangey hops, little bit of caramel, raisin. Nice oaky finish. Yum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Shared bottle courtesy of Lance. Smells like licorice, maybe some sweetness. Very nice barleywine, even at 9.8% the alcohol is extremely subdued despite being the 2010 vintage. Sweet caramel and molasses fill the palate. I’ll look for it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (4104) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Great waxed bottle and label. Beer is absolutely orange - deep, brown orange. Sharp, very malty aroma, with molasses/bock notes. Sweet, hoppy, tannic, lots of prunes and raisins. Warming. Doppelbock finish - dark stewed fruit and peat. Thanks to LuckyDog.

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