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RATINGS: 123   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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
11th February 2012
Hazy red - brown beer, good pale tan head. Softish palate, a little fine carbonation. Lactose creamy malt with minor caramel and toffee Good balance of bitterish orange marmalade hops. Touch of peach. Mild aniseed alcohol. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a lot of caramel with some sweet grains and just a hint of grass. Flavor starts with smooth caramel with sweet grains with a bit of grassy hops.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 28, 2013
2011 bomber. Poured muddy, deeper brown with a creamy cap of yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up fruity notes, toasted grains, and a touch of scorched molasses over sweet caramel and rich bready notes.. warm and inviting. The flavor found tangy, bitter, slightly broken-down pine, citrus, and lesser fruity hops upfront, with sweet, warm molasses and aged caramel behind.. peppery notes and more tasty fruit laced throughout.. finished spicy and warm with tasty, sweet malts backing. Medium-plus bodied and fairly aggressive with tartness and bitterness on the palate.. OK feel to it.. overall a tasty brew.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Looks solid in that there is a small shortly sustained head and a rich color. Not much else to say. I like the aroma, richness with a faint alcohol, light dark fruits and toffees. The flavors are less rich, partially cut down by a hint of alcohol but it isn’t hot by any means, there is just less richness and sweet density on the palate, still caramel and toasted toffee, just less of it, the dark fruits come out more, a bit of a pomegranate like note that has a faint itty bitty tannin aspect. mouth feel is medium bodied. Nice, solid, enjoyable Barleywine, not phenomenal, but a nice beer to drink solo in an evening.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2012. Caramely nose, fresh malts, pretty straightforward. Could really shine with a year in barrels.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5610) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Paul at Clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a deep, hazy brown body with moderate to light lacing. Aroma is maple, toffee, sugar and light earthy hop. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice bitter hop, maple and toasted malts.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricyclist (833) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Sample pour of deep murky brown with half finger khaki head. Nose is malty sweet and smooth. Corn and grains, wheat, alcohol... Toffee, but a lot of wheat. Flavor is light chocolate notes with more wheat and grain. Smooth and not too alcoholic. Drinkable, but not my favorite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6326) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a thin head. Sweet caramel malts, candy, toffee, grain, and lighter toasted malts notes. Slight lingering hoppy bitterness. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at James’s place. Pours a fairly clear amber with a medium sized white head. Sweet on the nose, caramel and wood. Medium bodied, a touch smoky, big bitterness, sweet malt. A bit of warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle shared by Paul at my house. Pours dark amber with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, dark fruit, burnt caramel and burnt chocolate. Medium body.


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