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RATINGS: 117   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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35088) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Courtesy of JensenTaster ]. Clear medium red brown colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, berry - fruity, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate malt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110525]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15124) - , 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Draft at the source. Very dark maroon color, beige edge head. Aroma of dark coffee. Taste is burnt coffee and dilute chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11954) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2010
(22oz bottle, 2010 vintage, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of plum, raisins, caramel, orange, and peat. Flavor of caramel malt, raisins, plum, some chocolate, and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2010
22oz bottle. Small tan head atop clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some raisin/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some raisin/vinous, orange, alcohol, light chocolate. Medium-full body, low carbonation, low acidity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11188) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle. [thanks JensenTaster]
Pours a nice clear red with a good, creamy, off-white head on top - just lovely. Aroma has caramel, sweetness, light vinious, light fruity with apples dominating. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good malty sweetness, toasted caramel, light vinoius with some chewy biscuity malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11131) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle from Timfoolery. Pours dark brown with an orange tan head. Aroma is heavy brown sugar with some distinctive med dark fruit. Near full bodied. Flavor is sort of woody, treacle with hints of fig and raisin. Pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (11122) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at RBWG 2013 Grand Tasting. Pours clear amber, fine creamy head. Classic American barley wine, lots of bitter pine, some caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, leafy buttress, pine, caramel. Good stuff. A bit bitter, though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11086) - 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.

3.4
   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


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