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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: Murky brown color with a medium beige head that dissipates quickly. Short strings of lace. Aroma of malt, grain and fruit. Full body with flavors of earthy malt, caramel and a touch of booze. The finish is slightly smoky with a malt and ripe fruit aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6767) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
pours a deep oily brown .. . low foam .. . caramel, dead leaves, maple, and horrible plums .. . quite sweet and quite out of whack .. . not that enjoyable, needs to cleaned up a bit .. . . isn’t illegal to drive with a beer on your roof?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (13850) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ataraxia (415) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Brown pour, small beige head. Caramel malt, figs, raisins, toffee, and dough. Cloying, sweet, full-bodied, and a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (2061) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2012 bottle. Pour is dark ruby brown with large bubbly tan head. Smell is musty raisins, caramel, old grapes, big malts, earthy. Taste is muddled dark fruits, minor cardboard flavor (not from oxidation me thinks), caramel, earthy hops. Malts do come of nice and creamy. Considering there isn’t too much age on this, I doubt it would be too much different fresh. Good but not great due to too much earthy/cardboard/old basement.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
22 ounce bomber. Crazy smells spill out of this one: barnyard gas and cheese, and I liked it. Dark brown appearance and tan head. Flavor is malt-driven, husky cheese and yeasty. Unconventional and inevitably off-putting for some who don’t care for cheese and yeast flavored beverages. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Overall, a fun beer that’s highly enjoyable in small doses. Anything more than 6 ounces of this may wear you out, so you’ll want to plan on sharing this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (4018) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle shared by Bob a couple years ago. Doubt I will see this one again so thought I would go ahead and enter my rating. Like the more current batches, this is your typical big, dark American barleywine made with tons of hops and malt. Lots of brown sugar, dark fruits, and caramel. Solid, a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17899) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8028) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7354) - 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.

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