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RATINGS: 120   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!


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2012
2012 Vintage. Coming down the 40, and I always make a point to stop by this brewpub for a bite and pint (or 2). I see this one on the shelf all the time at my local haunt, but for some reason I always avoid it. I’m just not a huge Barleywine guy I guess. This time though, I was in the mood so I finished my meal with this one. Came out in a stemmed goblet. As with most "imperialized" brews, this was not a full pint, unfortunately. A ripe plum color with faint ruby edges. The cap of froth was short in size but not short-lived, as each sip left a perfect ring clinging to the glass. Rich aromas of dark fruits, booze, and some light earthy notes. Clean mouthfeel, rich and deep, envelopes the palate. Subtle carbonation lightens this one up just a smidge. Great decadent fruity flavors of fig, plum, and raisin. The alcohol add just enough heat to this, but in no way overpowers. Sweet candy-like flavors on the back end keep this balanced, and tone down the richness of it a bit. Bitterness is present, but again, subtlety is king. Definitely sets itself apart from the Americanized versions of this style. This was rich, tasty, and ever so easy to drink. I think I need to pull the trigger on some bottles now.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (111) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is heavy malt, toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is carried over from the aroma. The flavors are big malty, caramel, and toffee. on the sweeter side. Mild and creamy, an easy drinker. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4940) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Murky brown with a cream head. Nose is rich malts, wood, toffee, sweet, light fruit. Chewy palate, alcohol, sweet fruit, caramel and toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
LuckyDog (307) - - OCT 24, 2014
I don’t usually like barley wines, but this was write good. A little sweet, but very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
same label, but this batch was 9.6%. nice to have a flavorful, robusy barleywine that’s not 11-15%. well balanced abd excellent all around. a little earthy malt with a healthy dose of toffee and caramel. floral hops and pleasantly bittersweet in the finish. Well done."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kassner (1362) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
finally opened a bottle from Perfect pour. brown cloudy full of malt and caramel, really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from Jay. Pours dark/medium brown with tan foam. Smells rich and sweet of caramel, molasses, and a touch of anise. Tastes initially very different from the nose, very bitter and not terribly sweet, but as you wait, or introduce air, the sweetness comes through with raison, molasses and dark caremel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 5, 2014
650 ml. Hazy copper brown with a lasting film of cream. Nose is earthy toast, walnut, cocoa and caramel. Taste is caramel, chocolate, earthy oak, citrus and whiskey. Medium-heavy body is to the sweet side, shows a bit of warmth and has a medium-high carbonation that fits the brew. A bit boozy, but not overly so.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11389) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange brown with a transient tan head and a chocolate and whiskey aroma. There is a rich dark molasses flavor with a warm alcohol trail. Goes well with bleu cheese.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1162) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours brown with tan head. Dark fruit aroma with heavy malt. Taste some booze. Dark fruits. raisins. Roasted malts. Some wood


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