Phantom Canyon Winston Smith’s Barley Wine
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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.78/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 327   ABV: 10.9%
Aged for 9 months in Stranahan’s whiskey barrels, Winston Smith’s is a deep amber hued English-style barley wine with aromas of vanilla, oak, and dark fruit. Caramel and toffee flavors blend together with bold notes of whiskey delivered in a smooth body followed by a malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ Bottle #96 ]. Light unclear medium brown amber colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, bread, caramel, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, salty, caramel, caramelized caramel - malt, dried fruit, light chocolate - vanilla. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120616]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orage to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense malty and overripe fruity. Thick malty, overripe fruity and ligering dárk malty to caramelish.msweet and light note of overripe sweet fruitiness. Smooth malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottled. An unclear dark amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, vanilla, wood, over ripe fruits, and prunes. The flavor is sweet with notes of whisky, caramel, over ripe fruits, alcohol, and vanilla, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of soy sauce. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of soy sauce and oxidized notes. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy amber with a tiny off-white head. Thick caramelish aroma, some overripe fruit - slightly oxidized. Rich body, lowish carbonation, a little manure(!), sweet vanillaish but not overly woody or Bourbonish. Has a salty character. Lovely. 160612

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty bitter hoppy caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty hoppy bitter caramel and dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2013 31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. Opaque dark brown beer, good bubbly tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft and airy. Nice toffee malts with a trace of tangy fruits including cherry. The bourbon is quite mild. Semi dry finish. Decent. 3.7

20th January 2012
Sweetish dark toffee, Nice dark fruits - prune and fig. Trace of vanilla before mellow whisky. Rich and tangy. Finishes with more dark toffee, this time slightly tangy. Touch of red berry fruits. A little aniseed alcohol but no real heat. Great BA barleywine. Very very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle. Dark, clear brown. Aroma of Jack Daniels, cocoa, dilute Starbucks. Taste is alcohol-soaked malted milk balls. Finally, an interesting barleywine!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (19378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Hazy dark amber color with almost no head. The aroma is sweet and nutty, maybe a bit buttery. Very sweet flavor, almost like a Thomas Hardy, with good malt and toffee flavor; there is an interesting pineapple freshness; in the final, some sweet nuts, alcohol, caramel; correct bitterness.
Very good, 70% classic British, 30% zesty American.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle #76 at The Barley Wine Tasting, London - thanks to Kenneth for bringing this one. Pours hazy ruby with a light, beige cream head. Nose of rich alcohol, toasty caramel with touches of ripe citrus and spicy herbs, pine, honey. Big sweet flavor with sugary bread, rich toffee, bit of vanilla and honey, very creamy toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sticky sugars, some spices, some citrus, dry bread, toast, more honey, faint cocoa, toffee. Lots of nuance here. Delicious.

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