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Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Barley Wine
Dublin, Ireland
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
cask and bottled, special
An American style barley wine. Big on flavor, big on flavor, big on hops and big on alcohol. An unseasonably strong beer, brewed with lots of dark malts to give a rich malt character, finishing with a distinctive hop aroma and a little sweetness.
Malts: pale, wheat, crystal, chocolate, black
Hops: Galena, nugget, east Kent goldings


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11356) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to T-Broise. It pours clear deep mahogany brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty brown sugar, wood, resin, toffee, banana bread, fruit cake and some umami. The taste is toasty, sweet, sticky, umami action, brown bread, booze, dried fruits, wood and resin with a warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Quite a lot of booze and umami. Not sure on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (15545) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 from Callans Dundalk. Chestnut brown/amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is toffee, dark fruits, spice, brown sugar. Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit peel, dates, cake mix. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop presence and light warming booze. Ok barley wine, pretty simple but decent enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (623) - FRANCE - JUN 3, 2015
Belle couleur brune/rousse limpide, mousse miyenne qui se tient. nez de caramel, cafe, malts grilles, houblons resineux. attaque amere, caramel, resine, alcool. corps légèrement liquoreux, alcool quand même très présent. Manque de rondeur et de complexité. assez décevant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17210) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear copper with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of toffee, ripe berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with sugary fruits, syrup, raspberry. Medium to full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, sticky, with some earthy hops, ripe fruits, berries. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle; shared; Ale House; Chelmsford; 7th April 2015. Lots of carmael; oak; cedar; dried fruits; some oxidisation but not too intense. Nice mouth-feel. A well-made and interesting barely wine. Would need to outsource another botlle for a more comprehensive review.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (2551) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Very dark ruby. Aroma of grain, sth in particular, maybe rye, red berries. Taste is also dominated by that one grain. Sweet, very grainy, strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (1710) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown to reddish clear with a beige head, Taste is Alcoholic malts, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (270) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015
Es una cerveza de color ámbar con una pequeña cabeza de color blanco. Aromas característicos de malta oscura, frutas maduras, notas de lúpulo y alcohol. Sabor pronunciado a lúpulo y malta tostada con final largo, amargo y alcohólico. Cerveza muy agradable e interesante.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Keg at Porterhouse Central, Dublin. It pours a rich copper/ruby color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, lightly yeasty, with notes of caramel, plums, toffee and ripe apricots. Taste is sweet, lightly boozy, with notes of ripe fruits, plums, caramel, toffee, yeast. Full bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, nice Belgian style ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (20710) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
20th January 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and semi dry. Malts are smooth with unsweet toffee and a little drying. Alcohol spice. Mild skunky hops, trace of marmalade. Semi dry finish, not bad but does show the alcohol.


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