Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Barley Wine
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (19734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at chrisO... Copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Light fizz... Soft fruits.. Sweet toffee caramel toffee malt...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4564) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a fair head. The aroma is roasted with some vinousness. The flavour is extremely bitter and roasted with a large malty port like quality. Overall a good heavily malty and roasted beer with plenty of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (8680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, big off-white head. Aromas of booze, toffee, resinous hops. Taste has a light booze burn, more resin hops, sweet caramel, cake mix finish. Oily texture, but a clean finish for the strength/style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1256) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy red/brown with a lasting small beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel, toffee, raisin, mild vinous, hops, grass, candy and booze.Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and light acidic. Body is medium, texture is thin oily, carbonation is moderate+. Finishes dry and thin’ish with lingering bitterness. Much too bitter barley for my liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2714) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [120514]
Deep red ruby, clear, yellowish beige large head, good lacing and head retention for abv
Aroma of sweet fruity malts, some sweet berry fruits, candi sugar, touch of alcohol
Taste of caramel malts, soft spicy hops, toasted malts, dab of dark honey, rather simple flavours, very boozy...alcohol obliterates a lot of the flavour in this
Palate - sift carb, full body, smooth, rather sweet. Finish - quite fiery alcohol, far too much booze in the finish
Overall - The flavour needs to be much richer and intense to offset the alcohol here, far too boozy, not that enjoyable to drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7126) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - APR 27, 2014
On tap. The beer starts intense, caramel, dark fruit. Hoppy floralness. The mainpart is stick, plums, dark cherries. Slightly bitter with a concentrated fruitiness. Dark, fruity intense with a hint of sourness in the aftertaste. Caramel, concentrated cherries, malty. --> Viscous and concentrated, very deep in aroma. interesting. 9/12/9/9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Darkl amber colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zvikar (4118) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Pours brown to red clear with a beige head, aroma is sweet and pleasant with honey and fruits, flavor is Alcoholic with caramel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tomer (2684) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2014
At a tasting, thanks eyes_wide_shut, crystal clear brown colour, aroma of caramel and dark honey, flavour of dried fruits, caramel and hay, alcohol quite on both the nose and pallete. Heavy and quite unpleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8413) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. High fluffy white long lasting head. Clear dark ruby body. Sweet roasted malt nuts aroma and flavor Low carbonation and a long bitter sweet dry finish. Alcohol not too dominant.

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