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


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10974) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Keg at ICBF 13. Pours a deep red amber, with a thick lasting beige head. I got a lot of chocolate, molasses and heavy toffee on the aroma. Big boozy sweetness in the flavour, which, despite it being pure maltiness, remains quite complex. Very smooth with a nice sweet aftertaste. Great and big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
smelvis (2) - IRELAND - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Lovely deep amber/ ruby colour with a frothy head. Plenty of caramel and toffee with a woody undertone on the nose. Very full bodied but great balance between the sweet dark malt and bitter hops and nicely backed up by a significant alcoholic punch. Very good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beermack (684) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask conditioned at Porterhouse Temple Bar. Deep copper pour with thin white-ish head. Aroma gives loads of dark fruit, really heavy pine resin, grapefruit, and thick sweet caramel. Taste gives an initial rush of really sticky pine resin, plenty of thick sweet caramel, raisins, some nuttiness, red berry, citrus, more pine resin, some slightly metallic notes. This is big - especially for an Irish brew. Full oily mouthfeel. Loads of pine and caramel coat the mouth long into the aftertaste. Not much of a booze note surprisingly. Pretty thick and soupy on cask, apparently will be kegged in the coming weeks - think that extra CO2 could give it the lift it needs. Really impressed Porterhouse have had the cojones to do a truly American-inspired barley wine, well done fellas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (723) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Very dark amber pour, big creamy lasting off-white head. Big resiny hoppy nose, notes of fruits, caramel and cake. Flavour is intense, sweet caramel, bitter grapefruit, big whack of alcohol. Fizzy, medium bodied, warming alcohol finish. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4315) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2745) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2013
On cask at Bull & Castle. Appearance: dark ruby red, medium thickness dirty white head. Aroma: malty with a great deal of musky perfume, some dark fruits with a hint of sweetness. Flavour: Yikes, big boozy first flavour with a ton of malt and a ton of dark fruit (raisins, prunes, figs). Quite a biscuit like taste too with a very long malty sweet finish. Nice but an odd beer to release in June & not in the winter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (3427) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2013
Bottle at home from drinkstore
hazy ruby chestnut with foamy beige tinted head. Rich earthy red berries and dried orange peel. Medium carbonation, full bodied, curaco, sticky malt, Turkish delight, pithy bitterness, some higher alcohols. Savoury malt loaf, building sultanas and oranges. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10645) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from Garthicus, thanks! Dark amber color. Plums and grassy hops in the aroma. Malty sweet, earthy floral and grassy hopbitter flavor. Slightly alcoholic, dominant hops. Hints of oak. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7303) - 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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