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Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
South Stoke, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottled, Special;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (12088) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2016
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Clear amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, dried fruit, sweetness, spice, sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CloakedDagger (1977) - - AUG 15, 2016
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, British yeast and alcohol. Rich, sweet body, fruity alright with quite some late bitterness. But very boozy and hard to drink as it’s not overly complex. More like a Malt Liquor in a cute bottle. 150816

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (308) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Mörkt guldgul med litet skum. Doftar torkade frukter och honung, här finns också en liten blommighet. Smaken är först rätt kärv med en underliggande beska, men vartefter kommer även en liten sötma av torkade frukter, det finns också en alkholhetta. Munkänslan är trevligt tjock och lite oljig. En maffig barley wine.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - MAY 8, 2016
VINTAGE 2012. ASPETTO: Ambrato limpido, schiuma giallognola, fine, poco abbondante e che scompare dopo poco (ma normale, dato l’invecchiamento). AROMA: intenso e avvolgente. Sentori soprattutto di marzapane, caramello, toffee, liquoroso. GUSTO: Si avvertono con intensità tutti i sentori percepiti al naso, ben armonizzati tra loro. Amaro assente, ma dolcezza assolutamente non stucchevole. Sicuramente (sentendo le altre recensioni), se la bottiglia fosse stata giovane, si sarebbe sentito anche l’amaro. Ma a mio avviso, questa è una birra che si deve lasciare in cantina almeno 2 o 3 anni per goderla appieno. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo strutturato.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9141) - Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2016
11.2 oz. bottle (#00060) from Party Source. Pours a clear golden color with a medium sized eggshell head that didn’t last. The aroma has some buttery notes indicating a diacetyl problem. Flavor has caramel, butterscotch, mild fruity notes, a slight alcohol burn, mild herbal character, sweet, mild bitterness to the finish, this is disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7314) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2016
Biggish white head. Clear amber body. Fruity toffee aroma with delicate perfumy solvent notes. (Yes, I do mean delicate perfumy solvent notes, however odd that sounds.) Sweetish mineraly spicy fruity taste with wooden herbal notes. Fullish body. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dryish fruity mineraly spicy aftertaste with wooden herbal notes. This tastes like it would be amazing in 5-10 years. It’s really, really good already. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget, Torp.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nische (1920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2016
Bottled. Pours orange hazy with small head and long lasting lacing. Dry, grainy aroma with caramel, sugar, butterscotch and honey. Taste is semi-sweet with honey, caramel and butterscotch. A little bit off. Barley wine?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (8030) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Pours clear dark golden with a big fluffy white head. Sweet grainy aroma, raisins and date. Sweet taste, with a weak burn of alcohol at the finish, mixed with spicy sweet grains, nah, or rather meh

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
TEJA (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Lasting white head. Clear solid yellow color. Dry malty aroma. Harsh bitterness and unballanced. Small body for a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3560) - Bryne, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2015

Lukt: Malt og mye honning.
Utseende: Gyllen.
Skum/kullsyre: Tynt skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Søtlig malt og honning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@Systembolag, Nydt@Hjemme med Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@10%, Når@20.12.2015

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