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Ridgeway Imperial Barley Wine

Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottled, Special;

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolas510 (874) - Vänersborg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2015
Bärnstensfärgad med vit skum. Doftar och smakar mycket karamellmalt och russin. Lite spritig men med bra fyllighet och beska

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
omhper (21268) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2015
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear pale amber, small head. Boozy nose with apples, butter and caramel. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Syrup diluted with sheer alcohol. Boozy finish. Just as generic and poorly executed as you’d come to expect from Ridgeway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stefannilssons (1541) - SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2015
Mmm, det här var rätt okej, men smaken sitter inte helt på plats, tyvärr. Kroppen är stabil och balansen likaså, men smaken var inte helt okej.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1386) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Flaska 2015. Bärnstensfärgad öl med gulvitt skum. Doft av russin, frukt, malt och bröd. I smaken tillkommer karamell och viss jordighet. Hade nog vunnit på lite lagring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (8999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle thanks to Dan. It pours clear deep gold with a small white head. The nose is sweet, toasty, oily, stewed peach, orange, melon and pear. The taste is sweet, rich, oily, honey, candy, pear, apple pie, candy, caramelised sugars and some alcohol boost with a sweet, warming finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Simple barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (3218) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle share at Paul’s. Vintage 2012 bottle #10742, 10%. Pale orange, slight haze, small foamy white head. Aroma is toffee, orange, simple sugars. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, caramel, earthy astringent resin cutting through it. Sweet n simple barley wine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
grubypawel (241) - - JUL 9, 2015
Pours deep amber with some off-white head. A caramel aroma with significant alcohol. Low bitter finish. Tastes more like a trippel than a barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle @ Croydonia. Amber with a small head. Nose of apples and caramel. Vanilla and peach. Taste is similar. Sort of hot and grainy. Croissant. Toast. Full and rich. Oily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton (13954) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Vintage 2012. Pours clear gold with a frothy white head. The nose holds caramel, ripe citrus and bread. Heavy sweet flavor with piney hops, caramel, metal, earth. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming and oily on the finish with crunchy grains, rindy orange, bread, toasted caramel. So so.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (13365) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle from Sysyembolaget. Clear holden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, bread, grainy notes, some toffee. Malty toffee flavor, gun powder notes, sweet, vsnilla, raisins, a bit boozy. Unbalanced and not a favorite.

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