Sambrooks No 5 Barley Wine
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Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Barley Wine
London, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
aenima (258) - Askim, - MAR 4, 2014
English yeast aroma. The taste is dominated by the yeast. Some caramel. A little bitter too. Not a good bw....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Gravicask at Beer at the River 14. Dark reddish brown hazy colour. Nose of sour stewed fruits. Very sweet in flavour with lactic acid and old plums. Steely finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth summer beer fest. Red orange hazed with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is raisin dried fruits, plastic, wood and low booze. Flavour is nice rounded fruits, raisin, sweet orange. Nice smooth ferment very clean. Good lingering fruit. Palate is full, viscous and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home, from ABM, 27/06/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate beige covering that retains well. Nose is caramel fudge, woody, candyfloss, toffee apple, light spice, dates, dried fruits, hint of booze. Taste doesn’t quite follow on from the nose, sticky apple pie, caramelised sugars, toffee. Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish licks and moderate booze tones in the close. Ok barleywine, doesn’t carry any huge amount of depth when held up to the best of them, but a solid easy drinking offering none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (888) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours clear amber with a small head. Fruity aroma. Some caramel, fruits in the flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6195) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear mahogany color with a minimal head. Aroma is sweet with fruits, some caramel malts, mild fruity and berry notes also. Flavor has also berries and fruits, quite juicy actually, some caramel malts and wooden notes on the finish. Sweet and too juicy for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (15092) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
5th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Lightly hazy amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate. Mild dried fruits. Smooth malts. A bit shallow. Lacks the malty depth and maturity of a good barleywine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle, poured into tumbler. Very dark amber, quickly disappearing light brown head. Nutty, toasty nose, very dark caramel flavour. Alcohol burn is nice on this November night. Oily texture. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6865) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle thanks to Kenneth. It pours deep ruby with a small white head. The nose is wood, earth, light spice, honey and dried fruits. The taste is woody, earth, toffee, oily, toffee, prune,raisin, date, honey and some alcohol warmth. Full body, fine prickly carbonation and oily mouth-feel. No real depth unfortunately, but it is pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle cheers to big Ken. Pours murky brown with a small beige head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of dried banana and apricot, toffee, biscuit, heavy cereal, dried oats. Taste shows dried banana, lollie banana, dried apricot, sultanas, and oats with a sweet and toily finish. Ok

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