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Sambrooks No 5 Barley Wine
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Brewed by Sambrooks
Style: Barley Wine
London, England
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
aenima (289) - Askim, - MAR 4, 2014
English yeast aroma. The taste is dominated by the yeast. Some caramel. A little bitter too. Not a good bw....


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niall73 (2113) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Gravity pour at Brewmasters Theatre of Beer, Clapham. Pours cloudy amber with no head. Light sour citrus aroma. Eggy, puniness with citrus stuff... Infected I guess - it tasted awful. Rancid.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14509) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from Pigs Ear and drunk at home. Clear dark ruby amber. Lasting beige head. Sweet barley wine aroma. Golden syrup. I mean it’s a barley wine, some hoppiness on the finish. Sweetish, dryish, hoppyish. Fine. Just not enormously interesting but there is some orange fruits. OK.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (15951) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at chrisO... Copper... Thick tan head.. Soft sweet toffee (crystal) caramel nose.... Soft sweet fruits... Toffee malts

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle from London Brewers Market, Spitalfields Market, London. An amber coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, fruity aroma. Tastes sweet, fruity, caramel, quite thin, lacking in complexity.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (3367) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 25, 2014
330ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Clear dark amber color. Tiny size, yellow head, stays. Buggers, raisins, metallic, candy in aroma. Metallic, malty, caramel, sweet notes in taste. Medium bitterness. Sweet body. Something weird going on here.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9908) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
330ml bottle - thanks VastActive and the crowd from Hel!
Initially a rather off aroma, something a bit vomitty in the first sniff which transitions to something more pissy or crotchy in the second sniff. Very oxidised. Looked a nice copper, but was a bit flat. Fairly thin palate, rich malts to the fore. As it warms, the aroma improves significantly, becoming righly malty. Strange BW.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (4976) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
(Bottle, 0.33 l - No 4313 - bottled on 10 September, courtesy of VastActiv, 20141122) The beer poured deep amber and clear. Its head was small, sparse and white. Aroma had malts, signs of oxidisation, raisins and earth. Palate was medium bodied and quite dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, malts, caramel, earth and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. A somewhat weird strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6466) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
33 cl bottle @ VastActiv. Batch #255, bottle #4313, bottled 10.09.2014, BBE 09/2015
Aroma has sweet fruity tones, toffee and caramel. Also some harsh malt. Flavour has harsh malt, minerals, some hops, grapefruit and raisins. Alcohol is also present but does not disturb. Quite typical English BW. Better than I expected, I must say.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3370) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at home, Helsinki. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, some sweetness and malts. Needs more body but not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
330ml bottle

Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramely malts, toffee and syrup. Taste is stuffy, sweet and syrupy with notes of ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Finish is sweet and stuffy. Unbalanced.


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