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Samuel Smiths Strong Golden

Formerly brewed at Samuel Smith
Style: Barley Wine
Tadcaster, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Bottle: Pasteurised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2011
Light, complex. Sweet, lots of spices. Some hops, fennel. Long syrup finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ratman197 (11778) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2011
Nip bottle best by date of May 06 (they lied!) courtesy of Doodler ( Big thanks Scott!) poured a clear dark golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of plum, raisin, sherry, toffee, pepper and light carmel. Palate was medioum to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, sherry, plum, raisin and light licorice with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle 180ml @ home
[Trade by Dedollewaitor] Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of barley, alcohol and raisin. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 16, 2010
Fantastico barley wine di Samuel Smith, nulla da invidiare rispetto ad un delizioso passito che viva il gorgo fiorito.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
caramelly golden, smooth offwhite head. sweet aged beer aroma. flavor is sweet, almost marcipan, malty, very good aged beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber body with a medium creamy off white head. heavy sweet malty aroma with loads of caramel and fruit. The flavour is candy sweet with notes of caramel and sweet dark fruit. Some hay as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6930) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2010
Medium offwhite head. Hazy orange body. Intense peachy alcoholic toffee aroma with barnyard notes. Very round and delicate. Dry-sweet alcoholic earthy toffee oranges and peach taste with malty grassy notes. Full-bodied. Rounded, sharpish mouthfeel. Dry-acidic resiny earthy toffee aftertaste with notes of oranges. Outstanding. A barley wine that’s subtle and non-obvious. (0.18l bottle shared by gr0ve.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerohen (2086) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 Bottled, BB November 2007, sampled 2010. Malty nose, medicinal. Very sweet flavor, medicinal again, bit cloying. Lasting sweet finish. I like barley wines in general, although this may not be the best example.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2010
Darker amber coloured beer with no carbonation and a very small white head. Strong aroma, madeira malty hints and slightly alcholic touched. Full, fruity and creamy palate. Finish is strong alcholic, wharming with a medium ending, but not bad for a barley wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
Bottle. Poured golden brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma was full of caramel, toffee, raisins with a bit of vanilla lying underneath. Flavor was sweet throughout and thick on the tongue.

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