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Brewed by Siren
Style: Barley Wine
Finchampstead, England
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to celebrate Siren’s first anniversary. The 2013 vintage is the first in a series that will feature a different blended barrel-aged barley wine each year.

Available in keg and bottle.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1048) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from Stirchley wines and spirits. Colour is dark cloudy amber, with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. The taste is rum and fruit with an alcohol warmth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Tap @CBC 2014
Dark brown color, steady beige head. Alcohol, some caramel, fruityness. Medium-bodied. Caramel sweetness, alcohol in nicely balanced way. Liquerish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Niall73 (1871) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Aroma is lovely - sweet dark fruit - dates, figs boozy raisins and rum, touch of grass too. Medium to full body, mild carbonation. The sweet rummy fruitiness switches gear towards boozy woody dryness in a flash. It might leave a touch dry, but its a treat.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours light hazy dark chestnut with a medium, staying, super-creamy yellowish head. Aroma has fat caramel, red wine, oak, raisins, apple, Calvados. Low carbonation, fine oily and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine malts, good caramel and raisins, light chocolate, red wine, a bit of port, softly vinious and warming. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (242) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
375ml bottle from Saveur Biere

Aroma promises good with its intensity. Deep brown look with a smooth beige foam. Good versatile mouth-filling taste. Small sourness, dryness and alcohol at mouth-feel. I like.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BenH (2506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with off white head. Some fusels in the aroma although not hot, petrol, rubber, plastic, some chocolate and biscuit, also floral and citrusy. Taste of resin, plastic, raisins, prunes flowers, biscuit, toffee, chemicals like rubber, caramel after taste. Slightly sweet/sticky, thin and bitter almost tangy. Has some wine like qualities and I liked it at first but ultimately it seems like a bit of a mess. There’s far too much going on and it’s a little all over the place. Too many aspects clash for me

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (1076) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a murky amber with minimal head. Nose is heavy oak, vanilla, and light fruit smell. Taste is very easy drinking considering it’s 11%. Dark fruits, oak, vanilla and sweet mango. Definitely got better as it warmed up. Could do with some ageing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, sweet toffee and caramel, fruity, boozy, vinous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty amber with a small khaki head. Nose is stupidly oaky with plenty of juicy tropical fruits and sweet vanilla. Mild sugar and apples. So well rounded. As it warms dark fruits come out to play. You would never guess this is 11%. Taste is very dark fruit and tropical - date, raisin, mango, peach, nectarine. Loads of stone fruits with plenty of vanilla. Superb depth and roundness in this. Lacks that killer punch but it’s made astoundingly well. Very good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11899) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2014
CBC. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 020514


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