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Brewed by Tring
Style: English Strong Ale
Tring, England

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Cask & Bottle Conditioned; Occasional.
Originally brewed on October 25th to commemorate the Charge of the Light Brigade. Now brewed in January and matured for 11 months to be sold over Christmas and New Year. The prolonged storage provides an extremely drinkable ale for its strength. A strong, dark aromatic and estery barley wine.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Pours a clear darker brown with minimal off white head that turns into a thin ring around the glass pretty quickly. Aroma is rich maltiness, caramelized, toffee, a lot of dried dark fruits, and some alcohol. Flavour is caramel, high in sweetness, toffee, nutty, earthy, some alcohol and a mild bitterness from the hops. Tasty and quite sessional-able.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
A barleywine…really? Bland boring and lifeless. However, it does have a decent nose of malt molasses and alcohol.Seriously undercarbonated

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle share. Clear amber/ruby. Nutty, black berry malt aroma. Like those black berry gelatin gummies that are shaped like berries. a smokey taste. A bit of smoked fish is there? Quite thin for a barley wine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRatKing (102) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle to tulip. Nice dark amber colour, but practically no head whatsoever. Very nice aroma, reminds me a sweet Belgian; rich roasted malt, toffee, some nuttiness. Taste also reminiscent of good Belgian ale, with good sweetness, toffee and coffee notes, roasted nut and vanilla biscuit, some mild hoppiness to add some balance. This is excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14285) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
8th August 2012
GBBF. Hazy amber beer. Good pale tan head. Light dry palate. Fresh lactose sweet malt. Traces of spicy bubblegum esters. Very mild citrus and red berry fruits. Finishes dry with a pinch of spice, but overall a sweet barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7904) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2012
Gravity dispense at Ascot Racecourse Beer Festival 2012 - 06/10/12. Opaque chestnut brown with no head. Nose comprises toffee, malt, nuttiness and a little booze. Tastes of dark fruit, raisens, nuts, toffee. Full bodied with minimal carbonation with a little booze in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
Pours a cloudy red with a white head. Smells of sweet caramel on the nose. Taste is a little sweet but very smooth could drink a few of these at a time.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mt_hall (102) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottled. Clear dark brown with a very small, short-lived light brown head. A sweet, malty, fruity nose. Very smooth, with a sweet start and a drier, hoppy finish. Hides the high alcohol behind complex and well balanced flavours. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (285) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark clear red ale with a thin white head. Thin maltish aroma. Taste: lots of malts, kind of beady, some caramel, with a moderate hop bitterness, notes of spruce. Very full-bodied, almost thick. Finishes with a woody bitterness. Pretty good...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle from ASDA Biggleswade. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin white head, plenty of alchol in the aroma, the taste is sweet (burnt sugar) at first, then has a dry finish.


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