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Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
For this version of our favorite barleywine, we’ve aged the beer in pinot noir barrels from Patricia Green Cellars, located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, which is regarded worldwide as delivering the highest quality pinot noir. Patricia Green crafts beautiful pinot using grapes from the best vineyards in the valley. The always-present sweet caramel, vanilla, and toffee notes of Old Embalmer are accented by tannic and vinous characters gained from the wine barrels, as well as the dry finish, all accented by an assertive does of X-431 hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Lots of oak and molasses, slightly sweet barleywine. Aromas are woodsy and you do get a little of the wine on the nose and the finish. Not a terribly long finish, drying, with a malt emphasis and spicy hop notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (5673) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2016
This was pretty tasty. Definitely still has the typical base of a barley wine with the molasses. I think the Pinot noir really only affects the finish, which is a bit weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. 2013. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Red wine and light malt aroma. Caramel and red wine flavor with light oak. Medium bodied. Caramel and red wine lingers with light oak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1538) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, raisins, yeast, caramel, toffee and light oak. Taste is sweet roasted malts with hop clove, slight dunk, and earthiness. Finishes bitter with slight yeasty finish. Appearance is clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains quite poorly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2015

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ [ DOE - Olfestival Kobenhavn 2015 ] @ Lokomotivvaerkstedet, Otto Busses Vej 5A, 2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark.

[ As Widmer Brothers Barrel Aged Old Embalmer ].
Unclear medium yellow amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruit, sweet malt, old hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, old hops - wood, light alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150528]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle at KØ 15. Hazy dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol and a warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Originally rated on 1/7/2014- "Poured a mid brown with orange tinged color with good carbonation leaving a mid thick head that leaves some sporadic lace. Aromas of wine, wood, vanilla, citrus, and fruits. The flavor starts with a hoppy fruity presence, in comes hints of wine with a nice vanilla and oak. Slightly bitter but a faint sweetness on the finish. Medium-bodied, and well carbonated. Overall i like this one better than last years offering (which wasnt bad).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (17797) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2015
DØE. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, wood and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 280515

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2769) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft at Bierstube. Slightly hazy orange amber pour that started with a slim head that quickly disappeared. Huge aroma of complex caramel malts. Browned amber fruit. Dried mandarins. Dates. Apricot pits. Golden raisins. Taste feels less complicated but adds some astringent wood tannins that dry out some of the sweetness. Feels boozier than 10%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle at Ølfestival 2015. Hazy amber coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and bread. Sweet finish.

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