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Brewed by Wild Beer
Style: Barley Wine
Shepton Mallet, England
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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bottled, special
an aged barley wine, that has spent the last 9 months slowly developing in Marc de Bourgogne casks. We bought the barrels with this beer in mind, as soon as we opened them up the aroma that hit us screamed barley wine at us. It’s a dark, warming style of bar, with a rich, boozy, fruitcake character. The big flavours and warming alcohol make this the perfect winter beer.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7004) - The ’Sham, Surrey, - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Leighton for another Wild hook up, 16/01/14. HAzed chestnut brown/dark amber with a thin light beige cover that dissipates to spotting and edgework. Nose is oaky woody light booze lick, dark fruits, sugars, not a whole lot of depth. Taste comprises dark toffee, hint of spice, dark fruit mash, prunes, dates, bitter fruit notes, oaky, light booze. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with tangy fruit resonance. Ok barley wine, never to be a world beater but the sweetness is well tempered and doesn’t run away and steal the show.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Light brown poured from bottle. Smell and taste of whisky, oak, dates and prune. Slight sweetness followed by booz

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7119) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle. Etched glass. Pours brown with white head. Nose and taste of whiskey, oak, citrus peel and grainy malt. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
330ml bottle from Kris Wines. Oh my. That sweet brandy aroma really is something else. Had to put off the first sip so I could soak up even more. Tongue numbingly strong, had me dizzy before I’d gotten half way through. The brandy influence permeates the entire beer to create a warming, rich, boozy taste primed for swirling round the glass and sniffing in front of a roaring fire. Marvellous stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

ABV: 9.9%. Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white - grey head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel malt, wood, oak, alcohol, dry oak. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, oak, red wine - bourgogne, malt, dry, dry oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20131222]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (12770) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Bottle at home. Thanks a lot to Leight. Clear brown - white head. Banana. Spicy. Caramel. Ok malty. Ok bitterness. Roasted. Light sweetness. Light glue like notes - form the wood. .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle from Independent Spirit, Sat 25th January 2014 consumed at home Wednesday 29th January 2014 Nice nose its got a soft warm, wet woodiness, the barrel ageing had worked well. Pleasant hazy, murky reddy/brown in colour. Soft in the mouth some overipe figs, goes down surprisingly well for its abv, not too sweet, its pretty good. Definately woody throughout but there is a fruity tang albeit very subtle. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11926) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml vintage 2013 (AbM)
Deep copper color, small off-white head. Wood, red wine and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Dry flavor. Alcohol, red wine - red grapes, oak and hints of vanilla in the flavor. Bourgogne is dominant here. Interesting and quite succesfully aged beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5542) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle provided by the Right Honourable Mr Leighton. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is figgy pudding, candy, dried fruit, cherry and brown sugar. The taste is fruit cake, raisin, earth, candy, brown bread, plum skin, cherry, light tanginess, vinous, figgy pudding, wood and some alcohol warmth. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. I really like that deep fruity character. Nice work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle cheers to Leighton. Pours clear dark brown with a creamy beige head. Nose is spot on to a sticky date pudding - big dark fruit, toffee and doughy bread. Taste is sweet toffee and vanilla with big dark fruits. Very sticky sweet stuff and a little boozy. Taste like dessert. Taste like sticky date pudding and custard. There you have it


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