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Youngs Old Nick

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at Wells & Youngs
Style: Barley Wine
Bedford, England
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 781   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available filtered and pasteurised in 500ml bottles.
Production moved from London to Bedford.
This fabulous barley wine is a malty, velvety smooth and full bodied beer with a rich dark ruby colour. Old Nick is overflowing with sumptuous flavours of fruit and hops, with a complex bitterness on the finish.
Pale ale and crystal malt together with Young’s unique mix of cane sugar and Fuggle and Goldings hops.
Try it with cheese as a delicious and flavourful alternative to port.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
Crushed with Jakebra. Sweet and poopy on the nose. The nice outweighs the nast slightly. Flavor and mouthfeel are rough and scratchy. Dont recommend it. Them limeys dont know barley wines apparently.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Vrown. Brown pour, very small head. Aroma is syrupy and sweet wtih some dried fruit and booze. Flavor is sweet and fruity with a syrupy quality that is a bit over the top...but still good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Decent barleywine with a candy like flavor and a nice smell of fruit and flowers. Very low alcohol for the style and goes down mighty easy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 10, 2008
From bottle bought at Bob’s Liquors in CT, part of beer tasting. Appears a dark brown with little head or lacing. Aroma of dark fruit (prunes), bourbon, nuts, and light hops. Flavor was an interesting mixture of malt, dark fruit, and chocolate. Finish is long and palate is smooth. Overall, a nice, solid brew. Alcohol was not as high as other BW I’ve had, but this managed to hold its own in terms of flavor.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2008
500ml, i’ve had in the cellar for something like 2 years. Pours dark brown with a tan ring. Nose is sweet and ok. Taste is sweet with nice caramel notes. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Foamy head, nice lacing, coppery dark brown color. Light malty aroma. Medium mouthfeel, high malt dominates, with chocolate aftertaste. Hops is soft and floral, alcoholic after. Good, but not "Devilishly Good".

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
Getting notebook online. Bottle. Pours cloudy cider brown with no real head. Not much smell. A bitey fruity acid taste that is smooth. Very relaxing strong beer. Great for the evening.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2008
brown body, mild tan head. aroma of malt and fruit. flavor is slightly creamy and maltywith quite a warming alcoholic presense. oily body, alightly bitter dry fruit in the finish. well worth the taste test. i picked up a pint+ bottle of this for less than $4 at The Liquor Depot in Monee.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StFun (567) - Indiana, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Had this one as part of "Youngs Night" Not bad really, just bland. Like a Barleywine lite. Nice and creamy, with some malt and carmel, and a good amount of hops. A nice sugar profile in this one. Nothing really stands out about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Pours deep reddish brown with thick fluffy tan head. Good retention and some lacing. Very nice hop aromatics of pine and spruce. These fade into caramel and nutty malts with hints of pepper and butterscotch. This beer is rich, silky and smooth on the palate - very pleasant after dinner. There is not much carbonation. The flavor is of caramel creme candy and hazelnut syrup. There is sweetness, but it’s balanced nicely, although the bitterness is not very forward on its own. The flavor is medium-long and there is a slight metallic note in the finish. As is usual for me, I prefer the american take on the style to the often un-extreme English versions.


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