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Youngs Old Nick

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

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RATINGS: 777   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2001
My first barleywine and it seems a darn good one to start with. Wonderful malty aroma and toffee-like flavors. Just the tiniest bit of an alcohol bit. Really enjoyable for a nightcap.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2001
Pours with a nice strong head. Intriguing depth and colour. Butter malt nose. Very complex flavour. Molases, brown sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billb (244) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2001
A very smooth, quite delicious barleywine. Flavor profile was more balanced than Bigfoot, however, in my opinion I’d like it to lean more towards the hoppy side. Nice mellow carbonation, and again, for such a high alcohol content, it was not apparent.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2000
ruby colour, nutty nose, full-bodied, smooth, nut flavor

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2000
A decent example of an English Barley Wine. The malt dominates here with the hops in reserve. Not like Bigfoot or Foghorn in the hop department. Sweet, caramel malt flavor with a moderate body. Not as ’big’ as many Barley Wines.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kublai3 (175) - Staten Island, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2000

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frog King99 (51) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2000


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