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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: 780   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2006
Bottle. Dark amber color with a meduim brown head. Very malty, quite sweet. Taste: chocolate and some dried fruits. Bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2003
A dark brown beer with a light brown fine head that disappears quite quickly. The aroma is slightly fruity with hints of the alcohol. The flavor is powerfully fruity - a very nice malt blend - with definate notes of the alcohol and smoked malt. A good beer for a cold winter night with a snowstorm howling. A very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Dark, reddish amber with a dense head. Rich malty and nutty aromas. Very full, potent and rounded body. Loads of caramel notes, sweet malt and a solid dose of hops. And then some very spicy notes. Very delicious brew. 041200

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Brown colour with a small beige head. Sweet aroma dried fruits, fruits and malts. Sweet flavour of dried fruits and chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 4, 2005
Bottled. Dark ruby red colour, beige foamy head, lacing. Fruit alcohol and some skunky notes in aroma. Fruity flavour with alcoholy sweetness. Nutty sweet aftertaste. Sticky palate.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19307) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Dark nut brown, rich firm head. Caramelly nose. Sweet, maty and warming, Syrupy and caramelly with notes of hay before a lightly resiny salty bitterish finish. Rather harsh and someaht off balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber colour with a tan head. Sweet malty and fruity aroma. Sweet malty flavor with some hints of caramel and dark fruits. Sweet malty and warming finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
Bottle conditioned; 5 years old
Beautiful amber color; big thick head. Nice malty aroma, with some hop. Round taste, malty, strong caramel; the age has added some liquorice; it developed perfectly; alcohol touch. Caramel/bitter/malty final.
Quite complex and much better than I remembered.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13795) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2006
Dark ruby red with white head. The smell is dark fruits and caramel. Very strong smell. However the texture is quite thin. The aftertaste is sweet and light bitter. Felling a bit of the warmth from the alcohol!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13563) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2005
500ml bottle from Sainsbury. Deep ruby in colour with very thin head. Nice malty raisiny aroma with chocolate and also more subtely syrup and hop too. OK in mouth, then nice alcoholic kick, with grainy choc and some good raisins/toffee and again drying hop. Not bad at all.


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