Northern Monk / Hawkshead The Trilogy MMXVII: Malt

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Brewed by Northern Monk Brew Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Leeds, England
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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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A Black Barley Wine collaboration with Hawkshead Brewery.

Our annual Trilogy Series is designed to showcase the three core elements that shape every beer. From across the world, some of the true masters of these ingredients have come to join us at the Old Flax Store and pay homage to hops, malt and yeast.

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3.2
Scopey (17571) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2018
Can at Craft CG - thanks! It pours dark near black with a small tan head. The aroma is rich, oily, earthy, damp wood, toffee, maple syrup, leather and fruit cake. The taste is dry, bitter, earthy, wood, leather, spice, chewy action, umami, dirt, spice, toffee, old leather sfa, rocky road and some alcohol warmth. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Almost tastes old and oxidised..fair, but had hoped for more.

3.7
jercraigs (11709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2018
2018-07-14. Very dark brown-black body, small tan head fades. 3+ Aroma is interesting. Lightly sweet at first, subtle fruit and malt character. Flavour is sweet then bitterness and light alcohol follows. Very lightly tangy undertones, fruit notes rise only to be overridden by the alcohol in the finish. Pleasant lingering tingle of alcohol and bitterness threatens to get rough as it warms. 7+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable. 7/3/7/4/16 Can best before 28-05-18. from Discount Supermarket, Cardiff.

3.8
BeardedAvenger (1687) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2018
Can from Hogs Back Brewery shop. Malty aroma with underlying figs and berries. Dark somewhat opaque cola brown. Creamy beige head starts of well but fades quickly. Medium to heavy bitter. The taste matches the aroma with some hints of sweetness before the booze comes through. Thick bodied. Creamy. Average carbonation. Astringent but warming finish. Not necessarily a summer drink but not complaining about the warming feeling. Just a tad too astringent in the finish.

4.3
Mr_Pink_152 (6614) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2018
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2018 Can from BeerHeadz Lincoln. Deep chocolate brown colour. Aroma has lots of chocolate but with a fruity edge. Taste big malty and robust bitter with a light citrus edge. Full robust body.

3.6
Vighals (4995) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2018
Svart med fingerhøyt lys brunt skum. Lukter engelsk lakris, tørket frukt, alkohol og brent karamell. Fyldig. Middels sødme. Maltig smak, brunt sukker, brent karamell, toast, alkohol, noe mineralsk og noe nøtter. Middels lang.

4
Cokemonkey11 (1330) - - MAY 17, 2018
Can. Dark dark brown with a medium tan foam subsiding. A bit oily. Scent is bubblegum and lovely barleywine yeast. Some sour properties. What a treat. Taste is consistent and familiar muddled barleywine. Some sharp bitter state. Too cold. As it warms it's gorgeous. Smooth and mature barley wine and no negative properties. Excellent.

4
tommann (4323) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2018
440ml can. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is treacle, coffee and blackcurrant. Taste has lots of sticky treacle. Blackcurrant Lockets and raisin. A little coffee on the aftertaste. Hoppy burps.

3.4
mR_fr0g (15435) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2018
Can shared at Craft Beer Co Holburn, 25/04/2018. Many thanks! A hazed redy brown coloured pour with a loose beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, toffee, tangy cakey malts, apple, hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of medium swet, cakey, little sweaty, orange rind, apple, layered malts. Paalte si medium sweet, hot alcohol, ok . Not great.

4.2
zacgillbanks (6004) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2018
440ml can from Hawkshead Brewery, Staveley. 440ml Can. Black-brown with a massive rocky head of tan foam. It has a chocolate, dried fruit and slight whisky flavour with spicy vanilla and orange on the warming toffee, tangerine and pine finish. Excellent!

3.5
Grumbo (5528) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2018
12/5/2018. Can at the Ipswich bottle share, from Honest Brew. Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, chocolate, hop and roasted malt. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.


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