Brewed by Adnams
Style: Barley Wine
Southwold, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Cask; Seasonal - December. ABV of the cask version varies from year to year. Brewed with Pale Ale, Crystal and Brown malts. Tally Ho is dark Mahogany red in colour with a rich, fruity aroma and a heart warming sweet raisin and biscuit palate.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2012
Very dark brown colour, mahogany. Small off-white head. Rich in aroma, theres wood and overripe fruits. Taste is also powerful, some sweetness and quite bitter towards the end. I much prefer this to most barley wines Ive tasted due to the subdued sweetness. (Bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11499) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2012
330ml bottle conditioned ale, vintage 2009, brought back home from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Small dimples, decent off-white head. Deep mahogany coloured body with ruby highlights. No lace. Dark malty smell with a bite of chocolate and ashy dryness. Comprehensive taste character that contains ripe and dried fruits supplied by caramel malts, well blended. Mid-sweet, malty ending. Medium bodied. Nice winter warmer (shared with Finn, Troms 12.01.2012).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (6291) - Troms, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2012
pgang 2009. Flaske 0,33l spandert av og delt med Rune p seanse hjemme hos ham 12 Jan 12. Mrkebrun. Hyt, litt farget skum som fester seg til glasset. Innholdsrik fruktig aroma. Sherrypreg. Myk munnflelse. Smaken er sammensatt: Ntter & frukt. St bitter ettersmak. Rett og slett et godt dessert-/kosel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oysteib (112) - NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
From bottle. Dark brown. A slightly medicinal flavor, and quite bitter, with roasted malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
visionthing (4879) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 28, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. Pours brown with a light brown head. Aroma of burnt caramel and sweet malt. The flavor is sweet caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (5090) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Dark and earthy with some sweetness. Full bodied and powerful. A pleasant winters drink.One of their best.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7332) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2011
Medium beige head. Barely translucent clear dark brown body with light carbonation. Earthy salty licorice aroma with wooden soy sauce notes. Dry-sweet honey and linoleum taste with chocolatey resiny notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft, rounded mouthfeel. Dryish linoleum, chocolatey and honey aftertaste with long lingering resiny, salty cardamom notes. Long, lingering, hops, honey, and cocoa finish. Amazingly drinkable, and well balanced. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo. Vintage 2009.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2011
Cask - The Trafford Arms, Norwich. Small, bubbly beige head, mostly lasting, deep ruddy chestnut body. Spicy cherry & berry aromas. Contrasting sharp & sweet cherry & berry battle on the tongue with some yeast & an ever so slight hint of roast. Medium body, quite soft with a delicate spritz & a lingering spicy tanginess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3591) - Mostery, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2011
Sampler from bottle at Nrb lfestival 2011 at the Cardinal stand. Clear mahogany with a light brown film. Dark syrup, brown sugar, molasses and dark dried fruits on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and light bitter flavors with notes of honey, dried figs and dates. Light spicy. Medium to full body. Syrupy. Finishes with a light dry tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tombyars (1621) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - SEP 28, 2011
First tasted this barley wine at the winter ale festival held in Glasgow in February 1997. Cask and gravity dispense. Ruby black with an open buff head which rapidly disappeared leaving no lacing. Strong, intense aroma of damsons and berry fruit. Rich powerful mouthfeel. Dark malt complex gives a full range of flavours with fruit to the fore. Hedgerow berries, plums, black grapes, overipe cherries and a hint of dark chocolate. Very slight prickle of hops in the aftertaste which fades fast as sweetness returns with an alcoholic warmth in the slightly dry vineous oak finish. Excellent example of an English barley wine at its very best. Highly recommended.

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