High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2011

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Old and In The Way Barley Wine Style Ale is brewed in the traditional English Barley Wine Style. Flavors of toffee, treacle and caramel emerge as the beer opens up. Enjoy this beer a little warmer to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in this beer. Brewed to be enjoyed as a sipping or fireside beer. Share one with a good friend. Aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels for 9 months.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
650 ml bottle.
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts, toasted nuts and dark chocolate. Flavour of strong bitter floral hops, dark chocolate, toasted nuts, grass, caramel, grapefruit and syrup. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and a sweet, malty, strong bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (7139) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2013
650ml bottle

Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet syrupy malts, toffee, caramel and sugar. Taste is sweet and sticky with notes of syrupy malts, toffee and caramel. Finish is stingy and sticky with hops, warming alcohol, syrupy malts and caramel. Too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rando7 (779) - Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle pours medium brown with light brown head, nice lacing. Aroma sweet caramel with pine hops. Initial taste of sweet caramel /toffee, a little bourbon with a bitter oak and resinous hop finish. Have to say I didnt enjoy the finish at all, an unpleasant aftertaste.. Nice thick palate, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle poured a murky brown with a light brown head that settled fairly quickly to a rimming of fine bubbles and good lacing. A dusty aroma up front followed by strong fig notes and sweet maltyness with subtle hoppy undertones. Flavors of sweet dark fruit (figs and chery), bitter malts, caramel followed by subtle notes of citrus. The Finish; the nose isnt its best, the front end flavors are ok...but the back end and trailing after tastes are where its at with this beer, let this one sit out for 20 or so minutes before opening to get the most out of it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1955) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour... Dark amber with no head. Nose... Bourbon and brown sugared dates. Palate...light CO2, a little oxidation but otherwise quite bitter with light molasses, Bourbon liqueur, sailor jack and a somewhat thin mouthfeel, though it does not distract from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1672) - sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2012
From bomber. Aroma is chocolaty and malt. Color is brown with creamy head. Taste is chocolate dark fruits malts and leaves a nice aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle pours a cola dark brown. Has a ok head. Smells and tastes roasted malt some hops vinilla wood almost like a dirt or earth smell taste. I dont like it waste of money.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (48113) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 22fl.oz. @ PBF2012.

Light unclear medium to dark brown amber colour with a average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, candy (brune lakrids konfekt - laber laver), moderate hoppy, light alcoholic. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, bourbon, caramel, candy (brune lakrids konfekt - laber laver), coconut, wood notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120727]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 14, 2012
On tap. Clear dark brown with a fizzy white head. Rose and earthy caramel aroma and taste with cereal grain notes. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
The pour is mahogany in color with a khaki head. Toffee and bready malts with a nice fruitiness. A touch of roasted malts, lots of toast, mild vanilla, and some floral hops. Caramel, cocoa powder, and toast are prominent on the palate. Some light vanilla, floral and pine hops with a light bitterness. Moderate sweetness of molasses and a hint of dark fruits. Good, but not as good as Old Inventory.

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