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High Water Old & In The Way Barley Wine 2012

 
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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. 11.0% Alc. by Vol.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GTAEgeek (2015) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours dark orange, with a small, beige head. The aroma is butterscotch, oak, butter toffee, vanilla, and some grapefruit. Very sweet, with a good bitterness coming forward in the finish. Heavy body, thick, and a little clingy. Overall, this is a nice, malt-bomb of a barley wine. The hops balance it nicely, but are not prominent in the nose or flavor.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1551) - Unio da Vitria, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2016
Small frothy white head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Clear thick ruby body. Aroma: port ruby, caramel, alcohol, moderate malt. Initial flavor: moderate sweet. Final flavor: moderate sweet light bitter (enough to balance); long duration. Palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation, metallic moderate alcoholic finish. Traditional BW, a little more alcoholic, Id say. Sweetness reminds of chocolate, dried fruits, malt and red fruits. Conceal the alcohol well. Hints of black tea. Gets hoppier with the increase of temperature. 130s gbp20.2

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madchemist83 (266) - USA - JAN 15, 2016
Toffee, bread, caramel and something more in aroma. Cloudy copper brown with very small head. Super smooth, notes of caramel, bread. Awesome barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2243) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Hazy golden. Light spiced. Oily, very soft carbonation. Finishes lean lemon and a soft tea like bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9680) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at the 1st Annual Christmas at The Garvies tasting 2015. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of demerara sugar, caramel, orange. Taste is sweet, but dries out on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1392) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Pours copper bronze with no head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and pine. Taste is pine, caramel and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (22152) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
bottle at home ... copper .. thin white lacing ... soft sweet caramel toffee fruit .. carmale malts... sweet toffee fruit nose ... sweet toferee fruit

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9802) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2015 Bottle from BOE, consumed at Moncada with Ang and James, Friday 22nd May 2015 Another reddy/brown beer,. This is really soft in the mouth and also really rather hoppy. Bonfire toffee swirls on the tongue it isvImmensely warming very velvety gloriously soft and indulgent. Like it A7 A4 T8 P5 Ov15 3.9

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (10468) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
"A medium bodied barleywine. Sweet leaning for sure, both in the nose and flavor. Some pleasant things going on fo sho. Caramel and Fruit. And oddly herbal hop profile takes away from it."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16613) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. An unclear, glowing reddish dark amber colored beer topped by a dense, finger-thick light beige head. Rather sugary aroma with dried apricots, some alcohol, notes of resins and pine cones and a little caramel note. Dried fruits, caramel, resiny and piney hops and some caramel in the flavor. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level, a tad sweet on the palate. Lasting finish. Too sweet and a bit light perhaps, and lacking a bit on the complexity. 140816

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11052) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 650ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, raisin and plums. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet fruity and slightly cocoa and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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