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Brewed by Swannay Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Orkney, Swannay by Evie, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Status uncertain.
At 9% ABV it sits nicely beside our Orkney Porter, also 9%, and is the first time weve brewed a barley wine. A lovely deep amber in colour, we loaded it full of American hops - and then we put some more in! All in the interest of balance, it also contains a small mountain of Maris Otter pale malt.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
creppyiceman (612) - POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
(bottle) Aroma:esters,caramel and booz. Appearance:deep orange color,small head Taste:medium sweet,flavour of esters,bread,sweet malty finish. Palate:medium body,low carbonation,slighlty boozy Overall:ok-ish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simontomlinson (94) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2016
Near white frothy head soon left a cover on a translucent rich copper coloured still body. Sweet apple & summer fruits aroma. Thick, cloying, minimal carbonation & No Prickles!! Rich pureed fruit tastes of apple, grape, jam, marmalade - quite sweet but at the same a dry back.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kluczbork (132) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Very promising, sweet malty aroma. Golden, clear with low, white head. Tastes fantastic- intensive sweetness is balanced with medium bitterness. Thanks to that, this beer isnt tiring. All in all, the best Barley Wine Ive ever tried.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (10305) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle: Deep golden, clear, small loose off-white head; solid sweetish nose of dried fruits and sweet pale malt with a pretty distinctive bitter-hoppy background; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, almost full bodied; solid lingering bitter-sweet finish with dried fruits, nuts and caramalt, followed by a slight alcohol-burn in the aftertaste. Well balanced,easy-drinking thirst-quencher. ..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbli (299) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2016
Bottle, pours clear amber with small white head. Aroma of caramel, white fruits, white wine and hard candies. High sweetness Woth some light bitterness in finish. Im missing some balance. Solid but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines Dalry Road. Pours clear gold. Aromas of honey, straw, barley, tropical fruit, citrus. Taste is very sweet, boozy, fruity.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ArtificialCyst (744) - Szczecin, POLAND - AUG 30, 2016
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Mead, caramel, lot of dried fruit, molasses, light alcohol, resin, peach. Appearance: Nice head, quite dense, hazy golden colour. Taste: Medium-high biterness, peach, dried fig, caramel, molasses, bit of booze alcohol. Palate: Finish is sweet, body is high, carbonation low.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2660) - Alabama, USA - AUG 26, 2016
Bottle, ABV 8.0%, BBE 02/18. Pours a clear amber with a small, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, raisin, slight apple. Taste is caramel, raisin, slight prune, dried fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slautar (572) - Gdask, POLAND - JUL 14, 2016
W aromacie kwiaty, mid pitny i nuty chleba razowego. W smaku przyjemnie słodkie, trochę landrynkowe. Goryczka średnia, znikająca pod słodowym finiszem. Piwo może nie powala ale piję je z przyjemnością.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2016
Medium deep offwhite head. Clear amber body. Perfumy dried fruit aroma with candy notes. Dry-sweet resiny dried fruit taste with toffee and floral marzipan notes. Full-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish rock candy, toffee, and resin aftertaste with funky herbal caramelly notes. Very interesting, and different beer. Has nothing to do with Norway apart from the kjenge (horses heads wrong way, but whatever) on the label, but a lovely beer. (0.33l bottle, from Cornelius, Edinburgh.)


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