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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Cask; Status uncertain.
At 9% ABV it sits nicely beside our Orkney Porter, also 9%, and is the first time we’ve 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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jfb (6574) - GERMANY - FEB 21, 2017
(bottle) hazy deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of bran flakes and brown sugar, with a touch of lemon peel, yeast, orange juice and gently roasted malts. flavour is mostly preserved apricots and sugar icing, with some light hints of roasted malts, ethanol and raisins in the finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.

Villyzzz (411) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle at home. Pours amber with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel and mild fruits. Taste has caramel, honey and dried fruits.

creppyiceman (986) - 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

simontomlinson (558) - 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.

kluczbork (502) - 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 isn’t tiring. All in all, the best Barley Wine I’ve ever tried.

pivnizub (10768) - Bochum, Porúří, 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. ..

matbli (452) - Poznan, 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. I’m missing some balance. Solid but not outstanding.

Evilkniamhel (1034) - Oslo, NORWAY - 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.

ArtificialCyst (1301) - 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.

Erasmus_ro (3133) - 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.

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