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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Distinct sweet and complex flavor, this beer has been reserved and set aside for special occasions.

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adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - AUG 18, 2008
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky orange brown with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, candied sugar and toffee. Taste of lightly sweetened caramel, candied sugar and citrus hops. Very nice.

4
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
A nice brown color w/ a small tan head and some nice lacing. Rich syruppy carmel smell w/ some nice grass hop. Rich full creamy palate. Flavor is a sweet carmel and toffee front finished w/ a nice dry bitter. Good beer.

4
Goodgrief (2028) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 11, 2007
"Old Tom Barleywine" - Had a 4 oz sample from their sampler (so not the best foundation for a review)...but I thought this was very good. Strong alcohol aroma but the taste was surprisingly smooth...especially compared to the other barleywines I’ve had. They do it right at Iron Hill. Very good...I’d have this one again.

3.6
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2007
Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is apple, apricot, and some roasted malts. Flavor is malty, apple, apricot and a roasted malt finish.

4
neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Had this recently thanks to, "hannont". Colour... cloudy-orange with no head. Nose... sweet, dark dried fruits. Palate... sweet, cloying, thick, coating, loads of medjool date flavour, toffee, English walnuts, dried ’cots and Turkish delight.

4.3
closey22 (1942) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2015
From a corked magnum. Deep Amber reddish orange with thin semi Lacy beige head; aroma is so complex a blend of tart yeasty fruity malty woody notes; Flava is mild malt soft yeasty tartness notes of molasses; feels medium foamy very effervescent but soft and leaves a nice tingle in the tongue; finishes semi tart and malty sweet bready like buttered toast

3.8
wetherel (1882) - Cupertino, California, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Growler from egajdzis, Thanks Eric. Dark amber color. Good carbonation. Growler filled to the brim. Mild aroma with malt. Heavy body. Sweet. Tastes good, but young. Needs some age. I bet the barrel aged version of this is awesome.

3.7
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a clear amber color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with notes of caramel, toffee, floral hops, butterscotch, dark ripe fruit. Flavor is also malty and sweet with ripe fruit notes, some hints of coffee and wood, caramel and honey notes as well. Generally medium body with a slightly boozy finish.

3.5
GMCC2181 (1609) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 3, 2008
"Old Tom" On tap at the Wilimington Brewery: Amber in color. Good lacing, and an ok head. Aroma was weak smell of dried fruit. Flavor was smooth! Sweet dried fruits. Texture was medium light, no carbonation. Over all pretty enjoyable but not as good as their sasquatch!

3.7
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. Hazy brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is hops, caramel, bourbon, coffee. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, malty, coffee.


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