Brewed by Porterhouse
Style: Barley Wine
Dublin, Ireland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
cask and bottled, special
An American style barley wine. Big on flavor, big on flavor, big on hops and big on alcohol. An unseasonably strong beer, brewed with lots of dark malts to give a rich malt character, finishing with a distinctive hop aroma and a little sweetness.
Malts: pale, wheat, crystal, chocolate, black
Hops: Galena, nugget, east Kent goldings

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1778) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
.33l bottle @ Hannikus Cave. Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with low head. Aroma is alcohol, berries, malts, syrup, caramel, honey, bread, nuts and liquorice. Flavor is dark malts, salty liquorice, berries, wine notes, dried ftuits and alcohol, which kicks a bit tii much. Woody.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (10514) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle [email protected] Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, spicy, sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5829) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Heavy beer. Aroma is English and a bit dimmed. Dark dusty malts. But I love the heavy taste, warming alcohol, tea, roasted, dank. Nice stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bire)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Many thanks to Colin for this one. Nice bright reddy amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is nutty, dried fruit, varnish, little Belgian yeast. Flavour is composed of nutty treacle, dried fruit, sweet toffee apple. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation. Little chewy on tongue.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (7731) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Colin. Dark brown, red hue, still, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet toffee, molasses, cardboard, suggestion of sherry. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, tangy papery toffee-ish malts, more card, rose tincture, a little astringent with a soft bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle thanks to T-Broise. It pours clear deep mahogany brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty brown sugar, wood, resin, toffee, banana bread, fruit cake and some umami. The taste is toasty, sweet, sticky, umami action, brown bread, booze, dried fruits, wood and resin with a warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Quite a lot of booze and umami. Not sure on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18701) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 from Callans Dundalk. Chestnut brown/amber with a decent light beige covering. Nose is toffee, dark fruits, spice, brown sugar. Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit peel, dates, cake mix. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop presence and light warming booze. Ok barley wine, pretty simple but decent enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - JUN 3, 2015
Belle couleur brune/rousse limpide, mousse miyenne qui se tient. nez de caramel, cafe, malts grilles, houblons resineux. attaque amere, caramel, resine, alcool. corps lgrement liquoreux, alcool quand mme trs prsent. Manque de rondeur et de complexit. assez dcevant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20591) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear copper with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of toffee, ripe berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with sugary fruits, syrup, raspberry. Medium to full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, sticky, with some earthy hops, ripe fruits, berries. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
Bottle; shared; Ale House; Chelmsford; 7th April 2015. Lots of carmael; oak; cedar; dried fruits; some oxidisation but not too intense. Nice mouth-feel. A well-made and interesting barely wine. Would need to outsource another botlle for a more comprehensive review.

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