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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3429) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
27.1.2015. Very dark ruby. Aroma of grain, sth in particular, maybe rye, red berries. Taste is also dominated by that one grain. Sweet, very grainy, strong.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (2636) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours brown to reddish clear with a beige head, Taste is Alcoholic malts, caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
didierlewallon (288) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015
Es una cerveza de color mbar con una pequea cabeza de color blanco. Aromas caractersticos de malta oscura, frutas maduras, notas de lpulo y alcohol. Sabor pronunciado a lpulo y malta tostada con final largo, amargo y alcohlico. Cerveza muy agradable e interesante.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - FEB 17, 2015
Keg at Porterhouse Central, Dublin. It pours a rich copper/ruby color with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, lightly yeasty, with notes of caramel, plums, toffee and ripe apricots. Taste is sweet, lightly boozy, with notes of ripe fruits, plums, caramel, toffee, yeast. Full bodied with creamy texture and good carbonation. Overall, nice Belgian style ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
20th January 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Smooth palate, slightly soft and semi dry. Malts are smooth with unsweet toffee and a little drying. Alcohol spice. Mild skunky hops, trace of marmalade. Semi dry finish, not bad but does show the alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (23261) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle at chrisO... Copper... Small tan head... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose... Light fizz... Soft fruits.. Sweet toffee caramel toffee malt...

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4739) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a fair head. The aroma is roasted with some vinousness. The flavour is extremely bitter and roasted with a large malty port like quality. Overall a good heavily malty and roasted beer with plenty of bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10281) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours clear dark amber, big off-white head. Aromas of booze, toffee, resinous hops. Taste has a light booze burn, more resin hops, sweet caramel, cake mix finish. Oily texture, but a clean finish for the strength/style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pentaz (1264) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy red/brown with a lasting small beige head. Aroma is malty with caramel, toffee, raisin, mild vinous, hops, grass, candy and booze.Taste is moderate sweet, bitter and light acidic. Body is medium, texture is thin oily, carbonation is moderate+. Finishes dry and thinish with lingering bitterness. Much too bitter barley for my liking.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stravale (2971) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle from Drinkstore, Dublin [120514]
Deep red ruby, clear, yellowish beige large head, good lacing and head retention for abv
Aroma of sweet fruity malts, some sweet berry fruits, candi sugar, touch of alcohol
Taste of caramel malts, soft spicy hops, toasted malts, dab of dark honey, rather simple flavours, very boozy...alcohol obliterates a lot of the flavour in this
Palate - sift carb, full body, smooth, rather sweet. Finish - quite fiery alcohol, far too much booze in the finish
Overall - The flavour needs to be much richer and intense to offset the alcohol here, far too boozy, not that enjoyable to drink


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