Formerly brewed at Shoes Brewery
Style: Barley Wine
Norton Cannon, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 2.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 456   ABV: 15.2%
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BelgBeerGeek (1307) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
Backlog from before i was on Ratebeer, 2008 at Kulminator

Head: none
Colour: clear caramel
Smell: sherry, booze,malts, bit watery and thin but overall pretty nice
Taste: indeed has some notes from the aroma like the sherry flavour, that’s pretty prominent in the beer , otherwise it’s not as boozey as i expected , nice base malt flavour , bit thin tough unfortunatly ... but overall this was a pretty good beer ...

77ships (11482) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
33 cl. bottle @ Kulminator split by 4 // Okay this might sound a bit weird but I honestly think that at some point this was for some insane reason actually hand-bottled by someone and acquired by them and then freaking aged because my bottle was a 2008 Vintage // does this brewery even still exist, they appear to have gone bankrupt fast & to be honest if this is an indication of what they did, they sort of had it coming // the bottle in which this is, is clearly a Stella Artois bottle, it has the freaking symbols on // label sloppily on it, bottle conditioned, yes but not in this bottle, I think that I finally get why RR writes on their bottles that the beer was bottle conditioned in that bottle, I think that it is they who do this // I only caught a glimpse of the cap nut I actually think that it was a De Molen cap // if I was right, that is one hell of bizarre packaging // once you get past the weirdness you get a hazy orange peach coloured beer with no head, the way this poured, appears to have close to if no carb. at all // nose is heavy of cardboard, heavy vintage, sherry notes lots, boozy in a medicinal / cheap vodka kind of way, almonds. cobwebs, dust, phone book glue, fresh this must have been harsh but now // taste is like chewing on old cardboard, old sherry, vintage galore, dust, cobwebs. rotting dusty fruits & liquorice. the booze is harsh. this really like bad moonshine, the alcohol in this is not clear but of a very low quality industrial, chemical, herbal,heavily aged in the way of being unquestionably way, way past peak, phonebook glue and phonebooks, odly herbal // don’t think that there is carb. in here, touch watery // this is bad, the 1/100 on style is not a joke // this is simply bad moonshine as simple as that

madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
29th December 2007
Strong nose of Port. The beer is mostly flat/ Massive brandy and wine tones. Subtle fruit underneath. Dry warming finish. Not subtle but a highly unusual English beer.

johndoughty (5600) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Sweet and very powerful. Packs a lot of punch but nothing else. File under tried but never again.

Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a hazy pale amber with a tiny off-white head. Extremely alcoholic nose - almost honeyish and Mead-like. Medium body, close to flat, honey and flower notes. Very alcoholic finish with some bitterness. 270609

oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bigtime honey and alcohol along with some mildly herbally notes. Flavour is alcohol, sweet malts, nectar and tropical fruits. Mildly glueish as it gets warmer. Otherwise a really nice barley wine. I’m glad I got to finish this bottle off at the Papsoe tasting .)

yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy to hazy orange with a fully gone head. Acetone, glue and detergent aroma. Sweet, acidic and herbal flavoured. Light acidic and acetone on the back of the nose.

Pinball (12624) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
aroma is strong, honey, like a mead, spicy and faint herbal, flavor is citrus, honey, a bit old beer, resembles mead more than barley wine. a bit mouldy pal overall

joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma dominatyed by alcohol. Sweet flavour of fruits and alcohol with notes of berries and honey. Burning alcoholic finish.

KimJohansen (10498) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
Cloudy golden with a tiny off white short lasting head. Sweet aroma with caramal, alcohol and honey notes. Flavour wass weet with burning alcohol, honney and flowers.

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