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RATINGS: 227   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Southampton Publick House now occupies the space that was once Herb McCarthys Bowden Square Restaurant. Herb McCarthys was the place to be in the Hamptons for more than two generations. Those who remember him still speak fondly of "old Herb", who held court at Bowden Square from 1936-1986. He was rarely seen without his Chefs coat and trademark kerchief.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
35.5 cL bottle 95 out of 500. Pours deep orange with a lacing white head. Sweet and herbal nose. Sweet and herbal flavour with a distinct liqourice note in a long lasting finish. Quite warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ungstrup (36537) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
[Bottle 289 - the one pictured] An unclear dark red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy and grassy, so much that it bites the tongue. A very nice beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierknig) for sharing this bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Bottle #95/500. Hazy, amber golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Fat aroma of overripe fruit and caramel. Very solid body with plenty of caramel, overripe fruit and an almost burning alcohol. Spicy, vanilla-like finish with the alcohol really shining. 051007

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (23631) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle #378 of 500, courtesy of Andy - thanks! Cloudy, chunky chestnut color. Aroma of butterscotch and toffee. Taste is smooth caramel, but a touch metallic. Decent enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (20640) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
2002 Bottle drank at BCTC 2010. Pours a hazy, dark amber with a filmy head. Big aroma of ultra-ripe fruits and caramel. More sweet malts in the flavor, similar to the nose, but also some brown sugar and mild bitterness coming through. Full in body with fine carbonation and boozy warmth. Finishes with some alcohol burn and sweet malt tone, in the form of ripe fruits, burned sugar and caramel. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Hazy amber color. Powerful malty aroma, with caramel, wood, light apples and lately some alcohol too. Good body strength, with powerful malty flavor and caramel/toffee, strong bitterness too; well balanced; the alcohol warms the mouth just a bit. The final too is well balanced, with a lot of sticky sugars and enough bitterness. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
Fiery amber; slightly hazy. Lots of bitterness. Hop juice style, but a good dose of thick chewy malt. Could be a good one, but its young now. $9 US for a 341ml bottle- yikes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (16889) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
Bottle, shared by Papsoe. (#95/500, 2005?) Poured an unclear, flat, copper body, with a minimal, beige head. Rich malty nose, some alcohol, a nice sweetish touch, and some dried fruits. Theres also a piney hoppyness, and a hint of flour. The flavor is on the sweet side, with alcohol, pine and some citrus. Theres some oak-like notes as well. The finish has a little oxidation, as well as a lovely bitterness. Full, warming mouthfeel. A really lovely, mature barley wine. Why they brew so little of it I dont understand. (071005)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (16647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2012
2011 vintage, 12 oz. bottle, sent from javit (thanks a lot, Adam). Pours a beautiful dark mahogany with a small beige head. Nose is very malty, with dark fruits, caramel malts, some mild candied sugar, and an herbal note. Flavour has lots of caramel malt sweetness, some toffee, feint dark fruits and loads of booze - there is definitely a big boozy burn on the finish, along with lots of sweetness. Somehow the sweetness is contained by the intense heat, almost making two wrongs a right, except that the heat is too much. Low complexity, dominated mostly by caramel sweetness and booze. Perhaps age would settle this, though older reviews seemed to indicate the same thing, so I couldnt be bothered waiting. Decent sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (15951) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 21, 2011
2011 bottle #247 of 500 thanks to Jcwattsrugger. Pours caramel brown. Tan head. Nose of bread soaked in alcohol, toffee and caramel. Some dark fruits linger in the deep background. Taste is essentially the same with some candi sugar. Medium body - light for a barley wine. Bready alcohol finish.

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