Thornbridge Alliance Madeira Reserve 2007

 
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Barley Wine
Ashford in the Water, England
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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
During 2007, an alliance based on friendship and love of great beer between Thornbridge’s Head Brewer Stefano Cossi and Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver led to the brewing of this refined strong ale which has been matured for over 18 months before being bottled. The collection includes the unoaked Alliance Strong Ale and two finished exclusively in fortified wine casks: Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry (PX) and American oak Madeira. We hope you enjoy this unique tasting experience

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john44 (3215) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Deep Amber/Copper in colour. Very vinous in both aroma and taste. Very Fruity; bitter citrus orange, marmalade, peel, raisins. Malty; sweet grainy malts, caramel, toffee, oaky, vanilla. Yeasty. Hoppy; grassy and piney hops. Alcohol very noticeable. Initially sweet, then bitter fruity throughout. Vanilla and oak increasingly evident in the lingering very dry finish. Complex, unusual. Nice, must try, beer! (2009-07)

3.8
markoijelena (3143) - Belgrade / Amsterdam, SERBIA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle 0.375l at The 8th Belgrade tasting Session Two at Alberto place in Pozarevac.18.07.2015.Grazie Mortlach for this bottle.Vintage 2007.Pour it dark red color with small white head.Aroma fruity and wodden barrel note.Taste sweet caramel, port present, dark red fruits, barrel note, pinch of vanilla, good aged and quite good complexity.

3.8
ippopotamo36 (2457) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 2), held in Vranovo and Pozarevac. 2007 bottle courtesy of mortlach from Rome, ciao e grazie mille. Pours a reddish pink color, hazy, almost no head. Nose: caramel, mou, leather. Mouth: mild dusty notes, caramel, frizzy end and quite bitter.

3.7
luttonm (6562) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round two. Bottle. Thanks Mortlach! 2007 vintage. Very soft bubbly head, dark mahogany, woody, red-brown. More red fruity, some tannins. Lots of leather. Still. Lovely, I enjoyed more with red fruit than original.

3.7
Mortlach (2467) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
375ml bottle shared at home. Deep amber-mahogany color a very thin foam than rapidly disappears. Aroma of dried fruits, raisins, caramel, sciacchetrà, oxidation. Flavour is sweet, caramel, toffee, raisins, some liquorice, very complex but a bit messy. Full body, no carbonation. I would prefer it if more refined.

3.8
McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Brown, headless, lightly greasy. Smooth biscotti honeycombed, little bit liquorice coming through moreover than the non barrelleded. Soft bitterness and big sweetness, odd see saw with a cloying mouthfeel and tiniest ABV..

Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting

3.9
BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Aroma is oxidised, funky, spicy oak. Taste is oaky, dried fruit, cake mix. Medium body. Decent

3.6
allmyvinyl (10845) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear chestnut with a thin white head. Aromas of sherry, oak, boozy. Taste is light sweet, dry finish. Marzipan.

3.6
Stuu666 (14250) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, nose is toffee, vanilla, oak, taste is sweet toffee, caramel, fruity.

3.6
Theydon_Bois (20225) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to Fin for trading me this one, 13/08/14. Murky mahogany brown with a moderate beige covering. Nose is dark fruit, brown sugars, dark toffee fudge, dates, spice. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, vanilla, spice, dark toffee, lightly oxidised tones but holding up well, spice, molasses, oaky wood. Full bodied, fine carbonation, light booze inthe close. Decent.


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