Thornbridge Alliance PX Reserve 2007

 
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Formerly brewed at Thornbridge
Style: Barley Wine
Ashford in the Water, England
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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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4.4
john44 (3048) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2017
Bottle. Brewed Spring 2007; Drank April 2011 - Deep Red Copper in colour. Strong vinous sherry aroma and taste. Very Fruity; sweet citrus orange/tangerine, marmalade, peel, raisins. Malty; sweet grainy malts, caramel, toffee, lots of oak, vanilla. Yeasty. Hoppy; grassy and piney hops. Very smooth (now 4 years old); alcohol less evident (than in Madeira Reserve; which was much younger). Sweet sherry fruity malty oaky throughout. Vanilla and oak in the dry finish. Complex, unusual. Wonderful barley wine. Fantastic stuff! (2011-04-30)

3.9
markoijelena (3113) - 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 Vintage 2007 bottle.Pour it dark hazy brown with small white head.Aroma of caramel.Taste of leather, bourbon note, caramel amd nuts ice cream feel, heat on your throat.Really rich and quite balanced.

3.8
ippopotamo36 (2353) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 29, 2015
At the 8th tasting (round 2), held in Vranovo and Pozarevac. 2007 bottle courtesy of mortlach, grazie socio daje! Pours amber color, cloudy and bright, minimal ivory foam leaving lacing. Nose: tons of black figs, molasses, some leather. Mouth: rich and solid beer, sweet character, sweet summer fruit, figs, molasses, nice.

3.6
luttonm (6154) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2015
At Belgrade Eighth Tasting, round two. Bottle. Thanks Mortlach! 2007 vintage. Very rich mahogany with bubbly head. Rich red fruit, alcohol and barrel. Fairly still, red fruit, oxidized, a touch chalky. Buttery sweet. Not bad.

4
Mortlach (2335) - 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, liquorice, sherry, a lot of oxidation. Flavour is sweet, caramel, toffee, raisins, sherry, liquorice, very complex. Full body, no carbonation. Awesome!

3.8
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful clear mahogany amber. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel. Taste of toffee, caramel. Sweet and bitter.

3.7
Stuu666 (13019) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours pale amber, nose is sherry, raisins, caramel, taste is sweet, caramel, raisins, fruit.

4.2
allmyvinyl (10486) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear mahogany with a thin Ting of white head. Aromas are bang on px, dark rich sherry, molasses. Taste is px. Sweet, almonds, liquorice. Rich, oily. Finishes sweet, nutty, boozy, comforting.

3.8
Theydon_Bois (19189) - 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. Lightly hazed dark amber with a moderate beige covering. Nose is sticky toffee pudding, sherry vibes, stoned fruits, toffee fudge. Taste comprises mellow dark fruits, vanilla fudge, spice, dark toffee, figgy jam, subtle oaky sherry tones. Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close. Great stuff, has aged well.

3.9
Scopey (14501) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle big thanks to Colin! It pours murky golden-brown with a small white head. The nose is sweet, juicy fruits, candied peel, wood, jam and big apricot feel about it. he taste is sweet, creamy, doughy, booze, oxidized malts, vanilla, fudge, toasted brown sugar, vinous notes and jam with a smooth, warming finish. Full body and decent carbonation. Rich, sweet and warming. A rather great sipper. Interesting and great depth.


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