Brewed by Three Tuns
Style: Barley Wine
Bishops Castle, England
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Christmas.
A rich, dark and fiery, yet smooth, barley wine with flavours of liquorice, ginger, caramel and roasted malts lasting through into a strongly bitter finish.

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Ktwse (5621) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2017
Pours brown with low tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Taste is mild roasted bitter with a mild sweet finish. Light and smooth body with soft carbonation.

MarcinG (1037) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Butelka 500ml. Czarny kolor. Piana bezowa,gesta o lekko kremowej konsystencji. Ladnie utrzymuje sie w szkle. Ciekawy aromat lukrecji melassy ciemnego pieczywa i palonych slodow. W smaku glebokie i pelne ,sprawia wrazenie ,ze jest bardziej geste niz w rzeczywistosci. Wyrazne nuty chlebowe (pumpernikiel) lukrecja slodki karmel i palone slody wszystko to podparte owocowym akcentem z duza dawka rodzynek ,sliwek i ciemnych owocow.

anfractuosity (468) - - JAN 2, 2017
Top notch beer, dark in colour. Liquorice flavours. Very enjoyable. Definitely want to try other Three tuns beers now.

MonsterMagnet (1601) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2016
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 Bottle from trade with minutemat, many thanks! Pours dark brown with a cream head. Full flavoured, pretty full body at just 6.5% abv. Roast, clove, figs, prunes, light smoke, toffee, molasses, fruit cake, ginger. Starts out fairly sweet, turning into a long bitter finish. Very nice.

AshtonMcCobb (6954) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2016
Bottle thanks to Shrewsbury swap with minutemat.
Appearance - dark brown to black with a hint of red and a lovely fluffy head.
Nose - smoke, toffee and then dried fruit. Generally molasses.
Taste - more molasses, then liquorice and then the smoke note kicks in and runs through to the finish. There’s a residual burnt raisin note that lasts for ages.
Palate - molasses, liquorice and burnt toffee.
Overall - it’s rich and gnarly and the challenge is rewarding. Actually it’s nice to drink a barley wine that isn’t just about marmalade.

MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
sepia, oily cream ring. Watery brown malt, thin nose with light burnt sugar, light gum. More roast and chocolate up front, thin, burnt with light sugar in sticky finish. Not a barleywine, more a brown ale.

nimbleprop (8830) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a watery brown with some fading, brown head. Nose has nougat, toffee, cherry, red wine, orange soda. Flavor is better, tobacco leaf, malt, bread crust, a little fruit cake. Sweet finish.

radagast83 (8533) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2015
~500ml bottle brought to the November 2015 DC tasting. Poured a hazy dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was very malty, lots of roasted malt notes. light sweetness. Light nutty notes. Touch of ginger. Seems like a decent winter beer to drink.

Iphonephan (7339) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
From a bottle at the Nov 2015 RateBeer gathering. Pours a clear cola with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of toffee and candi sugar.

GenDV138 (7764) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at the DC Gathering. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of licorice, roast, dark fruit, molasses. Tastes of roast, licorice, chocolate, molasses. Medium body with a dry finish.

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