Valley Brew Old Inventory BarleyWine

 
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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 339   ABV: 11.3%
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Old Inventory is an English Style Barley Wine. Hints of caramel, toffee and brown sugar in the finish round out this beer. GABF 2009 Gold Medal Winner.

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3.7
djd07 (14369) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toasted malt. Medium mouth, candy sugar, caramel, boozy finish, very good.

3.9
johnnnniee (4285) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2009 vintage shared by MrBarleywine, thanks Mike. Copper color, fruity, light oxidation, nice brew.

3.6
jkwalking05 (4734) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Dark brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of maple, banana bread, caramel, brown sugar and malt. Taste is of maple, malt and caramel.

3.9
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2013
Pours ruby reddish brown with a small off white head. The nose is high sweet low bitter as a hint of tart. The texture is smooth and creamy, the body is heavy and finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Bomber from City Beer a couple years back. Massive pour, garnet and bedecked with an admirable, silky head. Softy nutty and malty nose along with deep boozy sweetness, no aggression but simply an elegant warmth. Mouthfeel perhaps ever so slightly sticky but that’s no demerit given the emphatic, unapologetic style here. A massive, uncompromising but very well rendered English BW. Enjoyed it.

3.9
SudsMcDuff (8389) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2012
bottle i had a sample from during a blind barleywine tasting .. . light brandy .. light mouth .. . deep fruit .. . deep copper brown .. mild foam .. . enjoyable .. . . I think I heard somewhere that cows like being killed.

3.6
alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2012
22 oz. bottle from wavers1. Pours brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma was caramel, dark fruits, and some spicy herbal notes. The flavor had brown sugar, caramel, dark fruits with an emphasis on dates and raisins. There is still some heat with this even though I sat on it for a bit. Syrupy mouth feel. Good but a touch unbalanced.

3.3
madmitch76 (24555) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2012
6th October 2010
Hazy dark brown beer, residual tan head. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Aniseedy dark toffee and a rumour of orange hop. That’s pretty much it but it’s a drinkable beer.

3.6
Tmoney99 (14384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle shared by alexsadad06. Poured yellow orange in color with an average white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet malt aroma. Moderate to heavy smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.

3.5
b3shine (8804) - Indiana, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Bottle to snifter (thanks, alexsdad06). Looks decent; a little thin though. Smells sweet and caramel. Tastes pretty good; hoppy for a barleywine. Mouthfeel is good. Enjoyable.


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