Style: Barley Wine

ABV: 11.0 IBU: 60

94/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

High Water Brewing Old And In The Way

What the brewers say

“Brewed in the traditional English Barley Wine Style. Flavors of toffee, treacle, and caramel emerge as the beer opens up. Enjoy this beer a little warmer to fully appreciate the depth and complexity of flavors in this beer. Brewed to be enjoyed as a sipping or fireside beer.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Full of woody and spicy hops, toffee, caramel, stewed fruits, banana, alcohol, sherry oxidation, even some dates, figs, light chocolate, and vanilla.”

Flavor: “Toasted caramel malt, with dried nutty notes and a hint of dates, too, but in a mild way. There’s a touch of pleasant oxidative sherry notes and broken down malt that gives a nice level of baseline bitterness to cut the sweetness. It all works relatively well.”

Overall: “A British take that could handle just a bit more body. The malt does a good job of smoothing out the high alcohol heat.”

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