Irish Walker - Olde Hickory Brewery
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
4.22/5 rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):
Hazy amber glow with a short-stacked head on top. Rum raisins, Christmas pudding and brown bread in the nose. Actually, the aroma screams RAISINS!! Carbonation comes in low- key and smooth but fluffy enough to flaunt the creamy body. Not incredibly warming, a bit mellow for a Barleywine, but a few sips and the alcohol does settle in. Hops take a backseat to the let the malt work its magic as it dances from toasted bread to slightly roasted to grassy. Some timid esters--no doubt they are the way they are after a year's maturation. Speaking of age, there is a slight edge of oxidation that compliments more than anything else, though the chance to cellar this beer might be in question.
While on the shorter end of the spectrum with its less than domineering level of alcohol, it is a damn good English Barleywine.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2010 21:51:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Irish Walker from Olde Hickory Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.