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Irish Walker - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Irish WalkerIrish Walker

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BA SCORE
88
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.39%
Wants: 41
Gots: 87 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.14% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 12-25-2009)
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-26-2013 21:53:14 | More by mendvicdog
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-26-2013 03:15:41 | More by ygtbsm94
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ldhughes3

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-14-2013 04:47:20 | More by ldhughes3
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AGoodStout

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-10-2013 03:58:11 | More by AGoodStout
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cosmicevan

New York

4.36/5  rDev +10.7%

2011 vintage that i picked up last year when i was in NC (or maybe i picked it up longer ago?) none-the-less, enjoyed from an olde hickory half pint taster glass thingie.

a - brew poured a stunning ruby brown with crimson highlights. to the light you can somewhat see through it...massive cream colored head that hung out for ages and coated the glass as it vanished. pretty amazing looking.

s - nose is amazing. nougat, toffee, caramel...lush english barleywine. butterscotch. just spot on for what i like. really rich and thick with tons of candy.

t - taste matches the nose, just fantastic. really rich and thick and lush toffee butterscotch. caramel, nougat...you get the point. great barleywine.

m - fairly chewy and thick...a bit boozy on the finish.

o - overall, really great english barleywine. this sort of tows the line of old ale...really what i love about the english barleywine style. this is a keeper...would definitely have again.

11-05-2013 01:44:05 | More by cosmicevan
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Wamba

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-03-2013 22:16:43 | More by Wamba
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atone315

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-02-2013 15:51:09 | More by atone315
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-02-2013 06:43:27 | More by lonewolfcry
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RWLawman

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-01-2013 22:32:20 | More by RWLawman
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-29-2013 01:21:26 | More by Brewski
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Brew33

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

10-22-2013 01:18:15 | More by Brew33
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cardsfan

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

10-10-2013 17:38:14 | More by cardsfan
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-07-2013 00:34:37 | More by chinchill
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-05-2013 23:20:39 | More by kbuzz
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scott2269

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

09-01-2013 19:57:56 | More by scott2269
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -3.3%

2011 vintage, which I usually wouldn't review, but this shows few signs of oxidation or decline. Thanks to n2185 for the bottle. Tasted 24 August 2013.

Pours deep rusty brown, dark, but clear with light behind it, which makes it look even more reddish. Half-finger of tan head, okay retention, stellar lacing.

Smell is big and malty, just what I want from an English barleywine. Dark fruit, a bit of molasses, and tobacco. Has both sweetness and depth.

Taste is pleasantly complex. It's less potently sweet, with more leather and tobacco than in the smell. Lots of brown, tannin flavors. In the finish, hops and alcohol come through as a two-pronged bitterness. Just a touch of oxidation.

Feel is good. Medium-heavy body, very sticky. It's a little low on carbonation, but there's enough to keep things active. Lasting.

A tasty beer, with nicely varied malt character. I like it, though some might find it overly sweet.

08-25-2013 02:43:36 | More by zeledonia
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-16-2013 18:42:50 | More by hellhammermario
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adam_e

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-15-2013 13:05:14 | More by adam_e
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hemorhoidzz

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-13-2013 21:46:57 | More by hemorhoidzz
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sendbeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-13-2013 20:21:23 | More by sendbeer
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-12-2013 14:05:55 | More by brycevolk
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

08-10-2013 01:01:08 | More by kristougher
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ekalb31

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-06-2013 23:47:49 | More by ekalb31
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-28-2013 20:50:56 | More by drummermattie02
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-28-2013 10:48:06 | More by midlifec
Irish Walker from Olde Hickory Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.