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Irish Walker - Olde Hickory Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 41
Gots: 83 | FT: 11
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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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-10-2013 20:15:03 | More by RedneckBeerz
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bcp5296d

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-05-2013 22:39:42 | More by bcp5296d
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-28-2013 14:42:35 | More by xnicknj
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-24-2013 03:29:06 | More by johnnyboy76
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baybassboy

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-14-2013 04:27:03 | More by baybassboy
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davey101

Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage into a Founders 15'th glass. Really digging the wax job with the stamp on top of the cap.

A - Pours a very dark brown body. Look more like a stout than a barleywine. Two fingers of light mocha foam sticks around for a long time. Excellent lacing and retention.

S - Now I know why its so dark. Lots of roasted malts, char, and chocolate combined with the traditional toffee, brown sugar, and raisins. A bit of faded piney hops and some booze

T - Toffee, heavily roasted malts, brown sugar, molasses, raisins, and a metallic aftertaste alongside light oxidation. Its pretty tasty but rather lackluster. The mouth feel is great though, rich and creamy.

O - A very roasty barleywine with a lot of good attributes but none that shine too bright. The metallic aftertaste takes its toll and oxidation is starting to creep in. I'm happy to have tried it but it wasn't exactly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 03:13:23 | More by davey101
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-05-2013 13:50:13 | More by DaPan
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-04-2013 19:03:01 | More by leftstagebrew
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tsauce2

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-26-2013 21:39:35 | More by tsauce2
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juliusseizure

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

04-15-2013 01:11:22 | More by juliusseizure
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mikeincharleston

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-13-2013 21:43:48 | More by mikeincharleston
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BAsbill

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2013 08:25:03 | More by BAsbill
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-28-2013 00:05:25 | More by stakem
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imperiallibations

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-27-2013 21:44:05 | More by imperiallibations
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-24-2013 21:36:33 | More by Rifugium
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laxer8811

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-23-2013 04:05:48 | More by laxer8811
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-20-2013 22:57:50 | More by Brewsed
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-19-2013 00:42:57 | More by DruRho
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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a deep murky mixture of mahogany and burgundy. A thin tan foam rises as the liquid is poured but quickly settles and recedes to a film. leaves a touch of lacing spots on the glass.

S - classic rich fruity, malty sweet barleywine nose. Notes of rich juicy dark and dried fruit like dates, plums and raisins. all that draped on top of grain notes such as bread pudding, rye bread. along with notes of sweet cream, burnt sugar and almond liquor.

T - spicy, doughy, rye-bread like flavor. there is also a nutty toasty grainy character along with a burnt sugar sweetness. hints of dried fruit like dates and raisins are present in the center along with a classic English herbal hop character. more notes of burnt sugar and brown sugar on the backend along with toasty notes of almonds and a subtle alcohol heat. finish is sweet yet smooth.

M - full bodied. thick viscous almost syrupy texture. medium carbonation.

O - very good barleywine. hits all the classic notes of the style. something i would definitely like to have again and see how it develops overtime.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2013 02:23:55 | More by Teleweizen2
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kell50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

03-16-2013 14:07:20 | More by kell50
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Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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Morockm

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

02-22-2013 00:45:41 | More by Morockm
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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Ungertaker

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

01-28-2013 20:48:00 | More by Ungertaker
Irish Walker from Olde Hickory Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.