Imperial Barley Wine - Ridgeway Brewing

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Imperial Barley WineImperial Barley Wine

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Reviews: 3
Hads: 6
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: DIM on 10-07-2013

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Reviews: 3 | Hads: 6
Reviews by DIM:
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3.63/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2012 vintage #6785. I am surprised this had not been added yet. Am I missing something?

a: Clear, pale golden copper color; pours with a short lived head.

s: Roasted, nutty toffee; kind of sugary. Muted leafy hops. Weak tea and faint alcohol.

t: Still a fair amount of hops thankfully, this is a sugar bomb. Definitely one to drink fresh I say. Very sweet toffee and some faintly fruity tea with leafy bitterness. Lingering sugar.

m: Not as substantial as one would expect from a beer this size. Gently carbonated.

o: An okay sweeter barleywine, not one to revisit.

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Photo of windypete
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.4/5  rDev +19.6%

Bottle no. 1629.
Mine's a 2012 vintage so at least a year and 11 months old.

A: Bright light amber body with a healthy off-white head.
S: Very scenty. From the bottle it has a Belgian yeast headiness, but in the glass it's all caramel and dried fruits.
T: Very full flavoured and sweet, with hoppy caramel at the forefront. It's actually hop-forward, with orange marmalade in place of the usual dried fruits. It's also hoppy bitter and there is a slight whisky burn which I like. Nice and muddy towards the end and a bit of an ashtray-like hoppyness in the aftertaste. Some orange rind towards the end of the glass.
M: Velvety and sticky with a nice level of effervescence.
O: A good one. Definitely going to stock up next time I'm in Beers of Europe and set them aside to age.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber beer with a HUGE four finger high, fluffy, white head.

Nose: Orange marmelade, caramel malt, dried fruit, sweet syrup and raisin.
Taste: Caramel, orange, apple, vanilla, pine, alcohol and toffee.
Body: Medium to full body. MEdium carbonation. Smooth, soft texture. Boozy.

It's an ok Barely Wine but nothing I'm going to look for again.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oysbot
3.38/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Imperial Barley Wine from Ridgeway Brewing
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