Old Embalmer - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by BigMcLargeHuge:
3.8/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sampled at Toronado 2009 Barleywine Festival.
Pours clear deep gold with copper core and nice off white head. The mild aroma has notes of dark fruitiness, some sweet malts and floral hops. The taste is very much to English barleywine style to me with rich chewy dark fruity esters coming from prunes, cherries and ripe plums. It slowly takes on sweet malts and a hint of caramelization. Nice brew that is right on the mark now.
Serving type: on-tap
02-13-2011 23:31:34 | More by BigMcLargeHuge
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3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22 oz, fresh 2013 vintage
rusty copper orange color, thin off white head that fades to a whisp of a covering. smell is a bit boozy, and strong hop flavor - fruit and pine flavors. taste has a good hearty caramel malt flavor to hold up the bitter hops. slight alcohol taste, good balance. thinner body, but slick oily mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
overall - a little bit hot, but solid barleywine
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 04:54:51 | More by jmdrpi
3.56/5 rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served in a snifter glass. Embalmer '12 bottle dated Jul 18, 12-poured 12/04/2013.
Appearance: Thick bodied cloudy amber body with quite a few bubbles all over the place. An off-white head is quite thin with a vigorous pour rising to maybe 1/8".
Smell: Light rum scent that comes and goes. I am sorry to say but this brew has o potency when it comes to scent.
Taste: Strong alcohol flavors that remind you a bit of wood. It lacks complexity which is okay with with me. Barley notes that feel slightly fruity. That's really about it.
Mouth: Comes off a notch dry, feeling a bit toasty at the end. Is it sticky? maybe just a bit and it is what saves the "feel" rating of this beer.
Overall: Not a bad brew but considering it's price and the at least twenty other barleywines that are out there I would suggest skip. I am not knocking it, i just have had the pleasure of having quality over this brew, grab a glass and judge for yourself...Salud!
Serving type: bottle
12-04-2013 07:13:18 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Old Embalmer from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.