2018 Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary Golden Edition | Interbrau S.p.A

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Brewed by:
Interbrau S.p.A
Italy
interbrau.it

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Beersnake1 on 06-09-2018

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4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp into a Thomas Hardy's Ale snifter. Look is a reddish brown with quickly dissipating light head. It's murky and barley wine like! Nose is toffee, herbal notes, and a moderate amount of fruit - cherries and a hint of strawberry. To be honest, I am a bit surprised how subtle the nose is. Taste is really smooth. A slight bitterness is there, as well as a slight alcohol burn. The caramel notes really come through. Some cinnamon, vanilla, white chocolate, and candy are there. There is a ash taste that is a bit strange. I am stuck on the bitter aftertaste, which isn't normally there in an English barley wine. I am planning to age a couple of bottles for 5-10 years, so I will update this review then. Mouthfeel is thick and robust. Overall, a nice barleywine with great aging potential.

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2018 Thomas Hardy's Ale 50th Anniversary Golden Edition from Interbrau S.p.A
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 1 ratings