Appalachian Walker | Olde Hickory Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: British Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Appalachian Walker is our award-winning Irish Walker barleywine ale aged for over a year in brandy barrels.

Geoff and Charles Alexander of Appalachian Vinter have commissioned this beer for a cause. A portion of sales is contributed to the Puzzle Piece Project which supports research of autism and gives support to those affected.

Added by HopsForBrains on 01-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#872
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.47%
 
 
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Appearance: Pours a burnt caramel color with a wispy head that fades in about 30 seconds; leggy, with dots of lace sticking

Smell: Caramel, fig, date, chocolate and Brandy

Taste: Caramel and oak forward, with dark dried fruit flavors of date and fig building; a hint of chocolate, in the middle, and then the Brandy takes over; moderately boozy, through the finish, with the Brandy blending with the other elements in the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low carbonation

Overall: Olde Hickory is a master of the barrel-aged Barleywine program and this is the top of the line; my only complaint is that they need to produce more examples of this style; as my grandmother used to say about her bridge game, "When a suit has begun, run it like a son of a gun."

Thanks, aleckpa, for the opportunity

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I feel lucky to have picked up a bottle of this.

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Poured from bottle into snifter glass, this is from the first batch.

Has this delicious taste that some other Olde Hickory barrel aged beers have, that reminds me of bitter dark chocolate, but there's a lot of complexity too; Brandy, wood, leather, dark fruits and raisins. Really fantastic brew!

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Appalachian Walker from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 4.42 out of 5 with 49 ratings