Irish Walker | Olde Hickory Brewery

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Irish WalkerIrish Walker
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3.97/5
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342 Ratings
Irish WalkerIrish Walker
BEER INFO

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

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.14%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A long slow fermentation and cold aging makes Irish Walker a well rounded, complex Barley Wine Ale. Released only once a year, it exhibits malty sweetness, fruity esters, and hoppy balance. This ale will age well for years to come.

Added by oberon on 12-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,654
Reviews:
101
Ratings:
342
pDev:
9.57%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Strong notes of chocolate malt, molasses, sorghum and pecan. The middle palate gets more roasted grain, barley and a toasted bread. It finishes very smooth, almost creamy, with a dry malt and fudge brownie. I like this one a lot.

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite barley wine to date. A must have if you are a fan of barley wine ales!

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Irish Walker from Olde Hickory Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 342 ratings