Adnams Tally-Ho | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-11-2004

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Reviews:
33
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
15.54%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 67
Photo of kmpitz2
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Rich-O's. The beer arrived a deep brown color with ruby hues and a 1 finger head that fell to ring the top. The nose was weak, with a sweet fruity caramel character and a slight figgyness. The flavor was figgy, with a bit of a tannin flavor. I thought it was just okay. The feel was smooth and mellow with no real carbonaton on it. Overall, I was not overly impressed with it. I liked it but would probaly pass on it again.

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Photo of granger10
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

On hand pull at BW3 in Indy. This beer pours a deep dark red color with chestnut around the sides. Slight cream colored head skims just above the liquid. The nose is fruity almost to the point it is vinous in character but not quite. The more it warms up the more caramel and toffee I begin to notice. The flavors in this beer are very sweet. There's a chocolateyness to it that mixes with raisiny flavors. More dark fruit sweetness abounds but it's not all that great. The body is rich and malty but almost syruppy. Finish has mite in alcohol strength. Good beer and a nice departure from the super hopped barleywines but I couldn't have this too often.

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Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark red colour, with a samll off white head that fades soon, leaving a small lace. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate, tobacco, coffee. Medium body, thick a nd sticky palate, carbonation is OK. Taste of chocolate, coffee, dried fruits.Good barley.

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Photo of Suds
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A clear and dark ruby-brown color, the beer has a foamy tan head and low carbonation. The aroma has some pale malt, a little toffee and bread crust, and ,ore than a little bubble-gum and rubber band scent. Not boozy, but the alcohol is detectable. The taste is semi sweet and very, very malty....toast and nuts and nutmets. An interesting flavor. Full in body. This isn't my style of barley wine, and tha aroma is a bit odd, but the beer grows on you, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2013 edition.
Dark brown color with practically no head at all. It looks flat.
Light aroma of English earthy hops, some home-made coffee, cola, dark fruits, nuts and chocolate.
Flavor with notes of roasted coffee beans, raisins, cola, fig, earthy and somewhat tangy hops, biscuit, anise or ginger, nutmeg, cocoa and nuts. Dry aftertaste with a lasting rounded roasted note.
Medium body, but feels light, with a mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is absent.
Appearance and aroma wasn’t helping much to outstand this, but the flavor surprised positively given how smooth and drinkable can be a Barley Wine. Relatively not sweet. It does not have the obvious complexity that the style usually provides.

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Photo of tmoneyba
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft at Delly Deli 06/20/2005.

Poured brown hue with medium light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium sweet fruity aroma. Moderate complex flavor with no carbination due to cask.

Good not great

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Photo of rallison
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1998 bottle at Lucky Baldwin's.

Pours a mostly still muddy dark brown with a minimal head.

Smells of oxidation, toffee and burnt brown sugar.

Very English style in the malt profile here with lots of burnt caramel, toffee, molasses. Definitely some oxidation, but not too bad given the 11 years age and 7% abv. Dried fruits and and some more toffee in the flavor.

All in all, a decent aged English style barleywine. Not all that complex though, and the oxidation is starting to come through. I'd love a cask pull of this though, that could be good.

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Photo of buckiflyer
2.83/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Straight from cask at Moan and Dove in Amherst Ma. My first true cask beer. Very dark mahogony color with next to no head. Malty smell. Smooth taste with bread like finish. Very little carbonation. Unlike any other beer I have add. I am very anxious to try another cask beer to compare. Overall not real impressed.

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Adnams Tally-Ho from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.
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