Adnams Tally-Ho | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

Adnams Tally-HoAdnams Tally-Ho
BA SCORE
3.94/5
71 Ratings
Adnams Tally-HoAdnams Tally-Ho
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 01-11-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,019
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
71
pDev:
11.17%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of Dzu
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle.
L: black with biege massive foam head.
S: rich aroma of fruits, caramel, plums.
T: toffee, fruity, raspberry.
F: oily and soft carbonation.
O:great ale. Recommended.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing Electronic Super Joy. Dried fruits, with some licorice and some roastyness notes. Enjoyable but not mind blowing.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

ive had this one awhile, so was not sure how it would hold up, didnt realize it was lower abv for the style until i opened it up. still doing just fine several years later, a tad oxidized, but i always find that to be a flattering quality in these english dark ales like this. deep carael color to this one, barely any head on it, but some nice shine and viscosity. sweet malty nose, almost scotch ale-like, with a hint of smoke and deep toasted caramelized grain. honey and brown sugar, cardboard and wood, mild spices, decaying english ale yeast. same thing with the taste, a real tired yeast strain contributes it to it being more of an old ale type, but i like that here, its a cool second layer behind the grain sweetness. notes of raisin and molasses on the finish, a little fresh wood, hickory maybe, like the grill, very autumnal. probably a little more lively and distinctive when fresh, but it has held up pretty well and become super nicely integrated. i have not had nearly enough beer from these guys...

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Photo of JavierGC
3.13/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of janubio
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
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 RochefortChris
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of randomNBGD
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ChinaskiWMA
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This brew pours from the bottle dark black with a little amber if you hold it up to a bright light. It has a respectable thick head leaving lacing on the glass as you drink it down. The nose is malt and toasted biscuit alcohol. The taste is malty with the signature twang of Adnams yeast. Adnams is about subtlety and you get a great deal of complexity here without overwhelming the palate. It presents with chocolate, toasted biscuit, and very subtle stone fruit, then a remarkably clean finish with no after taste. How do they do that? The mouth feel is surprisingly light.

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Photo of windypete
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
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 KAF
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of boogerisu
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2012 version. Feel like it lost a step.

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Photo of HurrahBeer
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tejon
2.39/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

If you can drink more than 0.5L of this beer youre a hero. Densityyyyy

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Photo of djura
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of renatopi
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of proctah
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hoppsbabo
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%

Something special for my 250th review.

A: Ruby black. Small but healthy off-white head.
S: Lots of liquorice and blackberries. Smokey (or is it toasty?) and slightly nutty. A touch of dandelion and burdock.
T: All the afforementioned qualities although smokier than I expected. Prickley ginger in there too. Pretty dry, especially for the strength. Earthy as it warms. Fruity aftertaste. Lovely velvety mouthfeel.
O: A decent winter warmer. Bonfire smokiness, ginger and liquorice.

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Photo of Anze
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of diablo14
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured from a 330 ml bottle into an English pint glass. A rich reddish mahogany color with almost no head, just a smattering of beige bubbles against the sides of the glass. Has the richly malty, tangy aroma common to this brewery's other offerings, albeit darker and sweeter, a tad metallic and briny with a decent dose of floral and earthy English hops. Palate is dark and rich, raisins and dates, pretzels, molasses, dry nuts, and burnt toffee, with some brown spice (nutmeg?) and tangy hop flavors as well. The same metallic, briny tang from the nose comes through on the palate. Not as sweet as expected (think baker's molasses rather than brown sugar), well-balanced from a hops perspective. Perhaps I was expecting more complexity, such that the pronounced fruity notes one often gets in other barleywines are largely absent here. Fairly fizzy and of moderate body, almost like a brown ale in the latter regard. Alcohol is largely concealed. Finishes quite spicy and crisp, with a lingering dark malt nuttiness. Widely available in these parts and certainly worth trying, although I'd rank this below some other takes on the style.

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Photo of KevinRailton
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of zenithberwyn
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Adnams Tally-Ho from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 71 ratings
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