Old Salty Barleywine 2004

Pours with little or no carbonation to give a brown sugar colored beer with some minor lacing around the edges of the head.

The aroma is all sweetness and sugar and so are the initial tastes. A very, very sweet combination of flavors hit, and the Golden Syrup that is mentioned on the label is very evident all the way through. When I drank this I was craving something sweet and I was not disappointed. This was a massively sugared brew, but not so much as to make it unpleasant nor undrinkable.

The mouthfeel was excellent too, with a distinct lack of that sugar, syrupy feel that can come with the style.

Alcohol is obviously there, and it threatens, but is nicely subdued to keep you going back for more.

This certainly won’t be to everyone’s liking, but I enjoyed it immensley.

Nice artwork and presentation too.

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12/14/2004
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bottle
ABV: ? %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.03
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