Arran Sleeping Warrior

    Barley Wine is a style of strong ale originating in England and was normally kept for the aristocracy. The use of the word wine is due to its similar alcoholic strength of a fine wine, However since it is made from grain rather than fruit it is in fact, a Beer!
     While suitable for drinking now this classic ale will continue to develop in the bottle for up to four years. Over time this vintage will mature and its flavours mellow, rewarding you for your wait. All you need to do is decide when.
     The Sleeping Warrior is a view of the mountains connected with The Island of Arran,which it is claimed resembles that of a sleeping knight with his shield laid across his chest, resting from battle.
Nose: Vanilla Ice cream with golden syrup, Almonds and Brandy soaked prunes
Palate: Caramel, Raisins, Clove, Dark chocolate and cherry liquor truffle, grapefruit
Finish: Warm with hints of ginger tea Appearance: Brownish dark red
Comment: Pairs well with pudding as a perfect alternative to traditional dessert wines

                                        ABV: 8.3% vol

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International Beer Challenge 2016

Arran Sleeping Warrior won a Silver Award at the International Beer Challenge.

World Beer Awards 2015

Arran Sleeping Warrior won the title of United Kingdoms Best Dark Barley Wine in the World Beer Awards 2015.

Great Taste of Britain Awards 2015

Arran Sleeping Warrior won one star at the Great Taste of Britain Awards 2015.

International Beer Challenge 2015

Arran Sleeping Warrior won Bronze at the international beer challenge.