StueyD (812) - Heacham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark amber coloured beer with a thickish off white head. A strong fruity malt aroma, vinous with plum and cherry evident. The taste is bitter to start, vinous again, with lots of plum and cherry fruit in a sweetish malty flavour. Well balanced with only a tiny hint of the alcohol content! (Cask - The 2006 Peterborough Beer Festival).
Nuffield (3347) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden, still. The aroma is definitely sweet, with notes somewhere between muscat wine and bug repellant. The flavor is complex and spicy. Good, rich, oily palate. This was really quite enjoyable. It’s not much like an American barleywine, and I don’t even know if it fits the barleywine label, but it was good. (on cask at Turf Tavern, Oxford)
DJMonarch (9153) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2007 1. Cask Stillage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Oldham 29/03/2003
Golden coloured quite a rich feel and very strong in alcohol. Some fruitiness and a warming finish. Listed in the festival program as 11.5% ABV
2. Sampled a month later at Wilkie’s Tavern, Warrington 17/04/2003 with the same results as above and a very reasonable £2 a pint!
3. Cask Handpump at the Marble Arch Inn, Manchester 20/01/2007
Fruity very strong aroma. Golden coloured hoppy and very strong in alcohol. Some citrus flavour. A little dryness in a crisp and bitter lasting finish.
Gary (1132) - Rochester, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask Bricklayers beer fest putney.Well I like it.I’m surprised by the negtive press this ale has recived but mayb i’m just a juice head and duff who was drinking it at the same time hated this. Heavy and thick malt bomb.Remined me of samiclause .Peachy fruit esters -petrol and shitloads of syrup.Hey I digged it.
Svesse (5196) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 27 Nov 2010) Copper colour with brief head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, fruitcake, raisins and hints of old socks. Fruity, malty taste with notes of raisins, prunes, dried fruit, caramel and treacle. Full body with slightly oily mouthfeel. Vinous and warming. Very sweet with some spicy bitterness coming through the alcohol veil. A bit boozy and unrefined, but quite enjoyable in moderate amounts.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gingery orange colour. Estery tropical fruit aroma with some bubblegum. Unctuous, sweet orangey flavour - reminded me of Grand Marnier. Obviously alcoholic, with a big afterburn. Syrupy mouthfeel. There’s a touch of late acidity but it could do with a touch more hop bite to cut through. This really grabbed me on first taste but it became a bit overwhelming after a while. Nonetheless, rather more palatable than many British high alcohol beers. Cask (gravity dispense), White Cliffs beer Festival, January 2005.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Cask at Chelmsford Beer Festival. Was expecting this to be awful. Was pleasantly surpised to find it was drinkable and quite tasty. Petrol blonde colour. Very sweet aroma with no chance of hiding the alcohol. Some melon and pineapple in there too. More of the same in the flavour but it is suprisingly drinkable. Not quite so dominated by the alcohol as you would think. Lovely and full in the mouth.
jter9 (12) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Keele postgrad bar april 09. medium amber in colour. Extrmemely alcoholic but thoroughly enjoyable in small doses. worth a try.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Croydon BF ’07. Aroma is caramel, honey, fruity alcohol. Taste is syrupy, malty, some hops, dark fruits. Finish is alcoholic and malty.
weaselkenievil (1094) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too thick and you can taste the strength. Maybe not all 11% but there is something assaulting my throat. Has a decent amount of fruit but the thick caramel like finish is a bit much for me. Would try it again but not in a massive hurry.