ronaldtheriot (972) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Adnams Tally-Ho Reserve has a thin, creamy, cream-colored head, a dark-brown (with reddish highlights), opaque appearance, and a coffee-like sheen of lacing left down the glass. The aroma is of very rich, sweet, dark fruits, chocolate powder, some alcohol, caramel, and nougat. Taste is of rich, sweet brown bread crust, some chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark fruit, charcoal, malt, cream, and a decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Adnams Tally-Ho Reserve finises semi-dry, alcohilic, and sippable. Overall, interesting is the key word with this one. I think itís really delicious! RJT
Weezel (15) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle. Pours a deep ruby almost port like. Flavor is deep and has port like grapey richness. No bitterness and a warming sweet finish. Good take on a traditional style.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Gingerman. Pours deep mahogany with 2 cm head. Nose of dark fruits. Tastes lovely of plums, figs, oak, pepper, cocoa powder, and fresh grass. Creamy palate with medium carbonation. Very pleasant not too sweet barleywine with no alcohol burn which is rare for style
DYCSoccer17 (3156) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. Sweet toffee and caramel notes are present in the nose. Lightly metallic, too. Transparent dark amber body with a medium, decently-strong cream-colored head. Starts with a somewhat sweet, toffee flavor. Becomes a bit vinous with some light ethanolic astringency in the finish. Some pitted fruits, raisins, and some fig flavors come in very late. A nice, drinkable English barleywine.
WillRunForBeer (181) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours Coca-cola brown with an off white head that falls quickly. Aroma of dark fruit, vanilla, caramel. Not all that complex for a barley wine. Flavor of caramel, clove, some earthiness and bitterness in the finish. Hides the 9% well.
stevoj (1333) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An unexpected, but surprisingly good, style from this British brewer. Dark Brown/ruby with spare head. Dried fruit aroma and taste with a bit of a tang to it. Alcohol peeks out from behind the tartness. Slightly sweetish, but not cloying, some alcohol warmth. Good fall seasonal.
radarsock (625) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.43 for the 11.2 oz bottle at Hunger Mountain.... or was it $2? Their system for pricing beers is quite strange. But anway, to snifter, it pours a murky Cola-rust brown, supported by a beige ringed head, half a finger in length. Aromas of sawdust, cloves, sweat, and beet sugar. Tastes almost identical. This has a rather a ashy profile, followed medjool dates, coffee syrup, and catnip by swallow. Heat noticeable. Not half bad, for what it is. Could it be improved? Yes. Will I finish the bttle? Yes. Okay then.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with ruby hues and a thin-lacing off-white head. Has a sweet light fruity nose with some lightly toasted dark caramel malts and zesty herbal hops. Starts with decent fullness and lightly oxidized caramel malts with some light fruits and biscuity notes before a drier grassy Goldings hop finish. Could be a little fuller and complex, but isnít too far off style.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 33cl ($4): Pours mahogany with a beige head. Aroma is dark fruit akin to a dark BSA, coupled with leather. Taste is malty, but not the body is not that heavy. This seems to be lacking in a complexity, and I would go so far as to say that it ainít even as heavy as it should be. That being said, it is remarkably drinkable for the high alcohol percentage.
S_Side_Smitty (331) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is fruity with heavy plum. There is something port-like about the aroma. Taste is very much like the aroma. Plum up front, going into a mild malt, and finally something equivalent to old leather. Not like any barley wines Iíve had.