Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the Ribs of Beef, Norwich, "Post-Xmas Crawl Part 2", 28th Dec 08. Very dark ruby brown with a caramel, dark fruit & red wine aroma. Smooth, full palate and it feels strong. The correct weight for a winter warmer. Nice.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask (handpump) @ Wellington, Birmingham B2, UK. Clear medium to dark red brown color with a small, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, roasted, caramel, cold coffee, dark fruits ala, raisin / plum, light light licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. (100108)
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ The Florence, Herne Hill. Ruby colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol / plums / dark fruits / caramel. Taste is warming / alcohol / fruits / toffee. Nice complex Barley Wine, very enjoyable.
KnutAlbert (6344) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Horse, Parson’s Green.
Lovely ruby beer, dried fruit like prunes or raisins. Sweet, warming alcohol. Quite nice, but some bitterness would not have hurt.
Fukito (884) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - NOV 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at The Wenlock, october 07, 05 vintage. Turbid, opaque, brown color and a small beige rim. Caramel, crystal malts aroma. Woody, complex, flavor with some alcohol burn and a sweet flavor. Heavy. Medium to heavy palate, persistante woody flavor. Nice, complex but a bit clumsy strong old ale.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mode: Bottle Conditioned
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
dark ruby red, headless, sweet fruity winey aroma, slightly sweet rich malt flavor, touch of fruity character, only a hint of bitterness in the finish
Source: blind tasting
muddy brown, whispy head, light sweet fruity aroma, nice malt flavor, hint of fruityness, touch of alcohol, warms to really nice fruity flavor,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
StueyD (1351) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown coloured beer with reddish tints in the light, but no head. A distinct toasted malt nose with burnt sugar, liquorice, treacle and a touch of smoke. The taste is bitter sweet, toasted malt, winey, sherry-like, plus liquorice. woody and a touch grassy. The finish is bitter sweet but smooth. (Cask - Easter Beer Festival @ The Fox & Hounds, Heacham, Norfolk).
harrisoni (14600) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask handpull at White Horse, Parson’s Green. Very deep ruby, with lasting beige head. Adnams yeasty aroma. Some dark malts, but the dark fruits are the stand out things here. Nice tingly hop finish. Not bad toffee too. The pump clip kept being turned around and then it was back on again.
JorisPPattyn (8228) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask Nearly no head; near black beer with ruby highlights. Is it possible to make a near-noseless beer? Well, A_B would, but - Adnams? Some (dark) greenery, searching hard. Sweet, liquorice, slightly roasted. Syrupy dark malts and caramel, with a slight spicey touch as juniper berry. Very slick, full-bodied and oily, going more flavours retronasal than nose + first taste combined. I still have to understand the Adnams’ fan club. I think most of their beers are fairly... standard.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint pulled at The White Horse on Parsons Green (London), dark with a thick brown head. Molasses aroma, nearly golden syrup. Rich and chcolotely flavour with a sweet (too sweet) finish,