madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20th December 2007
7.5% abv. Notably sweet and treacly black barleywine. Very drinkable. no bitterness,
MiP (12988) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark chestnut/red colour. Creamy head. Quite malty, a little sweet flavour. Very nice creamy mouthfeel.
cgarvieuk (12784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Sweet blackcurrant roast makts nose ... Light ovaltinr... Blackcurrant roast
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cardinal. A clear, dark amber beer with a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has a lot of salty beef stock, with caramel and some prunes. Quite nice, but nothing more. The flavor is better and more complex, with caramel, beef stock, dark sugars, prunes, coffee notes and a fine chocolate touch. Full body and pleasant carbonation. Bitter finish with chocolate and coffee. A very nice one, although the aroma was a bit strange. 101113
harrisoni (12477) - 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.
TBone (11730) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml (2009, Tuulensuu)
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Rye bready, malt vinegardish aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is also very rye bready, liquid HP sauce. Sweetish caramell in the finish. This traditional dark ale has some similarities to Traquair brews.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very English-tastin BW. Quite sweet, but good flavour development
argo0 (11166) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask. Headless muddy dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some toffee, raisin. Undercarbonated medium-full body.
kp (10886) - 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.
Christian (10754) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at Christian Firtal. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Malty aroma of toffee and caramel, with brown sugar, dried fruit and a touch of something yoghurt-like. Very sweet, cloying flavour of dried fruit, malt and dark sugar