oh6gdx (21546) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Dark golden colour, not much head. Alcohol, fruit and berries in aroma. Strong alcohol and fruit in flavour. Quite extreme for being a cask ale, but then again very pleasant. Good beer to have if you sit down and have a chat with friends.
madmitch76 (16867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
13th July 2010. Chelmsford Beer Festival. Clear amber beer. No real head - a few lonsome bubbles! Dry palate. Brandyish toffee with some orange marmalade. Some alcohol heat in the finish. A full flavoured beer but nontheless lacks something. Just needs another dimension to it.
cgarvieuk (15934) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2011 Nice deep amber colour,Very sweet and strong, at first clawing but grows nicly if savoured as you should at 10%
cask at bow ... deep amber orange .. light dry hop nose ..soft sweet syrup ... juicy hop ... stick at 3.4
harrisoni (14508) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2010. Orange colour. Some decent citrus, crystallised fruit which is quite nice. That is really drinkable. Bit of heat on end. Bit hot. Good crystallised fruits though.
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in Washington, DC. Golden color, 3-bubble head, great lacing. Aroma of caramel and pears. Taste is very smooth, sort of like a mild, with a subtle bitter edge. Brings back memories of the pubs of Norwich. Very nice indeed.
TBone (13358) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper-golden color, small off-white head. Slightly alcoholic, berry-like aroma. Sweetish, even sugary ale with fruity notes. Very long, alcoholic bitter aftertaste. Berry also there. Cask ale to sip, slowly.
Leighton (13022) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Gravity cask at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival, 2010. Pours a rich, ruby-amber with a faint, filmy head. Aroma is rife with alcohol, along with some malts and light fruits. More booze in the flavor, with some nice sweetness in the forms of caramel and honey coming through. Medium to full in body with light carbonation and plenty of warmth. Finishes with lingering alcohol and some caramel maltiness. If you straight up love the taste and feel of alcohol this beer will get your juices flowing. (3.5)
Bottle at the Croydonia Tasting - East Croydon. Huge thanks to Paul for sharing this beer, which was a vintage c. late 1970s. Pours mostly clear amber with a fine, white cream head. Nose of spruce, wood and aged fruits. Medium sweet flavor with notes of honey and lightly tangy fruits. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Sweet finish with more tangy and subtly juicy fruits, some dry wood. Good stuff. Has aged very, very well. Certainly better than the fresh example I had previously. (3.8)
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Minimal white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is sweet, cotton candy, mango, some acetone, orange. Taste is sweet, cotton candy, orange, some mango, light alcohol. Sticky full body.
imdownthepub (10982) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest 07. Copper coloured with bubbly white head. It had to be done, it was there so it had to be conquered, and quite pleasing it was too. Thinnish initially but then an instant alcohol burn on the tongue, but this is balanced with some mid roasted malt and a mildly fruity finish. A pleasing lack of medicinal note, one of the better big uns.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Thomas Sykes Old Ale
Date: March 21, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: cloudy rusty orange, frothy beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light floral hops
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, generally light but full of flavor, nice depth on the fruityness, orange and apricot, just a hint of bitterness but the sweetness is pretty well restrained, hint of spicyness, light bitterness in the finish, hint of alcohol at the bottom of the glass
Overall: a light barley wine but really nice with the depth of the fruityness
Name: Thomas Sykes Old Ale
Date: October 13, 2011
Words: mac mcgee
a little earthyer with less sweetness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4