FatPhil (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330ml bottle (StABF2016, St. Albans)
Yucky malty aroma, gluey. Yucky taste, yeast, rough. So much burnt plastic. Horrible, (Smells of sweet gluey nastiness, looks pale with an acceptable head, tastes of bread yeast and glue and things that ought to make a person go blind... Not good. -anna)
Marduk (6437) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear dark amber color color. Medium size, white head, stays. Melon, sweet, honey, fruits in aroma. Fruity, sweet, honey and taste in taste. Mango and fruity stuff in aftertaste. Fizzy carbonation. Hmm happens?
martjoobolut (3188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours dark golden-amber with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, fruits, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, malt. Carbonation is high. Finish is rather boozy. Overall: very good.
WillRunForBeer (2343) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared by Paul. Thanks! Pours golden brown with a big off white head. Aroma is caramel, butterscotch. Flavor is caramel, butterscotch, a touch of wildflower hop.
The_Osprey (6631) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share in Richmond, many thanks to Fergus. As ’Chiltern Bodgers Barley Wine’. Instantly made me think of Bodger and Badger. Dark orange brown, still, big foamy off-white head. Aroma is bready, apple, booze. Body is light with tingly carbonation. Taste is bitter up front, then ashy burnt notes, apple and booze. I like the burnt ashy stuff. Decent.
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. From St Albans BEER fest. Hazed orange coloured pour with a lasting lively frothy white head. Aroma is toffee apple, alcohol. Flavour is composed of toffee apple, burnt sugar, lively, bitter apple. Palate is frothy, airy carbonation, tangy bitter woody finish. Decent.
Leighton (18745) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in Richmond - many thanks to Fergus. Pours cloudy gold with a frothy, off-white head. Rich bread in the nose, so,e ripening citrus, dry toffee, crackers. Medium sweet flavor with some ripe tangerine, pale bread, lemon meringue, light pine, custard, vanilla frosting, medium bodied with lively carbonation. Sweet finish, lightly warming, with light bitter hay, orange rind, sugary pale bread, more custard, ripe citrus. Pretty tasty stuff.
EdKing (2411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Berkhamsted Beer Shop. Colour is dark rusty red, opaque, soft white foam head, which stays. Nose is grain musty, damp grain, apricot fruit, barley sugar, marmalade, orange citrous, orange peel, slight nuttiness, wood, earthy. Has a lovely musty nose. I’m so tired of over hopped double IPAs and triple IPAs. It’s refreshing to get a really nice soft, complex, musty barley wine. Taste is really good. Soft orange fruit, orange peel, barley grain, musty grain, some bitter earthy hop, alcohol, peach and apricot. Very nice old school barley wine. One of the best barley wines I’ve had.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Red tinged brown gold, I’m sure Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat had a colour like this on it, perhaps one of those colours that I’ve only ever heard in that song. What a pile of shite that is. With a thin short lived tan head. Aroma is sweet malts, some boozy notes, orange peel. Flavour has dark fruits, sweetness, wood, little spice. Not a typical barley wine. Quite liked it, not amazing but would have again.
Svesse (7932) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Gravity cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 23 Nov 2012) Chestnut colour with almost no head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of apple, caramel and vinous aromas of dry sherry. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, apple juice, dry sherry and a slight rancio character in the finish. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness and a generous bitterness with slightly leafy hops. Quite complex, but a really tasty barley wine. Nice one.