AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Black Bull.
Appearance - amber red with a lovely lacy head.
Nose -honey and wholemeal bread.
Taste - honey going into marmalade.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a big tangy texture and a long balanced finish.
Overall - not the best barley wine but a decent impression.
thmsboyd (24) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BBE Aug 2015, Bottled 21/08/13. Sweet sherry, red berries and cereal aromas. Cloudy amber appearance with evident fizz and a significant, bubbly head. Early sweetness counteracted by a sharp, alcoholic acidity. Lingering hop bitterness. Full body, with a smooth, creamy texture. Lively on the tongue. Overall a very well-balanced and drinkable barley wine.
Finn (4199) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flaske 0,275l spandert av Rune og delt med ham under bonusseanse i WC-veien 30 Apr 13. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum som varer. Forsiktig krydderaroma. Smaken veldig søt. Litt mandler. Holder seg veldig søt. Litt tørr i avslutninga. Preg av sherry.
mike_77 (3119) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale brown colour. Aroma is sweet. Texture is thick. Flavour is very sweet and malty with some woody notes. Warming.
Fin (7409) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Geraint & Helen (next door neighbours) consumed at home Wednesday 11th December 2013 Pours copper in colour with hardly a bubble noticed. Clarity is pretty good, consistency is watery syrup, actually its not so thick but it is thicker than your average beer. Fruity and a little sweet with a little sourness creeping in. To be fair this isn’t your heavy cloying, massively sweet Barley Wine as it certainly has its own character but sipping again it is sweet with alcohol soaked rasins and other dried fruit dancing on the tongue. A good beer would have liked a little carbonation though. A6 A3 T7 P4 Ov14 3.4
turbothy (1090) - Bonn, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a very thin layer of foam on top. Warm, honey-like aroma. Taste is malty and warming, but as the beer warms a distinctly bitter hop flavour punches through. Slightly astringent.
mr_h (2862) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by gravity at Troon Beer Festival (3 Oct 2013) - clear amber brown, lively bubbly head, alcohol, sweet aroma, very sweet, alcohol, oily texture, nice
zimbo (558) - SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Weird light dijon mustard type nose in the bottle but much more sweet and tropically ftuity on the nose.. Reddish orange glow in the glass. Very lowcarb . Sugary sweet like castor sugar. Ridiculously sweet. No balance. Not very good.
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at North Bar. Retrospective, therefore probably a bit vague, rating. Pours a murky brown, small head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, some slightly woody notes, golden syrup and dark jammy fruits. Taste is similar, with a little candied fruits and marzipan as well. Fairly full body, and mostly flat. Perhaps a little oversweet (though perhaps a little more CO2 would’ve lifted it off the palate more), but still very nice indeed.
Hanoi (394) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is brandy, apple, toffee, lots of brown sugar. Really delightful. Taste is toffee apples, spun sugar, touch of brandy slight hoppiness. Notes sticky fruits, vinous notes, slight lactose. Mouthfeel is a touch thin.
Very sweet, but a good addition to the cellar.