Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s, big thanks to Leighton for digging this one up, 08/04/14.
Lightly hazed amber with a moderate off white covering/edgeing.
Nose is tarte fruit, spice, bitter citric rind, orange peel, caramel, dates.
Taste comprises dark fruit rind, prunes, stoned fruits, Xmas cake, spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, drying booze charged finale.
Solid barley wine, plenty of depth and flavour and drinks fairly easily considering the ABV!
Leighton (10483) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Anders for this one. Pours lightly hazy, golden-brown with a foamy, off-white head. The nose has rich bread, some toffee, golden raisins, hints of butter. Big sweet flavor with heavy golden raisins, dates, rich pale bread, white sugar, stewed apples. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Rich, lightly warming finish, tons of sugary bread, moderate fruits, more golden raisins, pale toffee. Delicious. Extremely decadent and hefty but really damn tasty.
Scopey (6197) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest-amber brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, malty, brown bread, toast, dirty, caramel, toffee and honeycomb. The taste is toffee, brown sugar, honey, candied citrus peel, nectarine, wood, oily and earth with a dry, warming finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not bad.
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, Bottle 936/1134, retired exclusive Dutch brew, thx alot to KingCecil!, very complex brew, woody/sweet and slightly alcoholic/spicy, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, WOW!
VastActiv (2574) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 17082012. Colour is amber with almost no head. Aromas and flavours: Massive sweetness, massive malts and spices.
laiti (5441) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 05.03.2010
Aroma is sweet with somewhat ripe fruits, sugary notes and caramel. Flavour is really sweet with fruits, shitloads of caramel and some sugary notes. Too sweet and too boozy, just like Bommen & Granaten. A good way to get a diabetes.
humlelala (948) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle #504 I think; courtesy of Ungstrup - huge thanks!) Pours a dark amber, clear with small floaties and no head. Aroma is surprisingly refined with notes of cognac, oak, rye bread and maybe a tinge of oxydation. Pretty flat, oily texture with a full body and quite a sweet, warming finish. Taste generally follows the nose, is characterised by sweetness with plenty of aroma notes. Smooth and with the alcohol very well masked.
olio (5856) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavor of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and some alcohol notes.
madmitch76 (14312) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th February 2010
Hazy red-amber beer. Aged malt nose. No head, low carbonation. Semi dry palate, a little soft. Rich sweet malt, fruity. A nice low key blend of orange and cranberry and generic fruits. Very light vanilla wood, subtle brandy and provides a brief warm note. Nice liquer beer!
cgarvieuk (13935) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ...amber ... deep dark sweet toffee malt nose ...very sweet ... toffee malts ... rich and sweet ... very juicy ... quite oily ... ligth hoppy finish ...