Leighton (14391) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up at BarleyWine in Copenhagen a few years back. Pours mostly brown with a creamy tan head. Big ripe fruit nose with kicks of toffee and figs. Heavy sweet flavor, bready and sugary, with lots of ripe fruits, fruitcake. Full bodied with average carbonation. Sugary finish with more ripe semi-dark fruits, cake, bread, faint peaty notes, raisins, dates. Great stuff overall.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks Papsø. Dark brown, beige ring. Roasty aroma, a little dark fruit, prune and chocolate. Sweet, deep nutty taste with some cinnamon. Soft carbonation, full body, long nutty and chocolate finish.
tomer (2253) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks, almost no head, light cloudy chocolate brown color with reddish hues, aroma of stewed apples, candied fruits and brown sugar, fruit compote flavor ,especially some prunes with caramel and fruity sourness, quite sweet but with a light balancing bitterness. Very nice, not too heavy and really enjoyable.
zvsn (1114) - ISRAEL - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Hazy brown color. Aroma of prunes, raisins, honey, caramel and alcohol. Sweet malty flavors, dried fruits, berries and caramel. Medium-bodied, sticky on palate.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Deep amber to brown color. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, a bit of cookies. Sweet flavor with caramel, lots of dark fruits, malt, an alcoholic note. Medium-bodied.
Holmen1 (3651) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske innkjøpt i København og delt med skibsrederen på 17.mai: dyp og mørk, vakker ravfarge med eminent skumdannelse. Vidunderlig aroma av vanlije, eik og mørke bær. Smaken er i samme liga, og uten den overveldende sødmen som enkelte barley wines har. Superb balanse, med andre ord. Mild bitterhet i avslutningen og deilig varme i magen. Vinøs. Hvem trenger sherry når du kan få dette? Højt skum for Det lille bryggeri og Papsø!
Holmen2 (1883) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 17.05.15. Almost black. Persistent beige head. Aroma of dark berries, vanilla and oak. Similar taste. Very fine!
Theydon_Bois (12885) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter Tasting ’15, 04/04/15.
Very lightky hazed orange amber with a moderate off white head.
Nose is sticky toffee, fruit peel, light spice, sweet notes, earthy.
Taste comprises candied fruit, toffee fudge, sweet notes, light spice, dates.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough BW.
mR_fr0g (5829) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. 04/04/2015 Thanks to Leighton for this one. Clear caramel, orange coloured poured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma in nutty, mineral, smoke, nutty, Flavour is composed of sweet nutty caramel, jammy fruits, Palate is full and sticky, highish carbonation. Decent.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Almost clear amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Sweet malts with a touch of dark malt character. Bubblegum esters. Dried fruits. Airy finish with a spicy linger. Not bad.