Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 07-03-06 picked up at House of Fraser Birmingham. Cask Conditioned at Dudley Winter Alse Festival Nov 19th 2005. This has been a belter on both occasions I have had it though just a tiny bit better in cask format. Warm orangey brown colour, barely much of a head, this is a sweet and very fullsome barley wine dangerously drinkable, excellent.
Nekronos (3849) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really surprise from Durham, maybe the best I have had from them, Not squasy and very strong, Myabe that is the reason why. But it was also dark.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Open All Hours, Keswick. Red amber. Vinous aroma with apple, port, wood and uncharacteristic grapefruit hop. Full body. Again some hop bitterness in the finish.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A warming barley wine. Spicey finish. Acidic flavour. Prune aroma. A good barley wine with no alcohol notes.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ornage-brown with small head. Quite fruity, estery, alcohol, pine, dry. A little unrefined flavorwise. Medium-full and silky mouthfeel.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An enjoyable winter beer this. Amber orange looks, sugary orange aroma, spicy orange taste. Nice one.
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small head. Grapefruit and toffee up front. Sweet and full bodied. The complex flavour includes caramel, grass and peat, as well as some licorce in the finish. Medium bitterness. Well balanced.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly alcoholic nose with hints of orange and cardemom. Beautiful orange colour with a milky shine. Low head. A bit watery feeling with a fruity finish and palate. Aftertaste of somewhat bitter like orange shells...
johndoughty (4587) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant strongly alcoholic barley wine.Nice complex tastes but you are not allowed to forget its strength.An excellent winter warmer.
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is wonderful, sweet caramel, malt, and yeast. The color is amber and it has a beutiful long lasting light brown head. The flavor is strong with notes of caramel, wood, alcohol, and berries. For me the alcohol is too present. But it is still a very nice beer.