Hanoi (282) - - AUG 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose: brown sugar, alcohol, slight brandy. Taste malt, bitter hops, syrup, the alcohol is too prominent for a beer that is only 8.4% . Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin, no carbonation, slightly flat.
A poor barley wine, with very little depth. I suspect that this bottle maybe bad. It’s odd; I have only ever had 3 beers from this brewery and the other 2 were off. I suspect issues of quality control.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmmmm. The year of the barley wine. During which I’ve had about 3. Once every 2 months anyone? Had a necessary sweetness and lots of alcohol.
jmgreenuk (3263) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Birmingham Beer Bash 2013. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white head. The aroma is rich crisp red berry fruit leading to a medium to weak bitter flavour with fruit and weak yeast on the super smooth palate. A very heart warming beer that was not dominated by the alcohol.
Dommod2011 (698) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at BBB. I like Durham. This was a good barley. Big ABV but well hidden.
mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE Feb 2016, at Kitty’s, 20130725) The beer poured reddish brown and clear. Its heaf was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, alcohol and caramell. Palate was almost full bodied and dryish with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, caramell, sweetness, hint of saltiness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. The beer left a harsh feeling.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Gyle 23/7. BB Feb/2016. Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland.
Clear pale amber golden colour with a small white head.
Alcohol, malt and hops in the aroma.
The flavour is malt, Play-Doh, yeast and berries. This is rather blah...
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wekker84 (1400) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle a amber colored beer without a head aroma mals spicy fruits some caramel citrus and hops flavor malts spicy fruits citrus some alcohol and hops
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles from Bede’s World, Jarrow; Fenwicks Newcastle and Rehills Newcastle. A hazy dark orange-amber coloured beer with sweet fruit, marzipan and zesty orange hop flavours, warmth and more spicy sweetness on the finish.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful copper colour, with a thin white head, the nose is a full frontal attack of toffee, canned fruit and citrus peel, and a boozy note chucked in. The sweet caramel taste dominates the drinking, though there is enough of a hop bite to stop it from furring the arteries.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via The Dram Shop. Appley gold colour, thin head. Somewhat musty caramel and bread aroma, floral-resin faint aroma in the background. Quite smooth, creamy with a sweet caramel flavour, then the hops kick in to balance the sweetness. Decadent in the end.