blankboy (6402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle shared with HogTownHarry and tupalev. Pours a hazy orange with little floaties and a large lasting white head. Sweet aroma with lots of fruit, sweet malt, yeast and a good amount of hops. Flavour’s malty and fruity with a somewhat bitter finish. Alcohol’s well hidden. Medium to full bodied. Very good, I really enjoyed it.
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml). Shared with blankboy and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle from England. Deep cloudy gold/amber, tiny black floaties, large lasting frothy white head. Dry aroma, peppery yeast, wheat, alcohol and a little cereal character. Taste - very nice, very smooth and balanced, soft; grainy malt, hints of apple and other fruits, herbal hops and lots of em. Soft, average body, mild carbonation, somewhat astringent, mild malt body that lasts a good long time. Well done.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma and taste is light sweet malty and hoppy, some dried fr with a dry finish.uits to. Medium body
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, English brew, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex brew, malty/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask been vented for about a week or so and had been on for a day or two, so in excellent condition. Aroma is peachy, spicey, yeasty, candy sugar, citrus hops and a crackin toffee base. Taste is similarly complex, but no alcohol at all reminds me of fullers ESB, so very well hidden, spicey great long finish, seriously dangerously drinkable.
Sigmund (5464) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 8.4%. Deep golden colour, huge head. Lovely aroma of hops, orange and oak. The flavour is hoppy and fairly sweet, notes of bitter oranges and spices, the alcohol is noticeable. Bitter finish and aftertaste. Must be a great accompaniment with mature cheeses. Nearly too powerful on its own.
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thorups, Aarhus, DK.
Golden with small head. Complex aroma and flavor of malty sweetness, balanced hop bittereness, added sugar and a tangy tone from the well hidden alcohol
SilkTork (5346) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 June, 2003 Bottle conditioned. A smooth barley wine with some nice dry sherry soaked oranges. Well behaved. A little smoky in places. Good, but not outstanding. [2.9]
Sept, 2011 Bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Lovely. There’s a whiff of vinegar and paint stripper on the top, which adds interest to the smooth, malt accented sweetness. This is an easy drinking strong beer. Good toffee and caramel body - positive awareness of alcohol which swirls all over the place. This is a seductive and intoxicating beer. It’s pretty much what you hope and expect a good barley wine to be. Yes. Lovely. [3.8]
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber colour with a large off white head. malty, caramel and fruity sweet aroma with vague hoppy notes. Malty, sweet fruity flavor with hoppy notes.