allmyvinyl (7028) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle at home. Canít remember where from, but was bottled April 2012. Pours amber, with a surprising amount of black floaters. Given itís been sat in a cupboard for three months I thought any sediment might have settled. Clearly not. Thin ring of white head. Aromas of sticky toffee pudding, marmalade at the back, light booze note. Taste is toffee, nuts, boozy, almost dark sherry. Sweet finish, as expected.
The_Osprey (3841) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leightonís, thanks to Fergus. Dark reddy brown, lightly sparkling, small foamy tan head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruits, light peach, a little sour. Body is medium, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is toffee, light card, stones, gravel, twiggy, a little boozey.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Leightons Cloud base, thanks to Fergus, 05/05/15.
One Iíve certainly had in the past but good to catch up with a rake.
Rich amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich fruit, caramel fudge, dates, toffee, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit rinds, stewed dates, toasted brown sugar.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close.
fiammanghilla (873) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 355ml @ sir william's pub.
Rossa scura senza schiuma.
Molto carbonata, dolciastra.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold
Bif (1739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours adark amber color with a small head. Aroma of malt, dark fruit, and hint of booze. Taste of malt, dark fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Moderate body, smooth with a bit of a boozy feel. Nice but expected a more robust beer.
mR_fr0g (6088) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Leightons place. Sourced online. Nice bright orange, light amber coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is nice raisin, apple tart, caramelised sugars, little Warming alcohol, Flavour is composed of caramel, toffee, little solvent, spicy apple tart, little tequila, Palate is full bodies, moderate to high carbonation. Hot alcohol in the finish. Decent barley wine.
malkyore (308) - - MAY 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Balanced like a teeter totter with twins on it. I guess.... Itís equal parts really bitter and really sweet.... The word roasty comes to mind... But yep. Good.
tekstr1der (173) - New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It seems this thing needs to mellow while sitting for a while. As served, it was a murky light brown with quickly dissipating off-white foam. Smells of cooked sugar, booze, and wood. Flavors are too varied. Some sweet molasses with alcohol and oak. Slightly rough finish/linger of woodiness. The first disappointment Iíve had from Founders. Perhaps expectations are high here.
sinfull (1149) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color with thin white head. Aroma of spices , vanilla , caramel , dark fruits. Sweet , caramel taste with notable note of oak , some fruits , candies and hint of alcohol.
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared in London - big thanks to Fergus. Pours mostly clear orange with mild particulate presence and a frothy off-white head. Lots of ripe and tangy fruits in the nose, some berries, caramel, spices. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with gooey malts, some cinnamon, rich berries, subtle spice, some leafy hops. Full bodied, lightly chewy, with fine carbonation. Finishes warming and lightly sticky, with some further spice character, toffee, bread, slight dates. Good stuff.