Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at GBBF 2013, London - Day 2. Pours clear, orange-gold with a creamy white head. Nose holds ripe fruits, light vanilla creme, hints of buttery toffee. Big sweet flavor, pretty boozy, with melon, orange, pine and bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly warming in the ending with more ripe citrus, booze, bread, pine and melon. Alright but a little big.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2013. Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty spicy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter caramel finish.
Rune (6905) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gravicask, one-third pint, American bar, GBBF 2013. Clear dark orange coloured body. Red oranges and mid-sweet malts on the nose. Flavours of mid-sweet malt and anise offset by a little citrus tartness. Hop bitter ending that lingers for quite a while. Well bodied. Good drinking (London Olympia 14.08.2013).
Theydon_Bois (5279) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gravity dispense at GBBF ’13, 15/08/13.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head that clears edgeward.
Nose is caramel, hops, tropical fruit notes, orange rind, notes of booze, light grapefruit.
Taste comprises sweet candied fruits, orange, hop presence, booze, pine resin.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in a boozey finish.
Hopped up take on a barley wine, doesn’t really work for me, lacks depth and the booze sticks out a little too much. Still drinkable stuff but nothing I’d turn to if I wanted a decent barley wine on a winters evening.
Beese (638) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival 2013.
Poured a slightly hazy amber with a rocky beige head. Aroma of sticky malts, caramel and christmas pudding. Sweet toffee and date flavours with biscuity malt. Assertive resiny hop bitterness then comes in with some warming alcohol.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
14th August 2013
GBBF Day 2. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and dry. Light floralness. A little spice. Sweetish peel. Touch of mango led tropical fruits. Nice creamy malt base. Very drinkable, well below it’s abv.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Franklins. Dark orange pour with a white head. Aroma is citrusy, malty, toffee and caramel. Hints of alcohol on the nose. Flavor is slightly boozy, but not hot. Citrus and malt. Good.
evergreen0199 (1636) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2013, Olympia, London. An amber/orange coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Caramel, malty aroma. Tastes of caramel, malty, orange, sweet. Tasty barley wine.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Clear amber/brown beer with a bubbly offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, biscuits, grapes, citrus, turning rather hoppy after a while. Caramel flavor, nuts, toffee, citrus, vinous, licorice notes, hoppy bitterness, warming alcohol. Caramel finish with biscuits, warming alcohol and bitter hops. Nice American style barley wine.
Niall73 (646) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF 2013. Pours a darkish amber colour. Boozy aroma, but not too much given the strength, sticky and sweet. Medium to full body. Dark toffee, rich, fruity with a touch of sherry and citrus acidity. A bit much all in all. OK.