HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite malty and nutty with hops tastes and bitterness. Very quaffable for such a strong’un.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2009 Bottle. Golden red colour with an off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of nuts, sour cherries, alcohol, and dried fruits. The taste is also very malty with notes of marzipan, nuts, caramel, spices, light grape, and dried fruit. Balanced by a bit of hoppiness. Warming and quite complex.
bermod (119) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very malty, fruity, slightly nutty and citrusy aroma with hint of strawberries. Sweet fruity flavor is slightly nutty and it finishes citrusy-dry and moderately bitter. Medium body and warming palate.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle. Amber color with small head. The aroma and flavor is sweet, very fruity, slightly vinous and slightly nutty with orange marmelade, apricot and warming alcohol. Soft oily palate. I like most of the Fullers beers but this one lacks in character and is fairly bland for a barley wine.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A 0.5L bottle from Alko shop. Pale head. Reddish coppery colour. Mild malty nose. Strong malty and roasty slightly sour taste. At the end hoppy bitterness.
mjs (6141) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle on 2008-12-31) Darker amber. Clear. Medium sized quickly disappearing white head. Malts and grass in nose. Full bodied and warming palate with medium carbonation. Malts, saltiness, liquorice, grass, alcohol, hint of sweetness, medium bitterness. Malty and bitter aftertaste.
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden with a large off white head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and alcohol. Flavour went the same way. Somewhat boozy finish.
albertane (377) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and chewy, this has the rich consistency I would expect from a beer of this strength. The aroma is fruity and the flavour predominantly malty at first. It is very sweet fruity, with dried fruit, rind, and perhaps a hint of apple. The finish ushers in warmth and bitterness with a suggestion of citrus.
mikkopen (1025) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Very nice amber orange colour, decent-sized dense head. Fruits and berries, caramel malts and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is caramel-malty, with dark fruits, oranges, spices and a warm bitter finish. Balanced and very enjoyable.
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Frederikshavn.
Ruby beer, fruity aroma. Rich, maly, vinous. Sour cherries, redcurrants. Quite complex, but not as outstanding as the cask version.