Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 16/02/13.
Pours an almost clear dark golden with a thin white head that vamooshes edgeward allied to evidence of carbonation in the form of bubbles.
Nose carries caramel, candle wax, sweet sugars, berry fruits, touch of wood, honey.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, rich caramel notes, dark ripe orange, citrus tones, touch of booze.
Medium bodied with bite, moderate carbonation, dryish sweet finish. Carbonation flattens and improves over time.
Ok but to be honest Iíd rather drink standard pride any day ! Have had this on cask in the past and seem to remember it being better than this ! Need to revisit said version! Came across more so as a barley wine to me in terms of style!
chrisv10 (13139) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, little sweet, little pine, little butter and a little bitter.
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, hop, malt, caramel, dried fruits. Full body. nice beer.
bhensonb (12768) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity, malty aroma. Dried fruit. Purple fruit. Deep coppery amber color. Head disipated quickly. Flavor is alcohol, malt, American port, and fruit. Hops persist to the finish, but then the malt remains strong. Itís really nice. Itís confusing. It suddenly occurs to me that there is a sort of roughness, similar to Fullers 1845. Maybe this is 1845 on steroids. Hope it gets shipped to the states. And why is this denominated "Golden"?
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, best by 6/23/06) Crystal clear dark amber body with big off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, floral, some caramel, orange. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, earthy, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
Christian (11893) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, little head. Aroma of apples, malt, pipe tobacco and caramel. Rich, malty flavour, quite sweet, with some bitterness in the finish. You can sense the alcohol, but itís not overwhelming.
HenrikSoegaard (11863) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Light malty-sweetness and moderate bitter vry well-balanced flavor. Long nice finish. Creamy palate. Much better than many barleywines......
imdownthepub (11664) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml Bottled, A tawny amber beer with a bubbly white head. A rich barley wine, malt and tangy hops with loads of alcohol punch.
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottleĖpours a rich off white head and amber color. Aroma is wood/grain, some citrus, alcohol. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, macademia, then bitter, boozy/alcohol set in. this could improve with aging. Syrupy mouth feel. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for bring this back from his trip across the pond.
thewolf (11590) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very clear red amber with little bubbles. A nice foamy yellowish head. Hoppy aroma with a little caramel. Very full mouthfeel. A little vinious. A burnt feeling with some toffee. A little plums as well. Warming and pleasant.