Oakes (15438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, found in Saigon. Dull amber-brown colour. Has a deep, chewy malt aroma showing traces of oxidation. There are subtle brown sugar accents but in general the aroma is muddled. Rich, with light brown sugar, light oxidation, some dried leaf notes from hops, and a little bit of pithy hop bitterness underpinning it all. It lacks the vibrant yeast of a classic example, being pasteurized. Finishes chewy, with a light booziness and a hint of leafy hop bitterness.
MiP (15247) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ŇBF08. Clear dark amber colour. Sweet flavour. Very malty with some alcohol. Not as interesting as hoped.
chrisv10 (15163) - 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 (14039) - 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 (13970) - 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"?
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Slightly unclear amber color, medium sized off-white head. Smell malts and lightly caramel. Taste malts, caramel, slightly hops, some bitter. Soft carbo, medium body.
FatPhil (13568) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
RIch ruddy brown, thin head. Strong apple aroma, says strong ale. Tastes very bitter and richly roasted - almost burnt. Finish is long and woody. A little alcoholic alas.
argo0 (13069) - 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.
HenrikSoegaard (13067) - 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 (13028) - 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.