SilverfoX (331) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
smells like vinegar, colour of a dark cider, tastes quite sweet and vaguely vinegary. Im not sure if my drink was off but i was in an excellent pub. disappointing from such a good brewery.
prawlie (1157) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half pint at Reading Beer Festival 2014. Clear copper with a bubbly head. Malty, aromatic, fairly complex. Dry, quite bitter, tasty. More English beers should be like this.
chimpgibbon (313) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Real Ale Co.. Hazy golden amber with a large pillowy head. Boozy apples and a touch of pear. Light mineral. Tobacco. Only moderate sweetness for style. Lingering bitter end. Not bad and not a barley wine in the classic sense.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toffee candy apple. Super sweet with low carbonation. Smoorh tofee and a hint of ester.
TimE (3273) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark golden amber color. A touch sweet malty nose with apples, pears and hay notes. Very malty, lots of apples and pears. The finish is very boozy and a bit unbalanced. A bit hard to drink as it is too sweet and not balanced. A boozy malty beverage that doesn’t impress.
wheresthepath (1568) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Reading beer festival. Amber. Rich toffee and lots of fruitiness. Heady and sweet but well balanced. A good beer to drink slowly and carefully at the end of the evening.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - oaken booze, alcohol, a definite oily hop quality
Appearance - orange body color; cloudy haze, there is some sediment possibly protein breaking down; head sets up rocky about 2 1/2" and the color is Wheat Brown
Taste - toffee presence is buried under boozy oak barrel liquor flavor. A musty funk as well
Palate body is medium; texture is slightly oily, some vinous liquor, and a little slick; carbonation is average; finish is boozy of oaken barrel liquor charring
Not sure if this is actually a Barleywine ~ it’s kind of confusing.
Barreras (1004) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours an amber color with a soft fruity aroma. A slight caramel taste with a strong cask taste left on the palate after the swallow. A slight high alcohol flavor that lingers a little but gives a good burn. Overall a good Barley Wine.
williamstome (916) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Orange amber pour, aroma of hops and caramel, flavor of alcohol hops fruit and toffee. Not a bad beer but entirely unclear how it counts as a barleywine...
Garrold (1502) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at SIBA Beer X. Lovely looking, clear amber. Bubbly, lasting, white head. Light caramel. Some boozy fruit. A lick of saltiness. Warmth on the palate. One to take time over.