tdtm82 (1010) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2015 Thanks to Emma from Green Jack for this!
Nice sugary aroma. Ripe prunes, fruity yeast esters. Some oak. Taste is lemons, nice bitterness, lime cordial and faint strawberry. Very well made. Good session stuff. Some candi sugar. Aroma from the yeast eminds me of De Dolle. Nice work.
Warped_Silver (120) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma if slightly bready, fruity, and sour. It works. Thin body. Flat. Mild hop flavor. Easy drinking
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baraciisch (2244) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan orange in color... Aroma of dirty socks, funk, fruit... Flavor is fruity, light, lots of toffee and caramel... Oak woody finish... Solid
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SilverfoX (632) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2014 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.
Second try wasnt the normal ripper this one had been oak aged in a barrel for 6 months:-
Apple and toffee aroma looks like dark cloudy apple juice, very smooth with some bitter fruit flavours, dry finish, quality beer.
prawlie (1245) - 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 (410) - 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 (3985) - 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 (1743) - 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.