Theydon_Bois (5454) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the White Horse winter beer festival, 22/11/13, listed as Granite 2013 but presume this is the same beer?
Opaque dark mahogony brown with a good sized light tan covering that retains well.
Nose is rich dark fruits, spice, orange peel, burnt toffee, booze strains.
Taste comprises toffee, candied orange peel, Xmas cake, pinch of spice, deep rich dark fruit notes.
Full bodied, soft carbonation, smooth palate, boozey warming closure.
Solid cask barley wine, booze does become a little harsh at times.
madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
18th May 2013
Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Creamy malt nose. Palate is soft and airy. Fine carbonation. Minerals. Tangy malts, flirting with sour. The promised burned toffee is here. Sweetish marmite. A little sour cherry before the finish which brings more marmite. Unusual and tasty but I could not drink loads of this.
Rasmus40 (8919) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Euston Tap, London. Almost black with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 140913
ken1 (720) - DENMARK - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very nice aroma like port. Flavor is fruity and sweet with some sweetness. Color is black with a light brown head.
lembeek (132) - ITALY - APR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mogano. Con abbondante schiuma cremosa. Aroma di caramello, vaniglia, malto, caffè, prugne. Nel palato dolciastra, con un amaro percettibile e acidità moderata. Alla lunga stancante.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 662 of 876 from A Tutta Birra, Milan; bb 24/10/2016, 1½ years old
Dark brown color with generous creamy head. Aroma of caramel, with light fruitiness, and old wood. Correct body strength; the mouthfeel is very smooth; the flavor is basically caramel, with notes of dark fruits, and quite evident alcohol; the sweetness level is moderate to low; correct bitterness; there is a light nutty touch in the end.
Good, different from most English Barley Wines, although not too exciting.
Decaf (21) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel & raisin, very inviting. Pours a dark brown with a frothy tan head. Mostly sweet, with only slight bitterness. Full body with a thick, sticky texture. Soft carbonation, with a nice warming finish. Overall a very nice barley wine with flavors of dark fruit, plum, and raisin.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Sweetish malty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.
Beersiveknown (2138) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Rich fruit, milk chocolate, coffee, cola, gentle carbonation, sweet plums, digestive biscuit malt. warming finish. Nice drop which I preferred to the 2010.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin beige foam. Aromas are coffee and molasses with raisins and Xmas pudding. Nutty alcohol with dark berries and a light smokiness. Floral notes with spices. Flavours are sweet molasses with dark chocolate and vinous and plummy fruits. Woody with a spicy, boozy finish. Good.