joe19612 (2049) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. (7.5% on bottle). Pours a dark orange colour with a thin white head, malty aroma, the taste is sweet and has a sweet finish.
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown almost black with a beige, lacy, thin, lasting head. Smells of rum and alcohol with spices, deep roast, dark malt, dried dark fruit like cherries and blackcurrant with spices like cinnamon. Full rich oily body. Tastes of full flavoured malt, dark malt with spices that create a rum effect. Cinnamon. I would love to age this for about 10 years if it was bottled conditioned. A great barley wine and distinctly different than the regular Elizabethan Ale.
Cuso (5620) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.co.uk with ABV of 7.5%. Dark amber color with small white head. Red fruits, grapes, syrup, alcohol in aroma. Taste, sweet plums, burned caramel, syrup, harsh bitterness in finish. Overall very sweet beer. Not very tasty.
Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home (from Harveys online) - 23/10/12. 7.5% ABV also has 1952 - 2012 on the badge to commemorate the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
Pours a clear dark chestnut brown with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edges.
Nose comprises treacle toffee, fudge, prunes, dates and burnt sugars.
Tastes of dark dried fruits, figs, prunes, toffee, caramelised sugars, treacle and a little alcohol although this is well disguised.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation leading to a sweet and fruity finish,
An enjoyable barley wine!