madmitch76 (14768) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11th July 2013
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Pretty much a clear gold - amber beer. Little pale cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and semi dry. Super mild carbonation. Lactose sweet malt with a nice nutty caramel. Floral dried fruits, Touch of licorice. The milky sweetness holds this sweetish and clean barley wine together.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2012 cask at bow bar ... dark amber ... creamy off white head ... sweet vineous toffee nose ... syrupy toffee ... figs and raisins ... light bitter linger ... really well balanced ... not over hoped ... really like this 4.3
cask at Bacchus .... newcastle ...
amber ... Creamy white head ... Sweet juicy pine malts resiny hops ... Sweet juicy syrupy toffee ... Light apple ... Little fig Creamy toffee hop ... Light resiny body 4.4
cask at bow bar ... crisp amber ... thin off white head ... soft sweet toffee malts nose... rich syrupy sweetness ... appricot and peach ... soft figs ... little toffee ... creamy malts ... juicy ... 4.0
cask at bow ... copper ... creamy off white head ... soft sweet toffee malt ... juicy fruit nose ... soft very sweet floral citrus and peach ... big soft fig ... soft toffee malts ... creamy body ... very nice 4.1
cask at cloisters ... copper amber ... thin white head ... sweet toffee fruit nose ... very sweet orangy fruit ... 4.0
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-10. Crisp dark orange body near headless. 3+ Aroma is sweetly alcoholic and fruity. Flavour is similar, sweet malty core, pleasant fruit character, touch or what i want to call juniper probably isnít. Smooth average plus to bodied palate, little carbonation. 3+ Nice, touch too alcoholic, some carbonation might help cut that a touch. Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 Cask at CP&K, Pimlico. It pours deep amber with a minimal white head. The nose is toast, fruit cake, raisin, plum, light booze, earth, honey and toffee. The taste is toffee, caramel, fruit cake, oily, toast, honey, earth and toast with a dry, boozy finish. Full body, soft carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Pretty tasty, but a touch cloying.
Bullit (4008) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ Paisley Beer Festival 2010. Clear golden colour, white bubbles. Aroma is sugar, syrup , fruits and sweet malts. Flavour is sweet fruity, orange, sweet malts, touch of hops. Slightly sweet finish. Little alcohol burn. Very balanced. Good stuff.
JohnRMurdoch (3253) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ The Hanging Bat. Orange amber colour, decent head. Big barley aroma. Very sweet rice barley alcohol flavour. Sweet aftertaste. Better than I expected.
allmyvinyl (3181) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear orange amber, no head. Aromas of jam and marmalade, really jammy! Light spice there too. Taste is more of the same, light booze note. Slightly sticky, but Iíll put that down to the gravity pour, might be a bit zingier from hand-pump or bottle (please bottle this Highland!)
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at The Bow Bar. Pours a dark golden colour with a decent white head. Barley wine aroma of caramel, candy sugar, alcohol and wood. Alcohol is fairly present with flavours of caramel, toffee, alcohol and grassy hops. Moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.
mr_h (2820) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh (11 Apr 12) - clear deep golden ale, good off-white head, good temperature, sweet malt aroma, slight hop overtones, clean malty, well balanced barley wine, smooth
AshtonMcCobb (2499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On cask @ the Bow Bar, Edinburgh. Pours quite a cloudy medium brown colour with a good head. The nose has cake mixture, sweet spices such as cinnamon and a raisin note towards the end. The taste has more of the cake thing, in fact itís like a clootie dumpling with dried fruits, cinnamon again, probably nutmeg or cloves too. The palate has been nailed - full bodied, with a big creamy texture in the middle section and a long elegant finish, balanced the whole way through. Overall, this has huge power but restraint like a fine French wine (if that isnít a ridiculous comparison), the best barley wine Iíve had from Scotland.