dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at Bow Bar. Pale orangey amber, thin creamy white head. Rich fruitcake nose - marzipan, apricot, golden syrup, slightest hint of grassy, maybe mango hops. Sticky sweet, honey, hint of almond, slightly resinous hops, warming alcohol hum in a sweet but grassy finish. Very sweet, but very nice. A dessert wine of a beer.
Stuartyboy (744) - SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at sraf 2013 Amber beer with a rich aroma oily mouth feel strong alcohol taste very fruity like sherry with some carmel nice beer for the style
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at North Bar, Leeds. Pour an orange-gold, finger of head that lasts. Aroma is sweet, with some hops, grassiness and a hint of maple syrup, but I think its dampened by the head. Taste is very sweet - golden syrup, caramel, with a hint of hops, a little honey. Cask suits it, but leaves it a shade cloying. Need to drink it slowly. Sweet finish dies after a medium length of time, leaving a lifting grassy bitterness to end. Good stuff.
witthatsbier (326) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
pale golden little nose little bit of sweet grain,taste is just sugar sweet cloying
obviously not enough of the sugar has been brewed out,really poor apart from the strength this could be a beer for the alcopop generation yuk
Scottishchris (304) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Labelled at 8%. Irn bru orange, no head. Sticky summer fruits jam nose, underlying citrus tang. Sprightly body, good carbonation but still quite thick. Raisin and caramel. Wow.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Alcohol burn in this decent cask barley wine - thick and chewy with a hint of hops. Solid effort.
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Jacob23_5 (128) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the Bow Bar. Red-gold with a lovely half-centimetre of creamy white head. The nose presents mango, some citrus sweetness. Immensely rich tastes: complex, boozy, marzipan, almond, resin, raisin, an almost dessert wine-like sweetness, and some woody sort of mahogany aspect to it as well. A real winner.
Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
All of the toffee flavours, deep aroma, thin feel but hoppy, tastes very nice and a good winter beer
mark1969 (38) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very poor nose . Colour is a very light amber .rhe initial taste is good but strong taste of isopropanol . This indicates lot of sugar or poor quantity malt .rhe hop profile is dominated by strong alcohol and poor malt mix . Overall a pretty barley wine beer . Sorry to slang you . Generally I love highland beers.if you need to know a good barley wine try sierra Nevada Bigfoot .
Timmer_isurus (1) - Bristol, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drinking 330ml bottled. This is a great beer. Copper to deep red-amber colour, minimal head. Incredible aroma, strongly chocolate and caramel with smoked malt, slight hint of citrus and cucumber hiding behind. Mouthfeel adhesive and oily. Rich malty body, structured hops, alcoholic and slightly sweet aftertaste. Whole impression is extremely distinctive. Could pick this out of a lineup after smoking 20 marlboro reds and cleaning my teeth.