mr_h (2118) - 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
BenH (1729) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at bat. Amber woth little white head. Thick resinous aroma, molasses, caramel, little alcohol, sherry. Taste is very rich, sherry fruits, resinius, caramel. Flat and warm, oily. Very nice bit I might prefer from a bottle.
Bullit (3725) - NETHERLANDS - 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.
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.
madmitch76 (12237) - , 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.
McNeillR (631) - SCOTLAND - APR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cascading murky amber body, similarly dissipating slight-white head. Initially comforting palate of galloping hops, surprising underlay of carbonation kicks rocks of malt into the pool without circling any distinctive barley wine flavours. Complex linger of layered sweet clarity, Manuka Honey in style, with a head scratching turn for such a hefty ABV. One to keep an eye on. (Highland Tap Takeover, Cloisters, Edinburgh)
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.
Stuartyboy (353) - 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
Scopey (4692) - 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.
JohnRMurdoch (2712) - 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.