McNeillR (1758) - Edinburgh, 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 (945) - 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 (9061) - 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.
jercraigs (8514) - 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 isn’t. 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
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of honey, berries and some malt. Medium to full body, the flavour is moderately sweet with a lingering alcohol hit in the finish.
mabel (7443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6504-20140710] Cask. Toasted peaty grains aroma. Clear, orange amber body with a quick bubbly head. Bitter boozy orange roughage grains flavour with a quick biting finish. Medium-full body is quite boozy. Interesting start to the festival but not a bad choice. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014 @ Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland)
nihtila (1734) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
26.2.2015. Aroma of fruits jam, grain. Taste is grainy, sweet, boozy, fruits. Lacks something.
JohnRMurdoch (3792) - 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.
jamestulloch (2143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 13, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cask at Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades. Aroma of toffee and lime. Flavour is very sweet - honey, syrup and an alcohol burn. Medium body with a sticky mouthfeel. Far too sweet and cloying.