Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours amber-red with a large, tan head. Heavy malt aroma with with caramel and ripe fruit. Quite a sweet flavor with lots of malts, light breadiness, dark fruits and faint roast. Mild bitterness. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Finishes sweet with lingering malt notes. Very good.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle poured a clear dark brown with red highlights and a small quickly dissapating amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, roasted malt, brown sugar and pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of plum, brown sugar, roastiness and a hint of smoke with a smooth lingering bittersweet finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a medium, bubbly beige head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toast, toffee), light hops (spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation with a sweet finish.
pivnizub (8370) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy, deep amber coloured, mid-sized off-white head with a good lace; sweet raisins and sweet dark malt in the nose, some liquorice in the background; sweet flavour, medium to full bodied; well hidden traces of hops in the nutty, caramelly, fruity and vinous finish. A very nourishing Ale........
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sparkling clear caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Ink-blot lacework. Very malty. The aroma and flavor are of caramel. They’ve hopped it up just enough to almost balance out the sweet malt. Full-bodied with a heavy, creamy mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Lengthy, alcoholic, bitter finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1998 Vintage (tasted on 1/05). Poured a dark, cloudy brown color with a small tan head. Aromas of dark fruits and malts. Tastes of prunes, caramel and light molasses. Nice subtle and complex flavors. Not a typical tasting Barley Wine taste but good.
FatPhil (8106) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Pours with a big head, deep red. Rich fleshy ripe fruits, and slightly sherry-like, aroma. Smooth and sweet body, pleasant carbonation. A little sticky. Toffee and rich malts in the taste, almost like a barleywine. Finish is sweet and biscuity, and with a very sticky dark hoppy bitterness.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - APR 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) Hazy, dark brown colour with a beige and short foamy head. Sweet dark and toasty malty aroma with notes of caramel, leather, mocha and a slightly vinous dark fruity touch. Sweet flavour with a tinge of fruity sourness, medium to full bodied with a smooth carbonation. Dark malt-character with vinous fruity notes, including figs, raisins and dates, accompanied by notes of caramel and chocolate; sweet and slightly sour-fruity finish with balanced dark malty notes lingering into the aftertaste. 06.IV.11
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A muddy chestnut coloured beer with no head. The aroma is vinuous, fruity and malty. Brown fruits and bread in the nose. Lovely fruity alcoholic taste. There’s a bit of sweet pickle (Branstons) in there. Warming and very lovely.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a suitably hopped dark beer with distinct sourness, smooth mouthfeel. Nice dark colour. Secondary malt and licorice. Somewhat drinkable. Must be shared. Not for everybody.