imdownthepub (9999) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, pasteurised from Morrisons, Banbury. Chestnut brown with slight white head. Some roasty, nutty notes on a sweet malt background. there is a touch of liquorice and hints of alcohol, but a bit underwhelming. Reasonable.
Ratman197 (9514) - 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 (9438) - 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.
FatPhil (9152) - 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.
hopscotch (8855) - 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 (8796) - 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.
pivnizub (8745) - 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........
maeib (8598) - 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.
MoritzF (8402) - 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
Sammy (8387) - 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.