johndoughty (4525) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with a big head that slowly dissipated. Strong presence of alcohol that subdues any other flavours. Drinkable but a bit crude.
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - bright orange with a generous head. Actually a bit of a gusher.
Nose - sherbet a bit too much, but there are citrus hops in there too. Then light funky.
Taste - oranges, actually going into burnt oranges.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a tangy texture and a dry but slightly too fizzy, eluding to a wild yeast issue.
Overall - is this a barley wine? But there’s a wild yeast issue.
allmyvinyl (6987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle thanks to Ashton McCobb. Gusher! Pours coat golden with a massive rocky head. Aromas of sherbet, probably a bit of wild yeast. Taste is oranges, marmalade, funk again. Too fizzy. Sweet finish.
imdownthepub (11662) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at Leicester Beer Festival ’15. Gold with white head. There is a big, peachy alcohol flavour right from the start, full on the palate, challenging, fruity. Good stuff.
Leighton (14694) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at GBBF 2014 - London. Day 1. Pours clear gold with a lasting creamy off-white head. The nose holds citrus rind, marmalade, leaves, bread. Medium sweet flavor with pale bread, slight minerals, sand, chlorine. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with light alcohol notes, dry bread, citrus. OK.
yespr (36244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From cask. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy and light peachy. Smooth fruity, light pine. Bitter, herbal and slight citrusy. Bitter, bone dry, slight herbal.
anders37 (20000) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ GBBF 2014. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.
BeerViking (3323) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark gold with a lasting white head, spicy grape and honey nose, dry and malty with a sharp peppery and grapefruit bitterness, a little golden fruit. Reminiscent of a hopped up Belgian Tripel.
madmitch76 (18947) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Lightly hazy gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and dry with mild fine carbonation. Light pale malts, little floralness. Mild dry marmalade, touch of lemon and tangerine. Whisper of smoke. Light dry finish. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (13371) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14.
Lightly hazed golden with a well appointed off white covering that retains.
Nose is candied fruit peel, light spice, floral notes, hint of booze, rich caramel.
Taste comprises candied fruit peels, light smoke, caramel, spice.
Medium bodied, soft carbonation, semi drying close with light spice and booze.
Decent enough cask barley wine.