viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, lightly rotten, mushroom, cinnamon, sugar, flat stale beer note of powerful alcohol, lots of brown sugar and some tar. Nice but not really my type if beer.
chimpgibbon (204) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the brewery tap. Lovely light barley wine. Fragrant and not too boozy. Perfumey very well balanced. Mineral, light toffee, dates. Lovely.
KnutAlbert (5758) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery tap room. Hazy brass. Bittersweet. Barley juice, syrup, an edge of alcohol. A bit medical, quite complex.
Leighton (9838) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours cloudy amber with some floaties and a thick, tan cream head. The nose holds toasted wood, alcohol and dried fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with some woody alcohol kick, dry earth, pine and leaves, dried berries, dry caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Subtly warming to finish with spirited woodiness, dried fruit and sturdy, leafy bitterness. Not bad.
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the Warburton Street tap room, 19/11/13.
Hazed dark amber with a moderate beige swirl, good lacing ensues.
Nose is nutty, caramel, boozey waft, brown sugars, good layer of hoppiness, light tropical notes, candied orange peel.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hoppy backnotes, booze coated tropical fruit medley, pine, bitter orange, candied sugars, red grapefruit.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet closure.
Decent hopped up barley wine, very drinkable, alcohol well integrated.
mR_fr0g (1974) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Keg at the brewery tap room. Hazed orange brown colour with a steadfast cream dense head. Aroma is caramel, bubble gum, some stressed out yeast esters. Flavour is quite sweet caramel, some headache hot alcohol. Some signs of stressed ferment. Slightly worth. Full bodied palate. Sweet finish.
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, WALES - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half a pint from cask at the London Fields Brewery Taproom. Pours red brown with a little white head. Smells like pick and mix - cherry cola bottles and similar. Taste gives me the same impression and also berries, cherries, sweet caramel, slight liquorice. Rotting my teeth at a fast pace. Oversweet but it’s tasty, drinkable and has some balance.