Beerconnaiseur (166) - BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Slightly bitter, malt, rich caramel, aged character... too much tannine aftertaste for me. Something isn’t rightly combined, maybe the malt and oak/brandy? Nice booze and full flavours. Should retry on draught.
Theydon_Bois (12926) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at the Cotteridge Convention, big thanks to Sarky for dropping this off even though he couldn’t stay, 24/01/15.
Extremely dark mahogany brown with little in the way of a covering.
Nose is rich caramel, toffee, dark fruits, spice, malts, raisens, sultanas.
Taste comprises rum and raisen, toffee, spice, dark fruit rinds, dates.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close.
redtechnj (266) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance- Deep dark brown with little to no head or lacing.
Aroma- sweet dark fruits, alcohol, malts, port wine, bourbon.
Flavor- heavy sweet with vanilla, oak, bourbon, raisins, plums, caramely, nice and thick, almost like a good balsamic.
sir__v (1139) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ home from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, young barrel and bourbon vanilla notes. Taste: nice oily sensation very smooth and great! Malt domination with vanilla balance. Very amazing and with barrel finish. Very well balanced. Aftertaste: malt roasted and chocolate with vanilla and barrel.
stevoj (2963) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Barley wine bottle share on 1/31. Very smooth, tasty stuff. Pours out a nice mahogany, , lots of sweetness, brown sugar, molasses. Silky, syrupy mouth feel, tons of warmth. deserving of the (mostly) high praise.
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Cotteridge Wines. Cheers Sarky. Dark brown, small tan head. Aroma is boozy, sweet vanilla, background pine or mint. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet toffee, some meaty flavours going on, tangy alcohol reminding me of spirits like Aftershock, a little salty Decent sipping beer.
Garrold (2707) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share. Cotteridge Beano. Hazy brown. Tan head. Big, woody, dark, oaky malts. Sweet. Some dry. Rich, a bit boozy, and a bit chewy. Lovely this.
RichTheVillan (4708) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines convention; hazy dark brown pour with a thin light tan head, quite a robust malts aroma with hint of roast, taste has chocolate, caramel, some dark fruits and a hint of vanilla.
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastisk öl! Aromen av bounty med chokladen och cocos. Smaken balanserad av sötma beska chocklad och cocos. Fin fyllighet
cheap (4629) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2015
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I presume this is the regular LA share, was on tap at the madmex so I presume they are not good enough for the real aged thing. Black and foamy, quite alarming volatile sweet aroma. Big whisky alky impacy. go figger. Over the top on the taste buds, wew. Warming all over. A mans beer fer sure eheheh. If you want to drink shots of this give it a 5.