Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beer pours dark, light tan head1 doesn’t strike me as a Barleywine more like a Wee Heavy! Nice aroma, breadiness, plums and prune goin’ on, sweet lingering finish! Very nice surprise!!
beeard (4) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2016 does not count
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A powerful beer, it’s boozy, malty and hoppy and will knock your socks off. I absolutely love it, can’t get enough of its spicy, dark flavours.
melush (2421) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl.
@ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Malt, sweet, alcohol / Malta, dulce, alcohol.
CofradiaMCarlosV (26) - SPAIN - APR 4, 2016
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer has a smoky aroma, and it’s well crafted. However, it was not the taste we were expecting.
jamaty (1749) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 20, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Marrón caoba, clara. No mucha espuma. Aroma tostado, madera. En boca tono licórico, malteada, miel, madera.
ndburns (68) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours dark brown with cream coloured foamy head. Strong malt and caramel, sweet with a balancing dryness.
LazyPyro (366) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a decent fluffy off-white head, reducing slowly, lots of lacing. Rich malty aroma and flavour, caramel, fruity, sweet. You notice the higher ABV but it’s nicely balanced. Very smooth. Didn’t think I’d like this but thought it was very nice.
Just to note... Still brewed and bottled in Edinburgh according to the label. From what I’ve read it seems the bottled version of McEwan’s Scotch Ale was the one that moved to Bedford, not this one, Ratebeer seems to think otherwise.
dirtydan_uk1 (1) - Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Beer I;ve tasted since they ruined Newcastle Brown Ale by making it too weak. Beautiful
BeerNinjaUK (163) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Co-op. Pours deep brown with watery beige head. Aroma malty biscuits. Taste very strong with alcohol, heavy maltiness. Bit overpowering for bottle this size, but decent enough.
LED40 (94) - SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin white head and a faint biscuit like aroma. The taste is malt forward with caramel and apricot most noticeable. The body is thick and rich with a pleasant after taste where you can taste the high abv. Overall, I’ve had this a few times and would continue to buy but it is quite heavy going.
scottm2588 (149) - SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home after a satisfying Dumbarton victory in freezing conditions. Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is boozy and malty with not much else going on. Taste is sweet liquorice, dark malts, boozy with a slightly dry finish. Not my preferred style but this was a bit better than I expected.