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!!
chinchill (2718) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle consumed in Fife, Scotland.
Looks great, with a clear red-brown body and a durable, light tan head that leaves patterned sticky lacing behind.
High ABV is evident in the aroma, taste and feel. The aroma also harbors hints of toffee.
Flavor: A tad too bitter in the finish and aftertaste.
princepurple (22) - wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Scotch Ale? I personally find this rather stout.
A deceivingly mellow aroma, and mildly roasted barley.
Pours a very dark, stout like colour with a Nice, foamy defining head.
In the mouth it is heavy and bitter, mild carbonation, creamy and full bodied.
An amazing burst of flavour, Mighty Strong malty, very toasty, burn’t sugar, and espresso coffee.
Finishes almost overpowering and a little sickly, but with a good measure of warmth which lasts long.
nihtila (1394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Very dark ruby, white head. Aroma is caramel malts, red berries, bready malts. Flavour is earthy, malty, caramel sweet, dried fruits but unfortunately also boozy.
The_Osprey (2845) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, 7.3%, BB Oct 2015. Very dark ruby red, clear, lightly sparkling, decent foamy cream head, light lacing. Aroma is red berry, toffee, a little musty and gluey. Body is medium, foamy, low-ish carbonation. Taste is toffee, paper, resinous, fairly alcoholic, sharp and a bit drying. Unbalanced, but drinkable, fine.
redders1974 (169) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earthy aroma pours golden drown nice head that dissapears quickly tastes sweet and treacley a very nice strongush ale one for a winter night very warming and satisfying. I’m think they used to brew this slightly stronger and it was nice but benefits from the slight reduction in abv.
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Bottle, Scotland. Pours very dark caramel with a medium head, diminishing slowly. Scent at the bottlecap is distinctly ethanol. Taste is licorice, stout. Palette is average, slightly lingering ethanol. Worth a try!
Wixie (94) - BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown liquid, little head. Light roasted aroma. Medium body, very light carbonation. Taste is sweet and bitter, a bit like stout.
hackobock (2037) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
January 29, 2015. Bottle at home, received in a trade with Beersiveknown, thanks Steve!
Best before july 4, 2015.
Dark reddish brown with small dense off-white head. Aroma is nutty, caramel, leather, light dried fruits and buttery notes. Taste is sweet berries and caramel with a light bitterness up front, finish is sweet caramel with fruity and nutty notes, soft bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, smooth and oily texture.
jukkar (45) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel, roasty, spruce, dough, barnyard, leather. A bit of too much taste of sweetness. Nice after taste thou.
dchad56 (68) - - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured as a dark ale with a good inch head - little visible carbonation and pleasant aroma. Initial sharp in tongue with nice after taste.