wlajwl (4350) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is dryish malts, caramel and mild liquor overtones. The flavor is caramel, light fruit, liquor and a slightly cloying/alcoholic finish.
Theydon_Bois (11675) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Kenny, 04/04/15.
Very lightly obscured orange golden with moderate off White spotting.
Nose is rich fruit rinds, French toast, sweet notes, caramel, light spice, earthy musty tones.
Taste comprises harsh orange marmalade links, bitter dark fruits, dates, light spice.
Full bodied, fine to oily carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Ok barley wine, drinks below it’s ABV but a bit harsh at times, had 6 of the 7 in this series and none worth a revisit for me considering the price point!
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Spice. Sweet malts. Spicy dried fruits, turning tangy. Some heat, but not in proportion to it’s giant abv. Light semi dry finish. Spicy linger. Overall perhaps a little less spicy than the light toast, but we are splitting hairs here!
Scopey (8397) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours oily gold with limited head. The nose is sweet, caramel, toffee, apple pie, light toast, cereal and booze. The taste is sweet, apple, varnish, big boozy hit, caramel, honey, candy and pear with a warming finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Pretty hot stuff. Lacking in depth. So-so.
rlgk (12521) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Chris and Ruth, Eater Tasting 150404. Hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty hazelnut aroma, caramel, figs, raisins, raisins, alcohol, banana notes, some biscuits. Malty caramel flavor, quite boozy, apples, toffee, raisins, figs. Slightly aggressive.
mR_fr0g (4840) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Kenny for this one. Bright golden / orange coloured pour with fleeting white head. Aroma is again tart apple, cinnamon, sugar. Boozy. Flavour is compose of boozy, tart apple, caramel, cinammon, big Warming alcohol. See other rating these are quite similar. Palate is full, sticky, highish carbonation. Good stuff.
cgarvieuk (16663) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chrisO.. Golden amber... Massive caramel toffee caramel malts... Big alcohol. Sweet dry fruit.. Massive toffee.. Massive caramel fruits.. Big alcohol
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle, slight hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a bubbly white head, with an alcoholic liquorish, light honey nose, with some maple, toasted, caramel, pale malt, barley sugar, toffee, subtle dried fruity raisin, fig accents, and a caramelized breadcrumb, oak barrel, biscuity note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth boozy, brandyish, mild toasted, caramel, biscuity malt, faint maple, toffee, subtle panettone cake dough, faint sugar pie crust character, with a mild Grand Marnier liqueur, faint candied orange peel, french toast, woody oak barrel, faint caramel candyish flavour, leading towards a warming brandyish, maple, caramelized sugar, lingering toasted, caramel, pale, bread maltiness finish.
Tmoney99 (11624) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with a moderate frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy dark fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex solid beer.
DrSilverworm (8001) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz bottle, thanks to tmoney99 for sharing. Totally hazy darker amber color. Minimal head. Nuttiness, toast up front in the nose, and some kind of fruitiness, apricot I think. A lot of caramel in the flavor, very mild spice. Medium-plus body. Lightly slick. Very light carbonation. Like the other Foret I tried, this hides the alcohol astonishingly well -- probably the best part of the beer. Bigger sweet taste, not cloying. Mild bitter. Impressively light warmth to it, with small sips. A nice one to sip on slowly, overall.