lusikka (6049) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, thanks Timo A. BBE 2013-06-30. Pours a murky ruby red colour with a white thick head. Strong aroma of biscuity malts, pepper, orange zest. Really rich and strong flavour of very bitter citrusy hops, complex caramel notes, herbal notes, very subtle berryish notes and grass. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and very soft carbonation. The bitterness just keeps lingering and lingering. Alcohol warms nicely. More like an American Strong Ale than a barleywine. Even though past it’s BBE the bitterness is still very strong and the beer has no signs of off-flavours whatsoever. Elegant.
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Baggio for the beer.
Medium orange color, white collar for head. Shows low carbonation.
Nose is caramel, dried dark fruits, slight amounts of grapefruit, grass and pine.
Light amounts of bread, sweetness and fruits. Hops have dropped off but there is some residual bitterness in this.
Medium bodied, light carbonation and somewhat sticky.
Nice barleywine. Nothing fancy though and maybe the wrong choice of hops
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Holiday Tasting, London - thanks to Ronny. Pours clear, copper-gold with a fine, white cream head. Sweet bready malt nose, some toffee and caramel. Big sweet flavor, more toffee, light bitter grains, toasty sugars. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, some sweet bread, toffee, fruitcake. Sweet and tasty. Nice.
madmitch76 (14496) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8th June 2011
Hazy amber beer, small white head. Light semi dry palate. Aniseed and malt that has a trace of Port Wine character. Sweet caramel with estery peach and banana undertones. Vague bubblegum. Semi soft finish with mild toffee. Interesting!
Theydon_Bois (7944) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO tasting, thanks to Ronny, 30/12/12.
Hazed darkish amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edge and leaves a film.
Nose is dark toffee, fruits, booze, wood, touch dungy.
Taste comprises dark fruit, raisens, dates, treacle toffee, sweet sugars, booze and wood notes.
Full bodied, moderate carbonation, the alcohol is well disguised.
harrisoni (13283) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Chriso New Year 2012/13. Sweet toffee aroma. toffee in mouth. ok. too sweet. Musty too sweet
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely cloudy amber colour with a tan head. Fruity aroma. Sweet (not heavy sweet) flavour. Fruity and a fine caramel background. Also some hoppy notes. Fine rating beer by the fire.
[Bottle from a trade with rlgk]
kiwianer (3319) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body brown and cloudy. It tastes very roasty, fruity, plum. In the aftertaste very alcoholic-creamy. Not bad, but for that high price not good enough. 10/11/11/11/9/11
stefannilssons (1455) - SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var en angenäm öl med relativt mycket humlebeska och lagom mycket sötma. Slutsats: välbalanserad och god öl.
thomat (2000) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small white head. Malty with spice tones. Malt, hops and spices. Full body with a long, balanced bitter finish.