Theydon_Bois (17220) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at CBC Islo, thanks to me Kenny, 07/07/16.
Rich amber to orange with a well appointed off white head.
Nose is fruit cake, light spice, caramel, almond croissant, rich dark fruit vibes.
Taste comprises caramel melt, sweet malts, bitter orange, faint tropical fruit esters, light candied fruits.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a little warming alcohol.
Decent well balanced BW.
SvanteL (306) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bärnstensfärgad, grumlig. I doften finns torkad frukt och apelsinskal plus lite kryddor. Smaken har en söt fruktighet och en liten grapebeska plus viss alkoholhetta. När den kommer upp i temperatur blir det mer av fruktjuice.
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jkwood04 (5292) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in a tulip. Pours brownish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sweetness and toffee from the malts, floral and bitter hops, and dough and light booze. Flavor the same. Average texture. Decent but boring.
The_Osprey (6556) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
July 2016 - Bottle share at Craft Beer Co Islington as ’North Coast Class of ’88’. Many thanks to Kenny. Pours dark amber orange, hazy with a foamy tan head. Aroma is bready, light tangerine, musty. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is piney, resinous, boozy, toffee. Boozy and sweet. A bit unrefined, but quite tasty. (3.3)
Banksiz (94) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bready-malty nose, a touch of spritziness. Figgy-toffee-rasin notes as it warms up and breaths. Nicely-balanced sweetness and bitterness. Medium-heavy oily body. Warming as it goes down. Lingering finish, no harshness. Very good barley wine, but not quite one of the all-time greats.
monk191 (1773) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice, refined barleywine. Pours a bright red with a white head. Smells of caramel, sea salt, vanilla, strawberry. Taste is very smooth, with caramel and vanilla upfront, followed by banana. Bit of a spicy, dry finish. Paired with Sriracha shrimp and udon noodles, brings out more sea salt and tang. Had in the bottle.
Leighton (18669) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Craft Beer Co Islington - many thanks to Mitchy Mitch. Pours clear orange-gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds toasted bread, orange rind, dry caramel, some toasted pine. Medium to big sweet flavour with hearty malts, more caramel and pine, some rind. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, with notes of ripe citrus, subtle oily pine, lots of lightly toasted bread. Quite good stuff.
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7th July 2016
Big Bottleshare at Craft Islington. Hazy amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Soft malts. modestly sweet. Spice. Alcohol spice. Tired dried fruits. Mild floralness. Light dry finish. It’s not bad but it’s one of those big beers that doesn’t seem to have aged that well. The punch is there but the flavours are a little tired.
mR_fr0g (9514) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the CBC big bottle share. 7/7/2016. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A hazed dark orange coloured pour with a lasting halo of white head. Aroma is fresh lemon pez sweet, strawberry jammy fruits. Flavour is composed of nutty sweet grains, strawberry, pale us medium sweet, sticky, moderate carbonation, . Nice jammy fruits.
teorn88 (6724) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared at the July London Tasting @CBC Islington. Many thanks to Ken for this one. It pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Aroma is tangy and sweet fruity with persimmon and melon and some tangy lemon peel. Taste is also sweet fruity and tangy with notes of persimmon, lemon peel, orange marmalade. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty