mabel (6559) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6481-20140708] Bottle. Sweet fruity toasted chocolate malt aroma. Clear, dark red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Light fruity toasted cardboard flavour. Medium body. Average. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "I wasn’t so skinny so I didn’t have a such a resinous voice."
CraftBeerNick (990) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 6th December 14. Aroma, caramel, sweet malts. Taste is clean, not too sweet, caramel, some banana, good malt. Not bad for sipping by the fire
chimpgibbon (329) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark tan nice cream head. Big toffee but mellow. A woodiness. Nearly esters then they arrived. Caramello. Fig. Remarkable for the ABV.
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks to Bruce! Pours a slightly hazy brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel spicy aroma. Fruity malty caramel flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a fruity malty caramel finish.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-08. Crisp dark red amber body with a small beige head. 3+ Aroma is modest, malt, caramel touches, Flavour is pleasantly malty, lightly fruity throughout. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle cellared several months, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
Nisse666 (4490) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (lot 518 BBE 09/2013) many thx to the king of Scotland cgarvieuk cons 2014-07-07 Uddingston, Scotland
AR: dark chocolate, madeira, rasins, pruns
AP: deep ruby/mahogany, stouthy/frothy crème brown steady head
F: soft wee carbonation, vinos, oaked madeira, rasins and pruns ie brittish fruitcake, dry, red grapes, wee chocolate - nice beer after a few French ;)
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark red with off white head. Dusty aroma, some sherry fruits, berries. Taste of cardboard, dried fruits, caramel. Little sweet and a little bitter, some warming alcohol.
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours reddish brown, berry, caramel nose, taste is dry, caramel, cardboard, berries.
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle from the brewery via eebria. Pours clear chestnut brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of toffee apples, light yeast zing, burnt sugar and light spice. Taste is more burnt sugar and spice, some leather. Surprisingly light body, creamy texture. Sweet finish. Decent.
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
275ml bottle labeled RedShank Barley Wine. Lot #: 518 BB date 9/2013 thanks to PaulUnwin
Pours murky brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is toasted malts, toffee, woody and ripe fruit. Taste is toasted malts, oak, leather with a mild citrus bitterness in the finish
A little thin but good.