jercraigs (7921) - 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 (4255) - 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 (2387) - 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 (2850) - 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 (3627) - 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 (4924) - 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.
Niall73 (1836) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bb 07/15. Pours a dark amber brown with an off white head. Aroma is toffee, dark figgy fruit. Medium body, mild carbonation. Wood, dark sweet dry fruit, bit of rum, bark, cola... A touch thin. OK.
Garrold (1470) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the brewery, via Eebria. Clear amber colour. Minimal, tan head. Red fruit. Vine fruit. Taste is sweet, light and vinous. Thin palate. Thin, sweet finish.
Douberd (2339) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
275 ml bottle labeled as Redshank Barley Wine. At home, poured into the Borefts taster, ABV 7.5%
Deep and dark red brown colour, with one finger of thick head, tan in colour, with good retention, leaving light lacing on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, plums mainly, sugars, light caramel, raisins, light alcohol.
Tastes sweet with again plenty of dark fruits, sugar and molasses, no tracce of the alcohol now, well maybe a bit on the finish, more raisins and plum, some malts. Light but long lasting bitterness on the aftetaste.
Medium body, quite carbonated.
Overall a very good barley wine, maybe a bit low on the alcohol.
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27.5cl bottle courtesy of markwise, thanks Mark. It pours with a murky amber body that supported a two minute long tan head. The aroma offers up malts, a dash of biscuit malts to slightly roasted malts and then it heads into firm levels of brown sugar, plums raisins and a bit of booze at the end of the draw. The taste begins in a similar fashion with some smooth sweet malts lined with a malt sweetened mild roastiness. The brown sugar note quickly kicks in along with plums and raisins and a slight boozy roughness. In the background there seems to be a little molasses to sort of fruit cake notes. Decent old school barleywine.