Garrold (1214) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, - OCT 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery. Cloudy amber colour. Thick, tight, off white, lasting head. Good looking beer. Aroma of tinned mandarin, light muscovado sugar. At a guess this has been in whisky barrels. An alcohol warmth is very much in evidence. Taste has a butterscotch sweetness, with a dry, but not bitter, black pepper finish. Lovely.
Sledutah (4392) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared outside the brewery, RBESG
Clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and dusty. Taste is caramel, paper and piney
Benzai (8104) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared sitting outside of the brewery during RBESG. Clear dark orange color, average to medium sized off-white to beige head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sweet, lightly alcohol, a hint of overripe fruits. Medium body and carbonation.
jfb (3758) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) slightly hazy golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy caramel and grass, slightly oxidized, with some notes of brown sugar and treebark. flavour is mostly brown sugar and alcohol, very sweet, with more notes of oxidation, some light peaches and floral hops. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.. Amber pour with a white head. Toffee malt and caramel aroma. Soft malt flavours with caramel, toffee and treacle. Quite sweet. Good.
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Caramel and some hoppy notes, a bit herbal. Clearish gold with a rich white head. Caramel, raisin, slightly medicinal. Some mandarin and a little edgy, some age may do it well.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery brought home from London and shared with Jackson. Pours hazy toffee amber with no head. Nose immediately produces Calvados - super sweet and sticky toffee apple with mild spice and rich honey. Taste is sticky and sweet like a dessert with loads and loads of apple, toffee, a touch of spice and cinnamon. The heat from the alcohol is definitely present but in a warming way without being too harsh. Sweet stuff but I like it
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thnx to MannyGoldberg. Pours a clear amber beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma has apple, bourbon, caramel and sugar. Flavor is very sweet, fruity with loads of bourbon and wood flavors. Nice, full complex flavors and full body. Slight thin mouthfeel, long sweet, light cloying finish. Very nice beer, good surprise.
Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Clear golden/amber - white head. Grainy. Raisins. High sweetness. Stickey sweet. Citrus. Medium malty. Acid. Wooden. Tart notes. Caramel. Coconut notes. Toffee. Boozy finish.
jinroh (328) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy orange, a small head. Aroma has some bourbon touch, revealing that this has been barrel aged. Slight hint of alcohol. First sip really surprises with its intensity - there is alcohol, strong fruity caramel candy, giving way to barrel aged bourbon. Has quite strong carbonation fro a barleywine. Long lingering dry finish.
jonno (2287) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sticky sweet and one note for me. No great projection or melding of flavours. It’s a decent BW but probably needs more time.