Beerhammaren (1384) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
.33l bottle @ Hanniku’s Cave. Pours cloudy dark reddish brown with low head. Aroma is alcohol, berries, malts, syrup, caramel, honey, bread, nuts and liquorice. Flavor is dark malts, salty liquorice, berries, wine notes, dried ftuits and alcohol, which kicks a bit tii much. Woody.
Desverger (4277) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared@CBC Clerkenwell, London (03/06/2015) - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity and nutty, spicy, sweet finish.
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy beer. Aroma is English and a bit dimmed. Dark dusty malts. But I love the heavy taste, warming alcohol, tea, roasted, dank. Nice stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
mR_fr0g (5823) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co clerko. Many thanks to Colin for this one. Nice bright reddy amber coloured pour with a halo of off white head. Aroma is nutty, dried fruit, varnish, little Belgian yeast. Flavour is composed of nutty treacle, dried fruit, sweet toffee apple. Palate is sweet, tangy, lowish carbonation. Little chewy on tongue.
The_Osprey (3456) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Colin. Dark brown, red hue, still, small foamy off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is sweet toffee, molasses, cardboard, suggestion of sherry. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is sweet, tangy papery toffee-ish malts, more card, rose tincture, a little astringent with a soft bitterness.
Scopey (9381) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to T-Broise. It pours clear deep mahogany brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty brown sugar, wood, resin, toffee, banana bread, fruit cake and some umami. The taste is toasty, sweet, sticky, umami action, brown bread, booze, dried fruits, wood and resin with a warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Quite a lot of booze and umami. Not sure on this one.
Theydon_Bois (12869) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at the 9.49 CBC boost tasting, Clerko, 03/06/15 from Callans Dundalk.
Chestnut brown/amber with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is toffee, dark fruits, spice, brown sugar.
Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit peel, dates, cake mix.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop presence and light warming booze.
Ok barley wine, pretty simple but decent enough.
guzgorog (481) - FRANCE - JUN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle couleur brune/rousse limpide, mousse miyenne qui se tient. nez de caramel, cafe, malts grilles, houblons resineux. attaque amere, caramel, resine, alcool. corps légèrement liquoreux, alcool quand même très présent. Manque de rondeur et de complexité. assez décevant.
Leighton (14361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear copper with a creamy tan head. The nose has a bit of toffee, ripe berries. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with sugary fruits, syrup, raspberry. Medium to full bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, sticky, with some earthy hops, ripe fruits, berries. Not bad.
tdtm82 (1251) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle; shared; Ale House; Chelmsford; 7th April 2015.
Lots of carmael; oak; cedar; dried fruits; some oxidisation but not too intense. Nice mouth-feel. A well-made and interesting barely wine. Would need to outsource another botlle for a more comprehensive review.