rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle, bottled 15.01.06, dark amber color, with a small bubbly beige head, with a mild nice mint chocolate, faint fruitcake, dark dried fruit nose, with a toffee, subtle cherry kirsh, toasted, caramelized, biscuity, pale malty, light plum juice accent, and a pruney, faint date square, raisin pie, sweet candied lemon, blood orange rind, subtle brown sugar, dried sultana raisin, hint of lemon marmalade, spearmint gum note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth sweet fruity liquorish, dried raisin, fig, light chocolate mint, fruitcake, plum juice, toffee, sugar pie crust, subtle brandy liquor, faint dark bitter chocolate, subtle coffee character, with subtle caramelized orange peel, apricot marmalade, roasted, chocolate, toasted, caramel malt, fruity, yeasty, faint flowery leafy, minty, grassy, citrus hop, light candied lemon, grapefruit rind, spearmint gum flavour, leading towards a warming fruitcake, prune juice, faint chocolate mint, dried dark fruit, toffeeish, toasted, caramelized, bread, roasted maltiness, subtle brandyish liquor finish.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[6483-20140708] Bottle. Fruity malt aroma with a touch of raisin. Clear, amber brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet plum and toasted fruit flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
mcberko (10568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
2006 vintage. 250mL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn (thanks Alex), pours a deep dark yeasty mahogany with a tiny beige head. Aroma is bizarre, with smoky tobacco, caramel malt, and dirty yeast – bleh. Flavour is really bizarre, with milk chocolate and smoky tobacco upfront. Quite yeasty and dirty – probably past its prime, but still decent. Bizarre stuff.
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-07-08. Dark amber brown body tiny beige head. 3+ Aroma is quite sweet and mild, caramel and lightly toasty accents. 7+ Flavour is similarly pleasant sweet malt, caramel and sugars. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Quite like it. Bottle BB Jan 2009, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
BenH (3244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Deep amber/red with off white head. Aroma of sherry fruits, raisins, prunes. Similar taste, raisin, sherry, prune. Sweet with a long finish. Delish
Stuu666 (7820) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours amber, fruity nose, caramel, taste is dry, smoky, sweet, caramel.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin white lacing ... soft sweet toffee crystal malt ... softr roast ... soft toffee ... soft woody malts ... sweet berry fruits ... soft fruits... big berry fruits ...
AdamChandler (3914) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure what year. Small 8-10 ounce bottle. Very burnt oaky appearance. Sticky off-white head. I’m getting a ton of tobacco / cheap cigar on the nose. burnt candied sugar and some smoke. Very roasty, sorry but ugh..it’s like drinking cigarette butts. Oh. yeah interesting beer but I simply can’t finish it.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle from Jacob. Thanks. Pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma sherry, almonds and some dark fruits. The flavor, like the nose, is loaded with sherry, add to this a good dose of raisins and some light molasses. The palate is full and silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very fine Barleywine, much enjoyed.
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1405 bottle; nose is port, heavy raisin, little apple, whiff of alcohol, feel is broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is nutty, mushroom, supersoft malt, little red apple acid, late weak, balanced alcohol bite