oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Amber colour, small beige head, leaving nice lace. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, fruits and nectar. Flavour is caramel malts, nectar, mild alcohol and grass. Also some sugary and a bit fruity notes. Very good real ale. Had on Feb 26th, and back at Oliver Twist on Mar 1st to have a few US beers. Afterwards I ended up with a few more pints of this. Just lovely!
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned - handpump - Out Of The Vaults Leicester. A mid to dark brown coloured beer with a creamy fruity alcohol aroma. The beer is full bodied with a vinuous fruity taste. There is buttery smooth warming malty alcohol a plenty in this enjoyable strong ale.
tombyars (1266) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
First tasted this in the Three Judges, Glasgow in December 2007. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear copper red in colour with a thin buff head. Banana and butterscotch notes in the rich intense aroma. Smooth creamy texture in the rich mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed complex malts give a robust whack of maltloaf with sweet molasses, dates, overipe banana and caramel notes. Earthy, yeasty dough flavours in the short hopped aftertaste. Finish is strong on the malt with dry woody oak and vinous redcurrants. Reminded me of McEwans Champion No1 in the sweet malt notes. An excellent barley wine and my favourite from the RCH portfolio.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Same as previous.) Dark copper, thick off-white head. Nose is syrupy malts and herbal hops. Flavor has liqueurish bananas and sweet malts. Finishes drier with spicy & bitter hops, some warming alcohol. Medium bodied and somewhat oily palate. Sahti meets strong ale.
FatPhil (8089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo)
Deep orange, glassy. Slightly alcoholic aroma, but a fair dry bitter aroma. Sweet sticky body, very rich and very smooth. Slightly woody, but also pretty sweet malts. Hops are pretty serious too, and stay for a long sticky finish. To be honest, this was a very hard to describe, I even had another one to see if I got more inspiration. It’s a very potent beer but very moreish.
madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd February 2011
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival. Loads of beers shared with ChrisO and Harrisoni - Cheers! Hazy brown beer, Suddy pale tan head. Light dry palate. Rich fruit with a trace of Port and red wine. Dry finish. Not bad - tasty!
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright orange, soapy off-white head. Really delicate marmalade and rose aroma, dried apricots. Chewy, rather sweet fruit. Just a little malt warmth, but not quite enough to balance the sweetness. Still, the finish is clean enough to keep it from feeling sticky.
downender (5586) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask-conditioned at the Bag O’Nails, Bristol 2/1/08. Aroma was of toffee, stewed red fruit and honey, with some grassy hops to finish. The flavour was packed full of toffee and fruit, with a decent hoppy dry finish to provide some balance. Very enjoyable, although a half pint was enough.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint in a milk carton from the 3 judges from ronnie. Aroma is A malty beast, quite swet, honey, cornish notes, no hop character at all, but quite mellow for a barley wine. Taste is similar and relitivly balanced though thers no sign of hops, but a bit thin for a barley wine, making for dangerous drinking. Id no doubt do pints of this in a session though.
TBone (11131) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask@Beer Hunters, Pori
Ruby red color, small beige head. Wood and molasses in the nose. Portwineous flavor and palate. Wood, berries... short finish. Not really a barley wine, more like an old ale.