pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is (alongside the 2012 MPA) one of renaissance best. It was lovely and balanced, with the chewy malt to it. A really nice British barley wine. I thoroughly enjoyed the full flavours and the gentle ETOH presence. What a winner!
Jimthechap (1850) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty to tawny brown in colour with a short lived creamy latte coloured head. Readily apparent sultana and crusty bread aromas, then maple, treacle and syrupy aromas. Spice notes of allspice bring a christmas cake quality to this beer. All those flavours plus some good stewed stonefruit and caramel come through upon tasting. There’s also good tingly carbonation. It fills the mouth and then spreads that sticky date pudding flavour. I love a good barley wine and this is a good barley wine. To the extent that I have laid a couple of bottles down to see how it develops. Glorious.
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Got this beer from Andy when visiting the brewery somewhere after Christmas 2011. As promised, me and my wife waited a year to open it. :-) Great beer. Very full malt fruity aroma. Dark red coloured beer with a slight off-white head. The taste is initially sugary sweet, with raisin, port, molasses. Moderate bitterness evolves towards the finish. Nice, well-balanced barley wine.
Pdubyah (454) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A stunning beer, Lots of tastes, I got cherry, strawberry, and enjoyed the chocolate from the roastings. Lots of body ,lots of length.
slightly y cloudy pour and a deep rich colour.
Not for quaffing, but to finish your evening and enjoy something with a strong enough taste to stand up to it.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours beautiful clear ruby amber with a small rim of beige head leaving smalll laces on the glass. Aroma is very rich; sweet, raisins, fidges, malty, orange peelings and bready. Flavor is velvety fullbodied; raisins, sweet, madeira wine, perfectly pungent and bitter, a bit fruity and has a touch of caramel somewhere behind. Finishes first sweet turning into bitter dryish aftertaste. Excellent stuff.
ilovebeernz (15) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A good Barley Wine that will surely improve with a bit of bottle age. The well balanced sweetness hides the massive alcohol well.
gam (3425) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Still barley wine not much head mild carbonation dark ruby por aromas brandy rich caramel rich chocolate vegemite soy raisin plum flavours caramel sugary rich chocolate soy brandy port raisin plum dark sugar syrup honey mix mild bitter for balance the finish excellent barley wine rich barley taste malts lots of sweetness and alcohol goodness flavours superb stuff thoroughly enjoyable
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Love the colour, a rich dark brown that just speaks class. The nose is a bit sugary, but in the mouth there is a toastiness and nuttiness that works with the sweetness, and a earthy hoppiness that balances it perfectly. The finish is nice and dry that leaves me wondering what happened to all that alcohol? Dangerous :)
joergen (22001) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Cloudy orange-red coloured with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies with notes of liquorice.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, liquorice, dried fruits and cookies.
Chro (2) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy appearance, Burnt caramel smell butterscotch upfront taste aftertaste of aniseed.