Theydon_Bois (16856) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Daniel, 04/04/15.
Golden amber with a decent off white covering.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, sweet malt, spice, bubble gum.
Taste comprises sweet licks, toffee fudge, toasted brown sugars, dark fruit peel.
Medium + body, moderate carbonation, sweet cloying notes in the close.
So so for style and lacking much in the way of depth but a drinkable sipper none the less.
The_Osprey (6330) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at ChrisO’s. BB Sep 2016, 10.5% Seems to be filtered. Pale orange, clear, lightly sparkling, big foamy white head. Aroma is musty tangerine, sweet and syrupy. Body is medium, slightly foamy, low carbonation. Taste is toffee, caramel, a little alcoholic, some marmalade. This is fine. I’ve had similar beers with a 3.8 average. The naff marketing probably has an impact.
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2015 Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Daniel. Clear bright golden orange. Aroma is diacetyl, caramel toffee, little apple. Flavour is composed of spicy cinnamon, apple, caramel M toffee. Flavour is pretty good, sweet caramel, apple, toffee, Palate is sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering toast and jammy fruits. Ok.
erickok (5396) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber body and medium head. Sweet malts, sticky fruit, grapes, pine tree. Syrupy mouth feel, sweet Base and a bit short in the end for the abv. Sticky and sweet, just how I like my barley wine. Sure, you could add a lovely citrus hop layer, but it’s just fine as it is. Tasty and satisfying end if the night drink. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)
nihtila (2884) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22.11.2014. Copper color. Sweet malty aroma, alcohol, syrup, ripe fruits. Taste is very sweet, caramel malts, ripe fruits, banana, sharp alcohol. Too sweet which dominates.
Marduk (6324) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Medium size, white head, stays. Dusty, grainy, malty, sweetish, bit nutty aroma. Sweet, malty, caramel in taste. Harsh mouthfeel. Alcohol is hidden, but it still feels boozy. Caramel malts in aftertaste.
FunkyF (907) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Ljust kopparfärgad med vitt skum. Doft av bröd och lite choklad. Söt och lite spritig med lite knäck.
tarmok (1191) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
liquid light brown, foam white fastly disapering, smells little like fried potatoes and alcohol. taste is to sweet
ken1 (1757) - DENMARK - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: fruity sweet and alcoholic warm.
Flavour: sweet and dark berries with alcoholic warmth and a creamy mouthfeel.
Colour: dark amber with an off white head.
HopfenWeisse (1481) - - JAN 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear golden amber with medium head. Aroma is fruity and booze. Flavor is malt, boozy.