mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber pour. Aroma of dark fruits, raisans and prune. Taste is malt, bitterness and long drawn out hops. Complex smooth. Very good
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber color with a tan head leaving heavy lacing. Aromas of malt, spice and fruit. Very malty at the start with fruit and spice noted in the middle and a slightly bitrer finish. Very decent beer.
DrSilverworm (8363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by dudeabide. Clear amber red color. Lots of particles in the body. Thin off-white khaki head. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter crisp carbonation. Lightly dry, big dark fruit, lightly spicy aroma. Lightly hoppy, some red IPA-type aromas. Moderate sweet taste, light spicy, light alcohol warmth. Solid big red ale.
b3shine (6520) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with foamy off-white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells sweet, hoppy, and boozy with notes of caramel and toffee. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, not great.
Kabonski (39) - - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice flowery aroma! Very hoppy but not overly sharp. I enjoyed this beer! This would be the perfect beer for sitting in the shade on a hot day.
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jack and Leighton’s Birthday Beeorama, one gathering dust in my stash, 13/04/13.
Hazed dark chestnut brown with a thin light tan head.
Nose is dark toffee fudge, dark fruits, grain, demerara sugar, syrup.
Taste comprises dark malt, brown sugars, dark toffee, touch of booze.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, the finish carries a good kick’o’booze!
Overall - drinkable but not a class act and glad to have split this with more than a few others. The alcohol was a bit too obvious in this one!
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell, London during the Birthday Celebration of Jack & Leighton - thanks to Colin for this biggie. Pours clearish amber with a fine, tan cream head. Nose of sweet bread, toffee, rubbing alcohol and leaves. Big sweet flavor with toasty bread, earth, leaves and dry toffee. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sugary bread, mild earthy bitterness, leaves and caramel. Fair.
jackl (5614) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Yet another doff of the cap to Colin for bringing this. The taste is muddy brown with a tiny white head. Pretty ugly looking beer, to be honest. The nose is red apples, rich toffee. A bit of churro cake. Some pumpkin pie and Werther’s Original. Rough woody char in the taste. Mild oxidization. Hints of stale caramel candy. Mildly boozy through the finish. Full body, hot. Sort of lifeless on the palate. Overall, life’s too short.
Scopey (8824) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Jack & Leighton’s birthday celebration, thanks to Colin. It pours deep red-brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, varnish, pine, sweet toffee, honey and spice. The taste is wood, varnish, leather, alcohol, earth, rye bread and some bitterness with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Not much to it really. Not enough body and a bit too alcoholic, but ok.
teorn88 (3585) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle shared by Colin at CBC Clerkenwell. It pours clear copper with a smalloff-white head. Foam disappears quickly. Aroma is sweet with caramel and some piney hops. Flavor is much sweeter with figs, dark fruits, caramel and molasses. Very little hops in this one. A tad of booziness, but not overwhelming. Overall, quite decent barleywine in the very sweet category.