aenima (254) - Askim, - MAR 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
English yeast aroma. The taste is dominated by the yeast. Some caramel. A little bitter too. Not a good bw....
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Gravicask at Beer at the River 14. Dark reddish brown hazy colour. Nose of sour stewed fruits. Very sweet in flavour with lactic acid and old plums. Steely finish
mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity at the Wandsworth summer beer fest. Red orange hazed with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is raisin dried fruits, plastic, wood and low booze. Flavour is nice rounded fruits, raisin, sweet orange. Nice smooth ferment very clean. Good lingering fruit. Palate is full, viscous and warming alcohol.
Theydon_Bois (8392) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, from ABM, 27/06/14.
Clear golden amber with a moderate beige covering that retains well.
Nose is caramel fudge, woody, candyfloss, toffee apple, light spice, dates, dried fruits, hint of booze.
Taste doesn’t quite follow on from the nose, sticky apple pie, caramelised sugars, toffee.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweetish licks and moderate booze tones in the close.
Ok barleywine, doesn’t carry any huge amount of depth when held up to the best of them, but a solid easy drinking offering none the less.
Sarpa (864) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 33cl from AbM @ home. Pours clear amber with a small head. Fruity aroma. Some caramel, fruits in the flavour.
olio (6144) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear mahogany color with a minimal head. Aroma is sweet with fruits, some caramel malts, mild fruity and berry notes also. Flavor has also berries and fruits, quite juicy actually, some caramel malts and wooden notes on the finish. Sweet and too juicy for me.
madmitch76 (14834) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
5th November 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Lightly hazy amber beer with a small pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate. Mild dried fruits. Smooth malts. A bit shallow. Lacks the malty depth and maturity of a good barleywine.
marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, poured into tumbler. Very dark amber, quickly disappearing light brown head. Nutty, toasty nose, very dark caramel flavour. Alcohol burn is nice on this November night. Oily texture. Tasty beer.
Scopey (6726) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Kenneth. It pours deep ruby with a small white head. The nose is wood, earth, light spice, honey and dried fruits. The taste is woody, earth, toffee, oily, toffee, prune,raisin, date, honey and some alcohol warmth. Full body, fine prickly carbonation and oily mouth-feel. No real depth unfortunately, but it is pretty drinkable.
maneliquor (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle cheers to big Ken. Pours murky brown with a small beige head which quickly disappears. Nose is full of dried banana and apricot, toffee, biscuit, heavy cereal, dried oats. Taste shows dried banana, lollie banana, dried apricot, sultanas, and oats with a sweet and toily finish. Ok