madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11th December 2010
Very hazy amber beer, small fluffy white head. Palate is semi dry and crispy. Mild prickly carbonation and minerals. Lovely fruit salad sweets that are just lightly sour. Mild toffee caramel malt, creamy too boot. Slash of coca cola before the crisp finish. Hugely drinkable. 11%? Your having a laugh! Drinks like 7%. Fabulous beer.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Sweet fruity and floral aroma with a touch of spice. Fruit and spice flavour with vineous alcohol notes
DutchDrebus (2274) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange to amber colour with a small white head. Smells hoppy, alcoholic and a bit sharp. Tastes sharp hops and bitter. Great carbo, full body.
Countbeer (2853) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught or cask @ BBF’11:
Small white head on top of a hazy darker orange colored beer.
Smell malts, barleys, nail polish.
Taste fruit, orange, tangerine, peach, barleys, light toasted malts, light creamy.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a light creamy texture.
Leighton (6956) - London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours a clear, ruby-amber with a great, foamy, off-white head. Big ripe fruit nose, some definite raisin notes. Extremely sweet flavor, notes of pear, toffee, caramel, fig, raisin, banana. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, more sugar, sweet toast, dried fruits. Superb.
Benzai (4344) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Dark orange / light red color, white head. Smell alcohol, sugar and maybe some alcohol. Taste sweet, alcohol, not really good. Not balanced.
FatPhil (7496) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Super citrussy toilet-cube aroma, honey too. It’s a touch disappoointing. There’s some alcohol present, and the bitterness is out of balance with the woodiness. Sugary palate. Both too old and too young.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at the Boreft Beer Festival, 2011. Pours a golden brown colour with no head. Alcohol is fairly present with a sake quality and some caramel. A little thin with a warming alcohol finish. OK.
GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Borefts 2011. Appearance is golden brown with little head. Aroma is raisins, muscat, brown sugar, honey and port. Medium on the palate and a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet - caramel, raisins, dates and a touch of date. To me, this represents a barley wine very well.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - SEP 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very flat and dull looking. Raisin, grapes, alcohol, not much more. Drier than it should be (for me). Sticky body. Nah, not great. (At Borefts)