Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Pour clear as a bell, a nice chestnut - amber colour. A beige head dies away very quickly to nothing. Alcohol is fairly present on the nose with caramel, spiced pumpkin pie, tea and plums. Flavours of raisin, caramel, toffee and tea again. A little bitterness and an oil mouth-feel. Actually very drinkable given the abv.
thebeertourist (4269) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at GBBF. Pours red copper with a good, off-white head. Acidic apples aroma. Apples flavours, on the acidic side, but with sweet caramel, too. Not the most complex, but drinkable.
sm89walt (1587) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Small beige head atop a ruddy amber body. Chewy, cakey malts & juicy mid fruit aromas. Quite thick cakey, toffee malt sweetness, more mid fruit notes, slightly woody with a toasty bitterness. Medium body, carbonation & length finish, lingering mid fruit tang.
Fin (6180) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from Tesco Extra, Aylesbury, Bucks Wednesday 10th August 2011 Consumed at Cropredy Festival, Nr Banbury, Oxon Friday 11th August 2011. Pours dark amber, full of banana, toffee, toffee apple and with a bit of bitterness. Fine. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5
tombyars (1204) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bought at Morrisons, Stevenston, Ayrshire in July 2011. 330ml bottle poured a clear tawny red with a good tight foam head, off white in colour. Striking aroma which lasted till the last drop from the glass. Distinct powerful sweet malt with strong overtones of heather honey redolent to the end. Silky smooth mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives moist christmas cake flavours with strong notes of honey, powdery strawberry milkshake, vanilla and a slight prick of cinammon spice. Brief floral note of dusty hop resins in the short bitter aftertaste indicating this is an English barley wine before normal service is resumed with a return to a vineous powerful malty finish with alcohol warming notes at the end. An excellent end of session tipple and highly recommended
humlelala (687) - DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(33 cl bottle from Morrisons, Blackpool) Pours a clear amber with little, white head. Smells of malt with a whiff of banana. Full bodied, medium carbonation, oily texture with a long, alcohol finish. The taste is strongly bitter with prevalent sweet notes and a clear presence of alcohol. A somewhat disharmonic impression with the different taste ingredients competing for attention rather than forming a greater unity.
markas101 (1668) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Deep mahogany colour, thin head. Sweet aroma, brown sugar and roasted nuts. Syrupy, sweet, some molasses and a building alcohol finish.
BeerCast_Rich (1687) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[330ml bottle, Morrisons, Edinburgh] Deep chestnut brown pour. Totally flat, with a single lonely stream of rising carbonation. The label proudly sports the ’bottle conditioned’ tag, but it has actually been filtered and re-seeded, which really doesn’t add much to the equation. Some alcohol comes out on the nose, with sweet caramel and toffee, and a touch of dark stone fruit. Big, warm, fruity malt flavours take over from the start – plums, damsons lead into an increasingly sweet, malty finish. More booze arrives as the beer goes down. It’s remarkably mellow for 7.4%, and is really rather good indeed. Lancashire’s answer to Old Peculier? 
RichardGretton (4018) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown and reddish beer with a reasonable head. The aroma is lightly roasted and the flavour is malty and roasted with a bitter finish. Overall a fairly average roasted and fortified flavoured beer.
joe19612 (1496) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle Conditioned from Morrisons. Pours a deep ruby colour with a thin white head. No real aroma, the taste is of sweet malt with a dry bitter finish.