imdownthepub (9446) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Conditioned, 330ml from Asda in Milton Keynes. Chestnut with off white head. Rich and quite fruity beer, smooth, masking the alcohol pretty well. There is a wine like character, grapey, sweetish, heavy on the palate. A quite decent Barley wine.
Leighton (9626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2011 Cask at the Crosse Keys, JDW. Clear, rich, dark red-brown pour with a modest head. Plenty of dark, ripoe fruits on the nose, some caramel malts. Very sweet flavor, tons of fruit punch, cherries, grapes, berries, mild caramel and straight sugar. Medium to full in body with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots of sugars, some ripe fruit, subtle booze, more berries. One of the better English barley wines I’ve had; I don’t like sour malts. Unrefined and slightly in-your-face, this is a decent brew.
Svesse (5796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2010) Dark amber colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, malty nose with citrus, caramel and dried fruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, orange, caramel and a slightly spicy bitterness. More than medium body, slightly sweetish. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.
maeib (8284) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A chestnut coloured headless beer. The aroma is fruity boozy and cakey with sweet brown fruits. It’s the same in the mouth. Sweet boozy and tasty. Very moreish. A lovely English style Barley Wine.
sm89walt (1687) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask - White Cliffs Festival 2010, Dover. A ruddy chestnut coloured beer with not much of a head. A syrupy, demerara sugar sweet aroma, which comes through in the flavour backed by a bit of heat and light hop balance. Quite drinkable for the style and ABV with a medium body and a soft, lingering mouhfeel.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber colour. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet, treacly, oily taste with a background of pear drops, vanilla and alcohol. A little bitterness. A lovely Christmas sipper, not totally in its element on a sunny, warm August day. But whose fault is that, Mr H?
berkshirejohn (4119) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Asda, Earley. Dark amber with a thin fast-fading cream head; malty aroma with obvious alcohol; rich, fruity, christmas pudding flavours, with brandy and raisins and caramel; dry finish with some burn from the alcohol and a rich syrupy texture. Very drinkable.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Clear deep amber - - almost orangey brown - with a small off-white head. Fat berry-like fruit aroma with some alcohol present. Quite full-bodied with sweet fruit accents and some caramel. Lightly bitter finish. 210309
MiP (12988) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 7.2%. Peppery aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Good vanilla flavour to start with, turning malty and finishing with a mellow alcohol note. Slightly sweet. Good.
Ungstrup (28227) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazng tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and elderflowers. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and hops, leading to a bitter finish.