Theydon_Bois (12726) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, - JAN 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, big thanks to Leighton for another Wild hook up, 16/01/14.
HAzed chestnut brown/dark amber with a thin light beige cover that dissipates to spotting and edgework.
Nose is oaky woody light booze lick, dark fruits, sugars, not a whole lot of depth.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hint of spice, dark fruit mash, prunes, dates, bitter fruit notes, oaky, light booze.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying closure with tangy fruit resonance.
Ok barley wine, never to be a world beater but the sweetness is well tempered and doesn’t run away and steal the show.
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich red pour small head medium carbonation aromas tart vinegar sour note alcohol vinous the flavours brown sugar alcohol vinegar good barrelling notes wood oak vanilla brandy touch cherries chocolate touch really good on palate the sweetness is good at the finish top stuff by the brewery likeable Barley wine
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky copper with a very small head.
Nose shows red fruit, woody oak, cherries and red wine.
Musty, woody flavours, some red wine notes. Quite dry, a bit of a boozy finish.
zacgillbanks (3188) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2015 Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Copper coloured with sweet red fruit and sherry flavours, oak and vanilla followed by whisky and sourness on the fruity and ‘plastic’ finish.
EdKing (2137) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery shop. Clear red, with orange shades and a thin off white head, which dissipates. Nose is aged wood, sour lactobacillus yeast, caramel, red wine, slight Cognac, dried fruit, raisin. Taste is red wine vinous, aged wood, slight subtle sourness, leather, raisin, little sherry. Unusual to get a rich sour barley wine, but it’s good. Sit down by a fire, stare into the flames and sip away!
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazy brown amber in color.... Aroma of Cabernet Sauvignon... Smells like red wine... Flavor of red wine, hard to tell that it's beer... Interesting
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
teorn88 (3599) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. Bottle from Utobeer, London. It pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dried fruits, figs, bread and toffee. Taste is sweet with notes of toffee, vanilla, wood, dried red berries and figs. Light alcohol warmth. Thick oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Overall, quite good.
madsberg (10711) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Light brown coloured. Has a small beige head. ARoma. Ripe fruits like figs and plums. Sweetnes, some berries and loads of brown sugar. Flavour. Ripe fruits, sweetness wood berries. Quite vinous. Medium to full bodied. Ends full of fruits and some sweetness. Light alcohol bite on the palate.
mR_fr0g (5383) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from Cotteridge wines, split with Sarah. Aroma is sweet malts, honey, spicy yeast character. Nice and complex nose with some plum and wooden barel. Flavour is sweet caramel, spiced pumpkin, root vegetables, and lingering dark liquorice. Alcohol, warmth and sweet wine in the finish. Hazed amber/ dark orange coloured pour with a lasting thin cream coloured head. Wood tanin. Palate is quite sweet with moderate carbonation, fairly smooth and some alchol warmth in the finish. A bit rough round the edges but good stuff.
harrisoni (15047) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BottleDog London and drunk at home. Said 9.9% abv on this bottle. Hazy dark brown. Sweet aroma even from just pouring it. Sweet fruity aroma, touch of wood, fruits are sweet strawberry jam, cherries and sweet plum. Sweet in mouth with more jam. Yes some red wine flavour from the barrels definitely. Some wood flavour on the finish. The more it opened up the more wood flavour came out which isn’t always my favourite flavour. Little bit of heat on the end. OK. but the barrel ageing is a bit too much for me.
joergen (23510) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, oak and rubber.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, oak, rubber and licorice.