SilverfoX (314) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity aroma from a amber body thin white head, taste of sweet prunes then some bitter aftertaste. really good one of early beer drinking favourites
gegwilson (1274) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours amber with a thin cream head. Notes of banana, caramel, sherry and booze. Starts sweet and finishes bitter with a bit of a metallic after taste. Has quite a home brew feel to it. Not bad, but not great.
Garrold (1475) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Picnic Fayre. Cley Next The Sea. Norfolk. Orangey amber. Film of white head. Bit of a prune juice and fruit salad thing going on. Juicy and sweet. Taste sets of sweet, then turns dry, with a little bitterness. Fairly light palate, given the ABV. Fruity dry, light bitter finish. Good stuff. Must try and find it on cask.
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Clear amber no head.
Aroma: Note of dried fruit, syrup and hint of vinous.
Taste: Low/medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness.
Palate: Smooth thick texture, light/medium body, no/low carbonation, abrupt liquorice, dried fruit, boiled sweet finish.
Comments: Tasty not great, and not keen on the mouthfeel. Review is for the bottled version 7% ABV.
mt_hall (119) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber/ruby colour, with a slight haze that cleared very slowly and a small white head. Strong malty, plummy aroma. Smooth in the mouth with fruit (banana & plum), a touch of malt, and a dry finish. Very good, and very drinkable for such a strong ale.
Leighton (11355) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle on the train to Brussels for Paul’s Pre-Wedding Beverage Bonanza. Pours clear, amber-gold with a small, white foam head. Ripe fruit aroma with light toast and faint alcohol. medium to big sweet flavor with some orange, toasty sugar, bread and a bit of pear. Medium to full bodied with fine carbonation. Mildly warming finish with light marmalade, toasty sugar and bread, some caramel and booze. Yeah, not bad at all.
fiulijn (14993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beers Of Europe, King’s Lynn
Hazy amber color; generous, compact head. The aroma is light and simple, the flavor has some malt, moderate sweetness, alcohol perception beyond expectations, light fruity touch and a light presence of vegetables; the bitterness is low, the final is just a bit drier.
Very forgettable and overpriced.
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet with caramel aroma. Strong alcohol flavor with little hops. Bright orange with thin head. Ok.
tombyars (1389) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled this lovely Barley Wine at the Glasgow Winter Beer Festival in 1997. Cask, handpump dispense. Dark ruby red colour with a thin white head. Powerful sweet sultana aroma wafts off in heavy plumes. Booming smack of complex malts giving full bodied flavours of fruity glycerine sweetness with warming dollops of golden syrup. Very little in the way of hop resins detected as malt steam rollers everything. Very warming in the finish as the sweetness continues into a strong blood orange flavour with alchoholic cointreaue notes full in the mouth. A fantastic Barley Wine and highly recommended.
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask gravity @ Battersea BF 2012. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with weak hints of dark fruit. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a dry woody malty caramel finish.