cgarvieuk (24230) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep brown black... Thin tan lacing... Sweet blackcurrant roast makts nose ... Light ovaltinr... Blackcurrant roast Leighton (21087) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2010
Gravity cask at the Old Fountain. Pours clear, dark maroon-brown with a light film. Lightly sour, dark fruits in the nose, faint medicine, with toasted malts. Flavor pretty sweet, with caramel and toffee, toasty, rich malts, some light fruits, faint citrus bitters. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Finishes sweet and malty, with brown sugar and toffee, and mild warmth. Quite good. fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 <i>2008-12-09, gravity dispense at The Bree Louise, London, 7.8%, 6-4-7-3-14=34</i>Beerhunter111 (20356) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Dark mahogany color, almost black; flat. Light caramel aroma. Good body strength, strong caramel flavor, with dark chocolate tones, that become quite strong towards the end, as well as the bitterness; there are also roasted nuts at the end. Reasonable Strong Ale (not sweet enough to be a Barley Wine), a bit too much roasted for me.
<i>2005-12-03, cask conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 6-3-8-4-14=35</i>
<i>2004-11-30, cask conditioned at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 5-4-7-4-14=34</i>
Brown color. Simple aroma. Very good body, malty, with a lot of caramel and some chocolate. Bold final.
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig, nussig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig, nussig. Rasmus40 (20318) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2013
Tap @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear dark reddish brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with a little alcohol. 030213
rlgk (18847) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a decent lasting beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, grapes, roasted notes, vinous, maybe some toffee. Malty fruity aroma, caramel, spicy notes, toffee, raisins, notes of cocoa, figs, some citrus. Nice drinkable but slightly thin barley wine. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
Cask handpull at White Horse, Parson’s Green. Very deep ruby, with lasting beige head. Adnams yeasty aroma. Some dark malts, but the dark fruits are the stand out things here. Nice tingly hop finish. Not bad toffee too. The pump clip kept being turned around and then it was back on again. TBone (17441) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 20, 2011
Bottled 330ml (2009, Tuulensuu)chrisv10 (17312) - DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
Dark nut brown color, small beige head. Rye bready, malt vinegardish aroma. Medium to full bodied. Flavor is also very rye bready, liquid HP sauce. Sweetish caramell in the finish. This traditional dark ale has some similarities to Traquair brews.
Tap @ Cockney. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, chocolate and a little liquorice. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, chocolate, medium sweet, yeast, little bitter, hop, little liquorice and a little roasted. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
Very English-tastin BW. Quite sweet, but good flavour development