Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear orangey brown with a small, creamy off-white head leaving laces. Oxidized aroma, plenty of prunes and overripe plums. Quite full-bodied, toffee, maple syrup and a whiff of licorice. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Nice and pleasant. 310112 Beerhunter111 (22508) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 14, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, dunkle überreife Früchte, holzig, nussig. Geschmack malzig süß, leicht alkoholisch, trockene überreife Früchte, holzig, nussig. Leighton (22306) - 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. Rasmus40 (21988) - 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 chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2011 A rare find on draught in London. Deep chestnut colour. Very rich and fruity. A real festival of fruit, in fact. Raisins, stewed prunes, licorice, treacle toffee and fruit cake. A bit on the sweet side, without much hops presence to cut through, but very nice in modest quantities. I imagine it could become rather sickly and cloying. Cask (handpump), The Bridge House, Tower Bridge
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
RE-RATE: Cask (handpump) at the Trafford Arms, Norwich on 1 December 2011. 7.0% 2011 version. Rich and fruity. A touch tart. Maybe a tad drier than when I’ve sampled it previously but still good and warming.
Previous score retained.
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 <i>2008-12-09, gravity dispense at The Bree Louise, London, 7.8%, 6-4-7-3-14=34</i>harrisoni (19332) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2007
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.
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. mcberko (18956) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2012
330mL bottle, pours a dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma of toasted nuts, toffee, dark fruits. Flavour of toffee, toasted nuts, and some odd minty notes. Doesn’t strike me anywhere near as a barley wine, more like an English winter ale. Pleasant flavours and quite enjoyable. Decent. rlgk (18844) - 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. Oakes (18828) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2000
Very English-tastin BW. Quite sweet, but good flavour development..........