The_Osprey (8676) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2017 Erasmus_ro (3133) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours black. Aroma is dark fruits, vinous, dark chocolate, salty liquorice. Taste is sweet with dark fruits, quite vinous, some roast. Salty liquorice vodka (salmari) finish. Ethanol mixed with salty liquorice comes through strongly. Palate is oily.
July 2017 - Bottle share at LKS. Thanks Kenny! As 'Arbor Down Deeperer'. Dark brown, opaque, still, foamy light brown head. Aroma is very meaty, bovril, boozy, spicy and quite oxidised. Body is smooth with light carbonation. Taste is oxidised and spicy, sugary, meaty, some more bovril. Quite sweet, and pretty oxidised. Hasn't held up so well. (5-3-5-3-11=2.7) mR_fr0g (13190) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2017
Bottle shared at Leightons place, 31/07/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A warming alcohol, jammy fruits, cakey, custard, . Flavour is composed medium sweet, toffee, cakey malts, . Vanilla cake, dried fruit and coffee. Palate is sticky sweet, Jolly ranger, nice age on this one. Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, nose is berries, malty, toffee, caramel, meaty, taste is similar, really rich. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
Bottled (backlog). Deep ambery brown colour, close to black. Small off-white bubbly/foamy head. Aroma is spices, fruits, mild chocolate and some berries. Flavour is chocolate, spices, alcohol, some ripe fruits, berries and mild toasted notes. TaktikMTL (7921) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2013
Bouteille de 330 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Légère odeur d’alcool et de céréale grillée. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe d’alcool et de petits fruits. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement astringente. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5081)
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Smells like an energy drink mixed with honey and some extra sugar thrown into it. Loved this badboy and at 12% but tasting like a 6% beer this really is quite something. The smell is not consistent with the taste, wonderful Beersiveknown (5301) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle at home from trafalgar wines.MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Dark brown piney and simcoe orange chocolate. Sweet, full bodied, light carbonation, chocolate, cola, rich pinene, touch of orange pith. Could be fermented out further.
My Bottom Line:anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2013
Tar-like from aroma to finish, this Black Barley Wine manages to express a few polished flavors such as molasses, roasted cereals, black grapes and coniferous hops for a most heavy sipping experience.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam skirts the darkness.
-The flavor profile lacks complexity for such a huge brew.
-The bubbling is soft and the residual sugar level very high.
-Alcohol burns in the finish, alongside the roasted and coniferous hop bitterness.
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Dry malty spicy licorice and caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a dry malty spicy licorice and caramel finish. jfb (6574) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2013
(cask) pours black in colour with a creamy light beige head. aroma of blackberries and tar, slightly perfumed, with a hint of liquorice, raisins and alcohol. flavour is brown sugar, dark chocolate, raisins, oranges and toasted malts, slightly oxidized, with a light sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.