burren (3) - IRELAND - JUN 16, 2007 does not count
the most wonderful beer its definetly nicer than 1845 truly nourishing taste so so satisfying and the strength after 3 of these you start roaring like a lunatic and singing songs about lewd nuns and its very possible you would kill your mother for another bottle is maith liom golden pride Huuuuus (3) - - DEC 10, 2012 does not count
It had a perfectly rounded taste, little smokeyness, sweet, strong alcohol and yet very accessable. I drank it in cafe het centrum in horst as a temporary draft. craftLOVERbeer (32) - The City of Craft beer, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Clear deep amber. Biscuit smell with lot of caramel flavour. Toasty bread notes with hint of nuts. yuuuup sers99 (2) - USA - MAR 6, 2002 does not count
The absolute best beer that I have ever tasted. Not the most complex beer ever, but sometimes simple pleasures are spoiled by complexity. The taste is heavenly. Anyone lucky enough to sample this in England, will experience what I feel is the epitome of English Strong Ale. Paid a pound 75 at a Sainsbury's on vacation. mviljamaa (183) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Pours with a good dense, guinness-like, white foam. Color is very pretty clear, bright dark copper. Aroma has typical strong ale flavours such as a general maltiness and "mango chutney" like aroma. Additionally some port wine, honey, caramel and sweet malts. The aroma is very fine and "luxurious". Palate is pretty nice. There’s oiliness, but it’s not overwhelming, but balanced. Taste has sweet malt and surely it’s "strong ale". Additionally some (slightly burnt) caramel and cognac like aromas. It’s tasty and the 8.5% alc vol gives it a solid body that’s not weak. It’s one of the best ales I’ve had and this is actually an ale that I find pleasing (I usually don’t like ales that much).
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2004
Nice amber colour with good sized white head. Complex aroma; malty, hoppy, honey, dark fruits and more. What a fantastic beer. Malty but balanced well with the hops at the finish. Slightly sweet, brown sugar taste with some toffee as well. Wonderfully smooth, rounded and full bodied. One of the world’s best beers. Fantastic. LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2007
Marvellous, quite splendid! Full and tasty barley wine. Soft and sweet with a hint of bitterness. Much less harsh than a young Fullers Vintage. This is a very special British beer. Ay, most glorious! HV (4) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2009 does not count
Appearance: deep orange golden colour, fairly long lasting white foamy cap – beautiful.
Aroma: malty, with hints of orange and mild spices (nutmeg, coriander), some alcohol.
Taste: quite malty, but very refreshing (almost “light”) due to the strong orange flavour, and a mild sweetness.
Body: quite sparkly, with heavy malt body.
Aftertaste: recurring orange taste, some malt, lightly acidic.
Drinkability: it is a very drinkable beer, but you can definitely tell you’ve had a 8.5% beer after one glass CanCrusher (1104) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber colour, with small light brown head. Rich and intensive sweety aroma of orange, peach, ananas, caramel. Full bodied ale, lightly sweet at the start, but then turns into a bitter aftertaste. You can feel the taste of smoke and cask wood in the mouth. There is also a sign of alcohol in the background. Very nice balanced beer.