kluczbork (502) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 10, 2016
Bottle. Very promising, sweet malty aroma. Golden, clear with low, white head. Tastes fantastic- intensive sweetness is balanced with medium bitterness. Thanks to that, this beer isn’t tiring. All in all, the best Barley Wine I’ve ever tried. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 29, 2012
Cask at the Bow bar. Clear amber with a handsome, lasting white head. Malty sweet nose. Massive flavour. Candy fruit sweetness with. An all encompassing alcohol driven warmth. Ever so light bitterness. A marzipan element to the flavour profile also. really good barley wine. Well done Orkney. dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2012
Cask at Bow Bar. Pale orangey amber, thin creamy white head. Rich fruitcake nose - marzipan, apricot, golden syrup, slightest hint of grassy, maybe mango hops. Sticky sweet, honey, hint of almond, slightly resinous hops, warming alcohol hum in a sweet but grassy finish. Very sweet, but very nice. A dessert wine of a beer. Sockamania (43) - - JUL 13, 2013
All of the toffee flavours, deep aroma, thin feel but hoppy, tastes very nice and a good winter beer kamwitsta (553) - POLAND - MAY 15, 2016
Aroma: fruits, raisins, a little wine, a little caramel, a little alcohol.
Appearance: brown; clear; head medium plus, fairly stable.
Taste: bittersweet, a bit sour.
Palate: body full; carbonation soft; mouth feel fairly spicy; finish sweet, spicy.
Overall: very nice; intense, fruity, alcoholic. For 8%, the alcohol’s not terribly well hidden, but it isn’t offensive, more a spice. Very good.
mr_h (5843) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2012
Cask by handpump at Cloisters, Edinburgh (11 Apr 12) - clear deep golden ale, good off-white head, good temperature, sweet malt aroma, slight hop overtones, clean malty, well balanced barley wine, smooth BenH (3436) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
Cask at bat. Amber woth little white head. Thick resinous aroma, molasses, caramel, little alcohol, sherry. Taste is very rich, sherry fruits, resinius, caramel. Flat and warm, oily. Very nice bit I might prefer from a bottle. allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Cask at The Scottish Real Ale Festival 2014. Pours clear orange amber, no head. Aromas of jam and marmalade, really jammy! Light spice there too. Taste is more of the same, light booze note. Slightly sticky, but I’ll put that down to the gravity pour, might be a bit zingier from hand-pump or bottle (please bottle this Highland!) Stuu666 (14596) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours copper amber, taste is sweet, fruit, caramel, honey, nose is burnt toffee, fruity. gowdy (1115) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 23, 2016
Half pint at The Paisley Beer Festival. Very dark. No head. Hint of mint. Smell of licorice too.