argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2011
75cl bottle. Large beige head that mostly dissipates atop cloudy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum/raisin, some brown sugar, vinous, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin/plum, molasses, vinous, light herbal. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation. hopdog (13315) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
On tap at NW. Poured a deep amber color with a thin sized off white head. dark fruits, caramel, with some lighter fruitiness and toffee. Overall alcohol well hidden. alobar (3996) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at North Wales. Pours a clear brown color with no head. Sweet malt aroma of raisin, plum, and caramel. Dark fruit flavor with caramel and a touch of alcohol as the beer warms. anders37 (27907) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel finish. FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Pours a cloudy brown, with a very small ring of bubbles around the edge. Dark fruity nose, raisins, plums, with noticeable alcohol.
Very sweet aroma. Taste follows this - really quite sweet. There’s caramel there, and similar dark fruits, but not as strongly as in the nose. Full bodied, small but pleasant carbonation, alcohol on the finish. A lingering sweetness too. Really quite nice.
dantheman278 (1365) - SCOTLAND - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s. Very cloudy copper/amber colour with a small head. Raisins, plum, booze on the nose. Thick, sweet palate with a long, sweet, warm finish. Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
In bottle at Craig’s. A red-orange colour with a lacy beige head. Aroma of toffee, alcohol, caramel and candy sugar. Tastes fruity with a grainy barley character. Flavours of orange peel and chewy caramel. Foamy mouthfeel with some CO2 prickle. A great barley wine. BenH (3424) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2011
Aroma is caramel toffee with slight fruitiness. Taste is fairly sweet with slight leather. Fairly high carbonation Bullit (4845) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2011
Bottled, tasting at cgarvieuk. Ruby red coloured, tan head. Aroma is caramel malts, grainy, a bit chewy, candy sugar. Flavour is caramel malts, candy sugar, fruits. Sticky and sugary finish. cgarvieuk (26621) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2011
bottle at home ... copper ... bubbly tan head ... chewy malty soft fruit nose ... sweet toffee fruits ... little ovaltine ... soft malts ... juicy and mellow