AndySnow (8305) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2015
How: Bottle, 2012 vintage.Theydon_Bois (21480) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Where: RBESG 2015 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, spices, malt, port, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Port, malt, alcohol, sherry, plum, sugar.
Bottle split at the RBESG ’15 Grand Tasting, Taphouse CPH day 4, 23/08/15.
Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich barrel, port, fruit cake, light spice.
Taste comprises wooded notes, sherry, port, fruit cake, toffee, plummy, trace of oxidisation but not detracting from the overall Taste.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Good depth of flavour, well joined up, eminently sippable. Desverger (13711) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
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, Copenhagen - Orange pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, with some nice dark fruity notes, some port infused wooden notes, sweet finish. Very nice.
33 cl. bottle.,hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, dried fruit, aclohol, spice, caramel and yeast. joergen (29611) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Hazy orange colored with a small white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with oxidized notes.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.
dfearnley (2381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
Bottle to large taster - so happy to have found some of these
Sherry, oak, rum, toffee, pepper, orange peel. Clear, deep amber, with a tiny white head. Taste is toffee, rum, oak, orange peel, and pepper. Mouthfeel is silky and oily with a slight but sharp alcohol burn. IMO, this is good, but it sits behind the Calvados version. superspak (6216) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
275ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage bottling. Pours hazy deep ruby red color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, fig, apple, date, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, toffee, toast, leather, tobacco, red wine, oak, light vanilla, and oak/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of huge caramel, raisin, prune, fig, apple, date, brown sugar, molasses, brown bread, toffee, toast, leather, tobacco, red wine, oak, light vanilla, and oak/toasted earthiness. Slight spicy oak/herbal hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, molasses, dark fruit, brown sugar, brown bread, toffee, toast, leather, tobacco, red wine, oak, light vanilla, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/oak balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, fairly slick/syrupy, and slightly tannic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an awesome English barleywine. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity yeast, dark/bready malt, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering. rodenbach99 (4678) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
Petite bouteille, 2014. Une robe dorée foncée, avec mousse qui pétille. Un nez sucré, légèrement portesque. Une bouche de sucre d’orge intense, de cendrier, de caramel brulé, Cidre de pomme de glace, longue et majestueuse. Un bière difficile à décrire mais fort agréable. djd07 (16298) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
2011 bottle thanks to Paul. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is strong port and wood. Medium mouth, vanilla, strong port, wood, nice sweetness, very good. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottled in 2003 from my cellar.
Clear medium brown with little to no head.
Aromatic and sweet. dried fruits, molasses.
The flavor is sweet, not as complex as I have come to know J. W. Lees harvest Ale. Certainly not bad, but no Port, little depth of flavor for what I have come to expect from this brewer.