teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 3, 2014 viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, lightly rotten, mushroom, cinnamon, sugar, flat stale beer note of powerful alcohol, lots of brown sugar and some tar. Nice but not really my type if beer.
LF First Born barley wine. Backlog rating. Tap at the brewery tap room, London. It pours a rich amber color with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, citrus, candy sugar, light alcohol warmth. Taste is sweet with candy sugar, citrus peel, molasses, dried fruits and piney hops. Finishes medium bitter with piney hop notes. Overall, decent barley wine Scopey (15281) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Keg at the brewery. London Bimble. It pours deep amber with a small beige head. The nose is brown sugar, raisin, sultana, candy and sweet orange peel. The taste is bitter-sweet, syrupy, earthy, earthy, raisin, sultana, candy, orange peel and wood with a sweetish finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Not much depth for the style, but drinkable enough. tommann (3858) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
Keg. Pours a hazy dark orange with a small head. Aroma is sticky raisins. Taste has orange squash and molasses. harrisoni (19024) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2014
On tap at the brewery during the London Bimble. Pours a hazy amber russet.Some sweet raisins on the aroma. Some alcohol syrupyness but it hid the 9% pretty well. Sweet fruits some hop on the finish. chimpgibbon (556) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Keg at the brewery tap. Lovely light barley wine. Fragrant and not too boozy. Perfumey very well balanced. Mineral, light toffee, dates. Lovely.
KnutAlbert (6760) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
Draft at the brewery tap room. Hazy brass. Bittersweet. Barley juice, syrup, an edge of alcohol. A bit medical, quite complex. Leighton (21879) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Draft at the brewery taproom. Pours cloudy amber with some floaties and a thick, tan cream head. The nose holds toasted wood, alcohol and dried fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor with some woody alcohol kick, dry earth, pine and leaves, dried berries, dry caramel. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Subtly warming to finish with spirited woodiness, dried fruit and sturdy, leafy bitterness. Not bad. Theydon_Bois (20215) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Keg at the Warburton Street tap room, 19/11/13.
Hazed dark amber with a moderate beige swirl, good lacing ensues.
Nose is nutty, caramel, boozey waft, brown sugars, good layer of hoppiness, light tropical notes, candied orange peel.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hoppy backnotes, booze coated tropical fruit medley, pine, bitter orange, candied sugars, red grapefruit.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, sweet closure.
Decent hopped up barley wine, very drinkable, alcohol well integrated. mR_fr0g (12923) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Keg at the brewery tap room. Hazed orange brown colour with a steadfast cream dense head. Aroma is caramel, bubble gum, some stressed out yeast esters. Flavour is quite sweet caramel, some headache hot alcohol. Some signs of stressed ferment. Slightly worth. Full bodied palate. Sweet finish.