Grumbo (3474) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2017 Britales (56) - Cape Charles, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big beer pours dark, light tan head1 doesn’t strike me as a Barleywine more like a Wee Heavy! Nice aroma, breadiness, plums and prune goin’ on, sweet lingering finish! Very nice surprise!!
Bottle. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. No tasting notes kept, just rating. k0mpsa (3028) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma has sweet caramel notes, some burnt sugar, some plum notes. Rich body has oak notes, burnt sugar, some caramel and hint of fruits. Dbcwi88 (20) - Loughton, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2017
Malty dried fruit smell and toffee, red berry taste. Smooth verging on creamy. Bit too thick and stouty for the style VamboladeTolly (2156) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/mahagon with sticky white head. Aroma; raw fish, caramel, paper, spirit. Taste: caramel, chestnut, wet paper, Medium body. Sweet finish. Marduk (8093) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2017
500ml bottle. Dark brown color. Small size, beige head, stays. Dirty, milky, woody, milky and sweet in aroma. Caramel, herbal, woody, sweetish in taste. Twiggy and herbal caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Drinkable brew.
FatPhil (16689) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 9, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2017 500ml bottle (Highlander, Tallinn)Grumpelmies (318) - GERMANY - JUN 5, 2017
Nice rich malty aroma, caramelly, but not too sugary. Deep red, nice persistent tight off-white head. Full smooth sweet palate. Good roast, good breadiness, caramelly and sweet, some fruity esters. Not saying 7+%, not surprising - a great malty body. Don’t care about brewery ownership - like the malty brew.
Bottle. Ruby/mahagony with a small but lasting head. Aroma is malty and boozy. Wood, vanilla and raisins. Taste is malty, fruity (red berries), spicy-alcoholic, caramel, bitter hops and a wee bit of salty liquorice. Finishes with an almost aggressive and long lasting dry hoppy bitterness. Sherry. Alcoholic warmth. Low carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice. zacgillbanks (5362) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2017
Bottle from Co-op, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. Dark copper coloured with a thick white head. It has a sweet, rich dried fruity flavour with plum, currants and slight tart red fruit on the smooth vanilla, almond and sherry-like finish. Good. coil (91) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 500ml bottle from Campus Central, Reading University. Ruby colour with large white head. Sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, vinous fruits. Piw (1194) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2017
500ml Flasche. Klar und golden mittelgroßer Schaumkrone. Würzig. Malzig. Ordentlicher Körper. Gut trinkbar.