DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2007
Bottle at ronnies, bottle conditioned. This is a barley wine as there are no old ale characteristics at all, and it isnt old. Alround. ruity, spicey, sweet peppery malt, rich cake, really complex but incredibly drinkable. SilkTork (5926) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. From Bottles, London. BBE Oct 2003. Very dark brown. No carbonation left at all. Vintage beer aroma - slightly heady. Very smooth sweetness - not heavy, just a mellow yum. Fruits are there, plus a wandering bitterness that just adds a little interest. A very enjoyable ale, but not exactly top drawer. Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2003
Bottled. Mahogany/cheery coloured body, with a fine carbonation. Complex sweet fruits mask this strength of this beer to produce a very fine beer indeed. austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 16, 2003
I don't generally care for barleywines much and bought this by mistake, frankly. However, the sweetness of the malt and the existence of a light carbonation made me a believer in Redshank. Mahogany in color, this wonderful beer may rival even Old Horizontal for best barleywine.