Theydon_Bois (19494) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2015 Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is ruddy orange, slight haze. Aroma is fresh fruity hops, very PNW. Flavor is quite sweet, but balanced against a very solid hop presence. Basically an IPA. Finish is wanting. Balance beer, but nothing special.
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Chestnut brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is rich fruit rinds, caramel, vanilla, fruit cake, straw.
Taste comprises toffee, vanilla, dark fruit rinds, malt loaf, brown sugars.
Medium + bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop chase.
Ok. stevoj (5038) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2015
On tap at PreFunk. Murky copper pour, small creamy beige head. Overall comes off as very malty, nice bitter hop finish compliments the overall brew. I saw a comment that said barleywine light., very appropriate. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Poured a lighter brown with a beige head Aroma was of caramel and dark fruits and booze. Flavor similar, nothing enticing here. Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2015
Don’t know what to make of this. Dark brown pour. A bit murky. Aromas of dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is sweet. Medi body. The_Osprey (7984) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Cask at GBBF. Very dark brown, red hue, small foamy off-white head. Aroma doesn’t have much going on. Just a bit biscuity. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is biscuity, musty yeast, dusty dry with some a metallic bitterness. Alright. Came across a bit stale and yeasty.
MrTipple (4966) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2015
Aroma: dusty straw, grain and cereal malts, some bread, some alcohol. Appearance: clear, dark brown, medium, frothy, beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: grassy, heavy floral hops, nice bitters coming up in the finish, medium body, sticky, soft carbonation. Overall: excellent Bitter, nicely complex. Pint at GBBF 2015, Kensington Olympia. thomat (3860) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
On tap @ GBBF 2015. Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Medium to full body with a long bitter / spicy finish. Scopey (14723) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015. It pours clear brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, musty, brown bread, leather, varnish, pine needles, spice, sulphur and fart. The taste is smooth, rich, woody, leather, caramel, piney varnish, spicy edge, old leather sofa, alcohol boost and toast with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Interesting and rich. mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Thanks paul. Aroma is low caramel. Tangy apple , sugary. Flavor is sugar, caramel, toffee. Red cranberry, palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Not great. neepsntatties (1988) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2015
On tap at Bailey’s Taproom. Colour...medium gold with a thick white head. Nose...malty and somewhat fruity with husky and grassy notes as well. Palate...hmmmm...seems higher in abv than that which is stated. In fact, this seems almost like a junior barley wine. However the flavour complexity is rather narrowly focused with creamed corn, malt powder and some boiled sweets.