Bammers54 (99) - Camberely, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
from Keg, 2 days after the launch, loads of attack, the initial aroma, picking up the tequila and whiskey barrel aging, super smooth for such a high ABV, very drinkable and not cloying, this is a pretty near perfect example of barrel ageing and blending, excellent Coliniusmonk (1) - Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014 does not count
alex_leit (5200) - Minsk, BELARUS - OCT 19, 2016
Bottle. Lovely thick taste followed by an Check out Siren Maiden 2013 at @ratebeer http://ratebeer.com/b/254526/
hit of flavour that is almost sour followed by the warmth of alcohol from the 11% abv. The aftertaste is complex with the aging process clearly adding a whisky oak flavour. Less sweet than other barley wines which makes this behemoth of a drink much easier to quaff. Definitely something to look out for.
Bottle. Muddy brown, thin white foam. Aroma: barrels, vanilla, oak, old Crimean dessert wine, whisky, caramel, tequila, dried fruit, plum wine, a little bourbon. Taste: wine, vanilla, barrel, tequila and bourbon, plum wine, toffee, raisins, dried fruit, oak, bitter finish. Awesome. mR_fr0g (13673) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
Keg at CBC clerko Siren Maiden do. Hazed rich red chestnut brown with a steadfast cream coloured creamy head. Beautiful. Aroma is whiskey sherry, some dried fruits. Some hot alcohol and nuts. Flavour is dried fruits, raisin rum, oak and touch of caramel. Body is full and smooth low carabomation. Lingering warming and wood. So much depth and complexity. Really tasty. madmitch76 (25817) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
10th March 2014
Stuu666 (15076) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Keg. Deep amber - red beer, small but persistent cream coloured head. Palate is comparatively light and dry and little crisp. Light malt base, touch of toffee. It seems like a fairly neutral base barleywine here, which I am guessing was the intention because it allows the excellent barrelling and blending to shine. Touch of Tequila limey tang, nice red wine fruits and a touch of bitter wood. This is followed by light fruity whisky and a vague mellow pink grapefruit. Finishes smooth and light with the red wine coming back almost Port like. Lovely. So pissed off that Ryan is pissing off.
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2017 Bottle at Craig?s. Pours brown, sweet toffee and caramel, fruity, boozy, vinous.
Bottle at appellation. Pours deep orange amber, nose is citrus, caramel, oak, taste is sweet, fruity, wood. jackafholmes (1021) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. murky Maroon with not much head. Aroma is complex, natural prune and plum you always get with barley wine, but with woody okey flavours and some zesty spicy notes too. Taste is sweet and sour, with spicy bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite prickly and a medium body with oil. Really like this one. Gluepot (736) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle purchased at the Brew Dog Bottle Dog shop in London. A fine mixture of classic Euro Barley wine with some weightier and pretty unique elements. Lovely chestnut brown colour with a slash of orange, with a fluffy light tan head. The nose has a rich malt underlying dark berries, toffee and something a bit astringent and lightly medicinal. This is a full bodied BW. The nose elements carry through into the taste, supplemented by slightly sour cherries, touches of chocolate and coffee, banana, and a hint of both sourness and light bitterness. As you work your way through the bottle, the dark berries push their way forward more and more, and a slight alcohol warmth complete a very complex and enjoyable sipper. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours brown with a tan head. Nose is massive, prunes, raisins, fruit cake, Christmas cake, some sweet caramel coming through some spices, really good nose. The taste has all of the above but there is also some marzipan and oak on the finish. EdKing (2656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Keg at the Siren Tap Takeover at CBC Clerkenwell. Hazy chestnut brown with soft reddish edges and soft very creamy off white head. Nose is soft bourbon, light Armagnac, orange rind, slight orange liqueur, caramel, toasty malt. Taste is alcohol, bourbon, soft wood notes, orange citrous rind, citrous fruit, little bit of prune and raisin, caramel, toasty malt. Very soft and smooth and ultimately drinkable. I really like the softness. It’s not hard like American barley wines. Probably one of the best BWs I’ve had.