fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2009
<i>Gravity dispense at Pig’s Ear Festival 2008, London</i>Travlr (25518) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Dark brown, almost black color. Sweet caramel aroma and sweet caramel flavor. There is also some nice hop and light yeast aroma, some chocolate flavor; smooth caramel brew, with a sweet caramel final, light fruitness, leaving a very pleasant trace of English hops. Very enjoyable.
Cask hand pull at GBBF. Dark and clear maroon. Aroma of caramel and subtle raspberry. Taste of spiced caramel. Nice. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
A Mes rate. Gravicask at Pigs Ear. Mahogany body with a thin white head. Plenty of pig farm in the aroma but in a good way. Some rich malt with a slight cheesy funk, faint fruity notes and some good balance from the hops. Similar flavour. Sweet raspberry jam and a perfect level of spice. Just a lick of bitter hoppage at the finish rounds it off nicely. Jolly good beer. harrisoni (18981) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2008
Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2008. Winner of the South East barley wine category. Black/dark ruby colour. OK dark fruit aroma. Oh dear, very alcoholic, doesn’t hide its strength at all. Drank this side by side with the Stumpys Drunken Dog and the Stumpys wins easily. Some choc. Shares a lot of characteristics with the Stumpys except the drinkability. Not exactly a barley wine, more of an English strong ale. Still its quite good. Dried fruit flavours, some hop sting. RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2009
Fin (10699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
Newark Winter Beer Festival, 2009. Blackish beer with a lightly roasted aroma. The flavour is bitter and richly malty. Overall a nice richly malty beer.
Cask, handpump at The Hop Pole, Aylesbury, Bucks, 21-12-09 Stood in the pub whilst it was blizzarding heavily outside, so only had chance to have small amount before I realised that not moving soon may see me stuck in Aylesbury for the evening. Pours brown a touch hazy with an off-white head. There is a good level of bitterness, some dark fruits, its not as sweet or as cloying as I was expecting and even the alcohol isn’t the harsh burner that I believed it was going to be. Nice stuff wish I could have had more time, not been driving and the snow not quite so hideous. A7 A4 F7 P4 Ov14 3.6 evergreen0199 (3441) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, fruity aroma. Tastes of dark fruit, sweet, malty, caramel. A rich tasting Christmas beer which I really enjoyed, rather strange to be drinking it at a summer beer festival. leaparsons (10655) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2009
Cask, Newark Winter Fest 09. Very dark brown with a beige foam. Aromas are earthy roast malts with dark chocolate. Some berries and raisins with evident alcohol. Flavours are sweet toffee and chocolate malts with raisins. Roast coffee with sweet caramel. Yeast and citrus notes. Decent. KnutAlbert (6758) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2009
Cask at Pig’s Ear 09.
Chewy grain, some sourness, dark fruit. Warming glow.
Easy to drink despite the alcohol. Nice one. joergen (28720) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011.
Clear dark brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, hops and dried fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.