VastActiv (1975) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.5l from Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are raisins, caramel, fruits and sweet malts.
fletchfighters (995) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caramel orange color, small off white head. Settles to a thin film.
nose is of Caramel, sweet fruits, bread, and sugar. Sticky and jam like nose.
Jam like strawberry, apricot, bread, caramel, and slight amounts of alcohol.
Sweet and slick in the mouth. sticky and sweet. Low carbonation. Quite a nice barley wine
snzcujo (282) - RUSSIA - NOV 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from the bottle bon 13/11/2012, bought @Vika vinmonopolet, Oslo
Aroma is quite intense, all sorts of classic barley-wine notes, but with such a pleasant, elegant nuances on top.
Taste is immensely overwhelming, very intense and complex.
Just the only slight downside is a hint of alcohol in the end.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
MrHangover (2065) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Palme. Pours a slight cloudy, amber colored beer with a small, off white head on it. Aroma is full of caramel, sweet malts, some molasses and very ripe apples. It gets way better as it warms up. Flavour gets from a lot of alcoholic sweetness at low temperature, to full, malty aromatic sweetness with a massively cloying thick mouthfeel to it when drank at room temperature. I did finish the 0,5 liter bottle by myself and it took me well over two hours. But it were two hours well spent.
rlgk (9011) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Hazy amber/copper beer with a small beige head. Malty aroma, bready, vinous, fruity, grainy notes. Malty bready flavor, vinous, spicy notes, some alcohol. A bit too much alcohol, and not totally interesting.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2012 Very complex beer! Aroma of alcohol, caramel, grass and raisins. Aftertaste is caramel, and some hops. Well balanced though. Quite easy to drink, dispite the high avb. Have had this cold and in room temperature, It’s a extreme different taste, way better when it’s room temperature. Never had a beer where the difference is that present.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I knew a guy named Thir once. He would have liked this one, I think. Clear amber color. Aroma of boozy caramel. Taste is like snorting pure caramel, and a bit of spice. East to get hammered drinking half a liter of this bad boy. Best shared.
madmitch76 (13004) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
28th March 2012
Bottle at Grunnerloka. Clear amber beer. Big head - very pale tan. Smooth dry palate. Sweet malt - quite an intense caramel. Some hop, well buried. Inevitably some alcohol aniseed and warmth but generally copes with it’s high abv. Some slightly burned toffee in the head. Drinkable big ol’ barleywine!
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bestillingsutvalget at Vinmonopolet. Pours a hazy amber color body in the glass with a thin off white head. Sweet and fruty smell of brown sugar, orange and port. Quite alcoholic on the nose. Delicious taste of brown sugar, clementines/orange, hops and creamy caramel. The alcohol is well integrated in the taste and the overall impression of this "barleywine" is very impressive indeed!
TheJestersBeer (1912) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber, slightly cloudy, beige head.
Fruity, complex aromas, dried fruits, marzipan, almonds, hazelnut, hops, apricots, malt, yeast.
Medium sweet, full bodied, high bitterness, balanced CO2.
Complex, rich taste, lots of dried fruits, almonds, walnuts, apricots, malt, caramel, yeast, hops.