TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 05/2014)
Deep amber color, small beige head. Strong ryeish, caramelly aroma. Full-bodied. Caramelly, licorice, raisins, portwine, loads of alcohol. Soft palate. Quite alcoholic. Needs lots of time.
mjs (4168) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 12.05.14, courtesy of Rune, thanks) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, alcohol, sweetness and plum soup. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were lot of malts malts, mildly alcohol, hops, raisin, vineousness and mildly bitterness. Too alcoholic and perhaps too young. I hope to have a chance to try an aged sample at some point.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick review; Unclear with a big foam. Sweet fruityness, raisins, plums. Rich mouthfeel, sweet and very fruity (not very dried). Present alcohol, almost to much, but it´s okey. Medium bitternes
banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 500ml bottle, Daglighallen, Trondheim. Served in cognac-glass. Smells of green apples. Decent+ barleywine. Nice warmth from the alcohol.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty with notes of caramel, dried fruits and spices. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter and gives a nice warmth from the alcohol. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
garza (566) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy and muddy brown orange colour with a small tan head. Strong aroma of dry fruits, caramel and some dugh. Heavy sweetness in the taste with the presence of raisins, dry apples and spicy notes. Lightly bitter, very heavy and round flavour. the alcohol is present maybe not so much in the palate but in your head. Full body, sticky, soft carbonation and a medium sweet and light bitter after taste. Worth the try.
bergstaden (969) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown with small white head - aroma of malt and hop - taste is malt, bittering hop and alcohol, in a nice way - good to sip on a realy cold winter night
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske 0,5 l fra bestillingsutvalget til Vinmonopolet. Mørk aprikosfarget. Litt uklar. Et høyt luftig skum som fester seg til glasset og varer lenge. Deilig søt fruktaroma. Plommer & svisker. Smaken er fyldig og sammensatt av frukt & bær. Etterhvert utvikler det seg en tung bitter ettersmak som skjuler alkoholen og blir litt i tørreste laget. Et utmerket øl til å markere at jeg er ajour med ratingene - og at dette er min rating 1915: Fødselsåret til min for lengst avdøde far.
RuneStumo (2039) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.10.2010, 0,5l Bottle. This is my beer rating number 700! Dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma is strong malty, its sweet, this beer really haa a rich body. This beer really has a lot of everything. Im not sure if Barley wine is my kind of beer, but I can tell that this is a tastefull quality beer. The sweetness is very vell balanced with the alcohol, this is a strong beer. But it is the malty sweetness that gives this beer its taste.
KM (300) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Medium brown muddy body. No head. Very heavy sweet malty aroma. Licorice, dried fruit, a little chocolate. Heavy, heavy sweet flavour. Much like the aroma, with a not pleasant bitter finish. A little too much of everything here. (Skarven, Tromsø, 27.03.2010)