str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, - 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!
bjerkeaa (56) - NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small to non-existant head. Hazy dark/mid-brown colour. Sweet and full aroma of slightly burnt caramel. Very big-bodied, and VERY sweet at first taste. Lingering and bitter aftertaste. Moderate taste of alcohol.
ThirstyBird (763) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to 77ships! 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. Pours a deep cleat honey color with a loose tan head. Smell is caramel malt, fruit/dark fruit, vanilla, crisp hops. Taste is caramel, rich fruit and bright hops. Medium/full body with slick and tightly elegant carbonation.
Bygers (474) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,5l. Pours a deep brownish orange and is hazy with with a small beige head. Aroma of Raisins, dates, prunes, toffee, gluwein. Same for taste with brown sugar.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Martinus (2522) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of malts, hops, cherry, caramel, citrus and light chocolate notes. Sweet flavour, malts, cherry, berries, caramel, bitter hops. Quite bitter finish, hops, malts and liquorice. Nice.
(From 50cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Eugene!!)
Cool_Bond (902) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is really powerful. What a slap in the belly it felt like when you drank it. A lot of flavor and fragrance. With a good but also a strong aftertaste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: 5/XII/17 (2013-734) Thanks to 77ships for sharing the bottle!
Clear red brown beer, aery yellow to beige head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: caramel, sweet, malty, some chloride, sugary, some chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sugary sweet start, caramel, dried fruits, little citric, alcohol, bitter hoppy. Aftertaste: sweet and malty, lots of dried fruits, bitter hops, some mocha, caramel, alcohol.
77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Personal contribution. 50 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBSG II. BBF 5/12/2017. Murky brownish amber with mocha bubbles. Smell is very thick candy sugar and caramel malts, syrupy caramel apples, maple syrup, complimentary alcohol, sticky and sweet in a good way. Taste is very thick and sweet maple syrup and candy apples, candy sugar, slight leaves, bitter herbs in the back, warming,… Sticky body, lower carb. Very lovely barleywine.
Benzai (5753) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ RBBSG II. Opaque reddish color, small beige head. Smell malts, lightly sweet, some alcohol. Taste malts, lightly sweet, decent bitterness as well, alcohol, slightly caramel. Medium to full body, medium to full carbonation.
stouby (3428) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Clear red-amber with an off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, fruit), medium hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet, medium bitter, long lasting. Full body, to much alcohol (almost burning).
BRW (445) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with white lace. Mlat, vanilla and caramel aroma. Sweet, caramel and vanilla taste, also malt, with some hops, slightly astringent. Medium to full body.