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!
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle, pours a cloudy orange amber with a small beige head. Nose is decadent, bringing out treacle toffee, caramel malts, and stone fruits. Flavour is quite sweet, but not quite cloying, with intense treacle toffee, candied sugar, stone fruits and alcohol. Very sweet but with lots of character. Alcoholic but not too boozy. A little sweet for me but this is well-made and an enjoyable slow sipper.
circinus (242) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl from Barleywine, CPH. Red/brown with a yellowish head. Fudge, orange marmelade, balanced sweetness and bitterness. Full body, low carbonation, very pleasant finish.
Franzen (386) - SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Caramelly chocolate aroma, bit weak in aroma but might be too cold. Some alcoholic notes in aroma as well. Taste starts with lots of milk chocolate finish has some of the chocolate with some balancing bitterness although a bit to bitter. Nice palate and appearance but too hoppy and not as complex as a barley wine should be.
GlasgowTAD (475) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle received from a Norwegian trade with a redditor. Pours a deep waxed-teak decking mahogany red with a dense light-brown head which lingers around for a few minutes before receding to a frothy layer. Aromas are incredible - mango, peach, slight apple, toffee and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, malt sweetness and slight sweet red apple. Full bodied with a rich mouthfeel.
Florya (764) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Amber, small head Aroma: dark fruits, syrup, raisins, herbs Palate: medium body, low carbonation, sweet aftertaste
nimbleprop (5787) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle via Winter Secret Santa 2014. Pours a translucent, mahogany amber with a thin ring of white head. Nose is so spot on, candy, malt, chestnut honey, brandy, sherry, toffee, orange, spruce, juniper. Flavor follows right along, honey comb, toffee, orange, spruce, marzipan, candy, mild booze, some grappa. Finishes with some sweetness and some booziness but super smooth and SCARY easy to drink, even at 13%.
CH-303 (1613) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark redish brown, clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Vinous, dark fruit.
Taste: Vinous, oily, lots of fruit. Slight alcohol, power. Pretty good.
Bought: Vinmonopolet (Norway), 500 ml, NOK 130.90
pentaz (1255) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a diminishing tan head. Aroma is raisins, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, booze, herbs and ripe fruit. Taste is moderate+ bitter and near moderate sweet. Full body and sticky. Finishes with a firm bitterness and burn. I’d prefer less bitterness.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of soy and barley wine. The taste is dominated by alcohol, with hints of soy, brussels sprouts and some liquorice. Vinous mouth feel, sticky like red wine. The aftertaste is very alcohol-intensive with a sour hint of soy. Beer for big boys and alcoholics.
aenima (303) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of honey and caramel. The taste is dominated by honey. Hints of caramel and toffee in the background. Nothing special.