fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. 75cl [Thanks to ygtbsm94] @ Zythos Bier Festival 2008, Sint Niklaas, Belgium. Light unclear amber color with a small, virtually none appearance, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, cacao, dark fruiy, port, sherry, oak, vintage, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is creamy - syrupy, carbonation is soft - flat. Very very nice BW ... ;o)) (010308)
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle, blind #10, courtesy of thewolf. Pours dark brown, hazy, and with a small off-white head. Dense wineous, wooden and light cheesy aroma. Solid nutty note too. Solid dark caramelish, wineous and walnut wooden. Overripe fruit, light nutty and bitter finish - light acidic touch too.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An unclear amber beer with no head. The aroma is of alcohol, bourbon, and oranges. The flavor is very sweet with alcohol burning the throat and bourbon, that lingers on the tongue. This is not my beerstyle, and the regular Old Numbskull is not really me, but this was one good beer.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2006 (Bottle 75 cl) Hazy amber golden with a handsome, creamy head. Sweetish, vinous aromas. Extremely full-bodied, sweet with tons of malt and honeyish notes. Touches of wood surrounding a base of dried fruit - raisins for sure. Very, very complex and delicate. A grand beer indeed. 120805 and 061006
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2006 Bottle.
Cloudy orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, hops, grape fruits and bourbon.
Flavour of malts, caramel, hops, grape fruits and vanilla.
omhper (18326) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks to BierKönig for sharing. Nut brown, clear. Rich aroma of wood, vanilla and asparagus. Very sweet and full bodied with pleasant soft mouthfeel. Very bitter finish. An enormous beer with lots of bourbon character. The sweetness however overloads my senses and the expected sensations does not take place.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Blindtasting @ Thewolf. Cloudy dark amber with a small creamy bubbly head. Nose is sweet of toffee, caramel, dark fruits, oak and vanilla. Soft, smooth, vinous, prickling alcohol. Nice one but would have liked the malts to be chewier.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - MAR 7, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amber color; creamy head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, cookies, caramel, toffee, alcohol impression; Bourbon; the only flaw may be that it’s not persistent (only the Bourbon remains). Full maltiness, perfect; vanilla cookies, harmonious. Thanks Jeppe for sharing this incredible bottle.
cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 Bottle at home with Tom and Royce ... Big thanks to Ughsmash for this 2005 bottle 68/225 Brown ... typical barly wine nose with just that hint of spirit(bourboun) ... sweet toffee... loads of vanilla ... but again the Bourbon is showing a bit too much... and a wee bit too sickly for me... Oh dear us scots dont seem to have taken to this that well... Like tom im not sure the barrel ageing has helped so real interested to see how the non BA is... Its got a great initial falvour, but its not draging me back to lifting the glass. very odd.
madmitch76 (12141) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2012 3rd September 2008. Bottle 170/223 2005 release. The salty malt of the unbarreled survives. Carbonation is lower and in this barrel aged version the sweet vanilla comes through strong and with a touch of woody dryness. A different beast to it’s source beer!
31st August 2012
THE Barleywine tasting. 2007 bottle. Hazy red brown beer with a good tan head. Musty cheese on the nose with lots of malt! A light airy palate, semi dry. Nice dark toffee, not too sweet. Trace of bitterness. Trace of salt and a little bitter marmalade. Finishes semi dry and warm. Good stuff but preferred the 2005.