Travlr (12995) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 21, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blah blah blah blah blah lacing blah blah blah cloudy blah blah blah blah blah blah smoke blah blah blah ash blah blah blah nice.
SirLimpsalot (2315) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lite skum doft nästan lite veteöl aktig. Inget som minnar om en barley wine. Smaken är ganska rökig men annars tunn.
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andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber with a small ring of white foam. Fruity, slightly smokey and sharp aroma with notes of raisin, over ripe apples and yeasty banana. Flavor is sticky and sweet with a sharp distorted smokey and fruity flavor of dates, apples, banana and sweet caramell. Overall a bit thin and sticky, in need of a more generous malt profile and age..
gyllenbock (4951) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy light brown with a white head. Aroma and taste of smoke, malt, wood and ham. The finish was dry. Quite nice.
Nisse666 (4430) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Bottle at GBF 2012-09-07 Göteborg
New rating 3,3 - keep old: 3,2!
Bottle from SB cons 2012-06-08 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, coffey, chocolate, almonds
AP: hazy mahogny, high creme brown frothy steady head
F: smokey, caramel, sausages, nuttiness, white sugar, low carbonation, slisky, coffee, salty, medium bitterness, finish is dry, smokey, sausage and caramel
TheJestersBeer (2123) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a cloudy, medium mahogany, beige head.
Spicy, smokey aroma, very malty, caramel, fudge, cured bacon, marzipan, hazelnuts.
Semi-sweet, medium to full body, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Smokey, spicy taste, caramel, malt, fudge, hops, cloves. Quite complex, interesting.
FatPhil (9507) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375ml bottle - shared by Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!
Slightly smoked aroma, a touch of whisky even - was this aged in tallisker barrels? Smooth palate, but quite lively carbonation, moussey in the mouth.
Dry, again showing signs of being whisky-barrel aged, a touch of woodiness. Well attenuated, but smokiness is maybe a bit too dry. Resiny tarriness too much the driving force. Dusty finish too. Disappointing. More a smoked than a barley wine. Smells of Mirjukka’s cigarettes quite closely! Fairly pleasant bitter bite from the hops though. Smoother with a bit of the sediment in, some toffee.
madmitch76 (15840) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23rd September 2009
Cloudy brown beer. Crispy palate, a tad dry. Smoky malt is immediately evident, but not overpowering. Smoke is well integrated with the fruit and the malt and this the smoke is balanced nicely. Finishes dry and with more of the same. Very drinkable.
teorn88 (2461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Selezione Birra 2012, Rimini. Pours a light brown color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is lghly hoppy with dominant roasted and smoked notes. Bacon and lard in the nose. taste is sweet-ish with a nice smoke presence. Again, the smoke is not woody but meaty. Good carbonation and medium body. Overall, very nice and tasty.
JK (4586) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Purchased at Johnny’s Off License, near the Vatican, April, 2009. Shared at Skyview tasting, November 11, 2011, and I believe that photo is my bottle. I liked this more than the other guys, maybe because of memories of my travels. Anyway. Medium sweet with caramel and malt. Very low carbonation. There is also an earthy, light peat character I did not expect. Dry for a barley wine. 3 years old should not be too old for this kind of beer, and I think it held up well.