albinotron (36) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a very good purchase from brewery I’d never tried. It reminds me of a Belgian Dubbel in some ways, but it could just be the style. Most barleywines I’ve had in the past were over-hopped (Three Floyds’ being the one that stands out). Very thin head that dissipates to nothing. The aroma is sweet; raisin, plum. Light bitterness on the finish. Thick mouth-feel, a little syrupy, but not in a bad way. I get a lot of plum upon tasting. Alcohol is detectable, but not distracting.
klm (15) - SLOVENIA - DEC 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a surprise !: sharp, fruity fragrance, as well as the taste is slightly sweet, but it still feels very Hops note. The level of alcohol is very well hidden, in fact, is absent.
beergeek_007 (5) - stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: reddish copper color with a one finger big head that goes away fairly quickly
Aroma: caramel, fruity, malty,
Taste: sweet malty , hoppy, little bit boozy
Overall this is a really good barleywine
Sine90 (12) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, bitter, light body,
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Hazy red colour, creamy yellow head. Aroma is dominated of citrus, , fruits berries,. Flavor had a sweet malty, berry, spicy mouth feeling lots of fruiys , big boddy, long fruity finish. Complex Barlywine this one!
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var gott, lite spretigt kanske men gott. Smaken bar toner av päron, kåda och krydda. Kroppen var stabil men balansen satt inte helt på sin plats.
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bra balans i smaken, lite dovare i aromen. Lite torrare och inte så fruktig. Traditionell öl.
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 cl systembolaget. Fantastisk god öl som avnjöts tillsammans med ett lättare julbord dagen innan julafton.
Ctplt777 (189) - - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge sweetness, like absolute epic raisin, plum and figs. Huge malty syrupy sweetness. The color is what gets me, its a really beautiful dark red, mahogany. Taste is really nice. Big sweet dark fruits with a subtle hoppiness. For 8.8% you don’t really taste it, it’s well hidden but helps cut some of that maltiness down. I have only had a couple barley wines but this one is definitely the best of the ones I’ve had. I’m glad I tried it, it’s a very different style for me but around the holidays this is a great beer. Cheers
Senap (391) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En trevlig upplevelse så här kvällen före jul. Intensiv smak, en aning tallbarr som ger en viss fräschör.
simont1 (303) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 vintages, 2010 & 2014, very very different!
A – Very see through, extremely glowingly strong red colour, very faint disappearing head.
S – Caramel, nutty, browned butter, figs, apricot, huge aroma, kind of reminder to Tom Hardy’s.
T – Loads of caramel, with nutty burned noisette feel, very balanced, and not that sweet, lots of lighter fruits like dried apricot, peach and some fig.
M – Perfectly carbonated, and a bit more full than fresh.
O – 9/5/9/5/15 Total 4.3
A – Orange copper with a solid head.
S – A bit grapefruit, a bit caramel malt, bready, and quite nutty, loads of pale malt and light caramel.
T – Very easy going, nice malt backbone with some lighter caramel, hops are really quite present, floral grapefruit with some grassy bitterness.
M – A bit too carbonated and quite thin.
O – 7/4/7/3/14 Total 3.4
Age seems to do wonder with this one, was closer to a less hopped up Bigfoot fresh.