Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, - APR 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Clear, light mahogany colored with a some what creamy like biege head. Aroma a bit sweet, caramel, ripe fruit and some banana hints. Taste sweet, caramel, syrup, brown sugar, a bit alcohol and with small hints of grapefruit. Some bitterness in the finish. A nice classic barley wine.
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 (1439) - 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 (290) - 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 (188) - - 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 (389) - 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 (294) - 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.
veceo (651) - CROATIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy ruby red color, big off white head. Aroma of strawberries, malts and bubblegum. Taste of red fruits, malts and yeast. ABV is high but its not evident in taste or aroma. It has medium to full body but it’s very smooth and very easy to drink. It’s fruity, refreshing and I could drink a ton of it. Awesome.
Gaultier (504) - SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Nedre Mölla 22/12-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Fruity, overripe fruity, hops, caramel. Taste: Dito + sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is fruity/overripe fruity with notes of caramel.
Roger60 (14) - - DEC 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Figs, raisins and some elusive fruit. And alcohol but not dominateing. Brilliant with figs and cheese.
tabletopjoe (15) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Recently picked up a bottle at the local shop. Impressed by how versatile this one is. Dangerously drinkable. Aroma is berries, caramel, sweet malts and more. Appearance brown reddish with a small head. Taste is dominated by heavy sweet tones. Raisins, caramel, honey, all balanced out by some nice bitter hops in the finish.