tmrmwel (663) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden, with a nice, full head. Very hoppy aroma with lots of pine and resin, almost drowning what little malt comes through. Flavour is very fruity, with a lot of hoppy bitterness, but here there’s in addition some lightly burned, caramel malt. This would be a very good APA or even IPA, but the hop domination of the malt has got to affect the rating of this as a BW.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
SMÖF 2011. Golden beer, small head. Vinous aroma, alcohol, some fruits, raisins, figs. Vinous flavor, some glue, alcohol, sweet fruits.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 vintage, sample @ SMÖF 2011. Pours clear dark amber with a small off white bubbly head leaving some lacing. Aroma is sweet, raisins, madeira, fidges, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is fruity, alcohol, raisins, bitter, fidges, madeira. Has lost some of the character I’m afraid. Finishes bitter, fruity and a bit sweet.
Dazz3 (1422) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2011. Pours hazy brown with a small white head. Smells and tastes nutty and abit cheese with a similar finish.
loulan (126) - SPAIN - MAY 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper orange color with reasonable lacing. Mild aroma of caramel and earth. Taste mostly caramel with a grittiness/earthy taste. Weak edge for a barley wine.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2011
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
750ml bottle poured into my Rodenbach tulip... Pours a light brown, with a golden hue. A decent white head leaves a finger cap, good lacing... The aroma is floral alcohol. A hint of malt. A very faint bw aroma, but very boring... The taste is equally bland and boring. Malt with a hint of alcohol and hops. Finish is very chemical. This is not very good and not worth trying.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Low carbonation, for the abv it doesn’t pack much alcoholic or flavorful punch.
after4ever (5728) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped. Thanks, Mark! Pours a murky medium brown with a loose tan head that dissipates quickly. Malty, toffeeish, somewhat butterscotchy nose. Sharp vodka twang as well. Sticky medium body, lots of malt, big candy bar presence with lots of caramel and toffee. Hot and dry finish. OK.
madmitch76 (12102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
19th March 2009
Slightly hazy amber beer. Soft and smooth with a brief visit of sweet malt before giving way to unsubtle alcohol. Doesn’t really taste like a barleywine to me. What I had was ok but I had no interest in finishing the bottle.
danielyabu (987) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - JAN 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
average creamy/frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick dark amber body. aroma: heavy malt, chocolate, raisin, cask wood, honey. if: light sweet heavi bitter. ff: moderate sweet harsh bitter; long duration. palate: medium full body, oily texture, lively carbonation chalky light alcoholic finish. gosto amadeirado, bem alcoólico, delicioso e pungente amargor de lúpulo, uma boa escolha pra ser o número 500, dulçor amadeirado e frutas secas lembrando de tripel, amargor IPA, complexa, não é só álcool sem sabor e sim com nuances , quando ganha temperatura fica menos alcoólica e mais frutada, diferentemente do que eu esperava140 skol