bhensonb (14170) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours nearly opaque amber with a creamy beige head. Aromas of strongly roasted malt and treacle. Full bodied. Flavor is brown sugar and treacle. Sort of strong toffee. Finishes on the sweet side. Heat is not even to be noticed. It drinks like a much weaker ale. Tasty. Deadly.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured an amber/red colour with aroma of fruits and spices. Taste was similar to the smell. Not really the best barley wine I’ve had. Preferred their Jule IPA.
Ratman197 (13420) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of carmel, plum, raisin and brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, fruittiness and light brown sugar with a smooth warming toffee finish.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a off white head. Aroma is of dark fruits like figs, raisins and dates, caramel, sweet brown sugar notes and spice notes. Flavor follows the nose with lots of dark fruits again raisins, fig, and dates, along with caramel, brown sugar, light spice and dark berry notes. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a solid Barley Wine, but fairly disappointing compared to most of Beer Here’s brews.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark and murky brown with a minimal white head. Nose is Biscuity malts and caramel with some vanilla and banana. Taste is hop bitterness in the very front which gives way to malty sweetness and transitions back to a bitter finish. Mouthfeel is astringent and oily with heavy body. This gets better as it warms so my advice would be to let it sit for while before indulging if you have kept it cool.
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. This bottle says "Yule Ale" but the picture is the same. Dark brown and hazy. A nice beige head is two fingers and lasts well. Malt and grain with fruit in the aroma. Malty fruit are also prominent flavor themes. Yeast and dark sugar. Hops are tasted but they are light. Bitterness is moderate. Alcohol is not over done but grows. It also adds warming on this Christmas Eve.
Camons (10448) - Hasselager, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Fairbar. Pours hazy dark golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, sweet fruit, berries, sugar, vanilla. Taste is malt, caramel, vanilla, wood, spices, sweet fruit, some quite bitter hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, some alcohol in the finish. 031111
Habanero (4118) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Fairbar, Aarhus. Dark amber body with a little off-white head. Nose of caramel,nuts, orange and spicy notes. Medium sweet flavor with caramel, malt, fruit and spices Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up slightly bitter with some alcohol too. A nice winter warmer.
Rasmus40 (17806) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 031111
larsniclas (6725) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Lord Nelson
Buttery toffee in the aroma.
Sweet fruits and toffee in the flabour. A bit too alcoholic.