SaintMatty (5811) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle (Thanks Haukur) - Copper with a slight haze and a small head. Dried fruit, apricot and a hint of leather in the aroma. Fruity and moderately sweet taste with notes of peach, apricot, raisins, caramel and leather.
DuffMan (7622) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, via trade from haukur--thanks!-- and shared with Ferris. Hazy auburn body, small particulate suspension, average golden head. Pleasant floral hop and toffee aroma, Full-bodied, sweet toffee with fruity/floral accents, candied orange, a lovely British style BW that exceeded my expectations.
Ferris (7022) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Plum, caramel, and raisin with a touch of sweet booze. Cloudy particulates, brown copper with a decent beige head. Dusty cardboard, raisin and sweet caramel with a light bitterness in the finish.
bjakk (459) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - DEC 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated one year old. Golden clouty. Nice yellow head. Raisins, alcohol in the aroma. Thick flowery raisins. Strong sweet alcohol. Nice beer.
gbe75 (100) - ICELAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 A Christmas beer from Borg Brewery. The beer has nothing to do with Christmas except from the name (only for Icelanders to understand). A very nice traditional barley wine beer though.
yespr (34401) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small off white head. Sweet caramelish and light hoppy fruity nose. Bitter, mild fruity and sweet caramelish to toasted malty. Bitter and dense caramelish finish.
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber red color with a firm offwhite head that lasts long, leaving nice lacing. Aroma is hops, sweet malt and some alcohol. Taste is malty, hoppy some alcahol, sweet with bitter finish. I like it a lot. Maybe the alcohol is a little too noticable, Think i would have liked to see it either more hoppy or more malty, Think ageing will do this brew good.
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear red amber colour, firm white head. Sweet malty aroma, pronounced hops (green bullit?), citrus, resin, candy and marmalade. Quite spicy and fresh. Sweet malty flavour, alcohol, light bitter. Full body. Long, sweet malty finish, light hops.
(33cL bottle shared with friends. From trade with haukur. Thanks!!)
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2014 fantastic barley wine. Malty and hoppy aroma, some clove and hints of candy and cinnamon. Very bitter finish, and very hoppy. outstanding beer from these brewers.