gbe75 (83) - 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 (28711) - 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 (62) - 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 (2531) - Nijmegen, 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 (1135) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - NOV 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 fantastic barley wine. Malty and hoppy aroma, some clove and hints of candy and cinnamon. Very bitter finish, and very hoppy. Another outstanding beer from these brewers.
more powerful aroma, can sence this is one extremely hoppy brew. Long bitter finish, heavy palate. Almost perfect barley wine.