espenra (987) - Kurland, NORWAY - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Grünerløkka Brygghus. It poured an amber orange colour with a medium big white head. Aroma is peat, some smoke and malts. The flavour is sweet and malty with notes of caramel as well. A classic english barleywine, but after a short while the peat and smoke appears. There’s also some notes of alcohol, but it’s suprisingly well hidden.
Beer5000 (5816) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle purchased at La Cerveteca, Barcelona. Practical clear amber body with a big, lasting, creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of peated malt, brown sugar, tobacco, caramel and whisky. Strong flavor of peat, sweet caramel malt, dry fruit, burnt sugar, bitterhops, citric fruit and warming alcohol and whisky. Strong body with a long and warming aftertaste. Quite unusually beer, a bit rough at the edges but rather enjoyable at the end.
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. A clear amber colour with a beige head.Good lacing. An aroma of roasted malt, caramel and whisky. The taste is really sweet and a little bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.
charlotte (5156) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Hazy brownish colour with no head.Aroma of wood,toffee caramel and whisky.Flavor of rosted malt,prune nice warming mouthfeels and good full body and sweet finish.
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear brown, smooth offwhite head. woody , peaty caramelly and old hoppy aroma, for a barley wine, this is a little woody and smoked on top of the usual aroma. the laphoraig whisky malts can be sensed. in the flavor, lots of booze in the aroma, but not stingy. flavor is peat whiskey, mals, warming alc. it does taste like a bw that has been thrown into a laphoriagh barrel. In fact i like it a lot, but then, i’m a bit of a peat smoked whisky fan to begin with.
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It’s really hard to say anything other about this beer than the fact that its drowned in smoke. Some vegtable notes. A little sweet. But why hide away all things beery with whisky influences?
finol (2974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours red brown with a tan head.
Aroma of whiskey and chlorine. Too heavy on the whiskey so the beer was rather hidden behind smoak and oak, some sweetness revealed that it wasn’t a stout in the bottle.
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber, with a fairly tall and dense blond head. Smokey malt aroma. Roasted malt and caramel, slight smoked flavor. Alcohol kick. Very nice beer.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle @Bishops Arms, København. Near-clear brownish amber, with a fairly tall and dense blond head. A light solventy alcohol smell up front, followed by a sweetish whiff of smokey, light peaty malts. Big and sweet malt body. Burnt caramel, campfire, pepper and some fruity bitterness in the flavor. Juicy texture. Alcohol warmth througout. Feels a bit rough around the edges. Will proably improve with cellaring.
JohnRMurdoch (4262) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall, London. Strong slightly sickly sweet malt aroma. Dark reddish brown colour with a reasonable head. Big toasted barley malt flavour with a smokey barbecue aftertaste. Pleasant surprise as I did not expect to like this one.