fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark golden in colour with a medium sized off-white head. Malty and sweet. The cascade hops dominate the alcohol laden nose. A roasted feel. A slight hoppyness. Notes of dark fruit.
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL bottle (2006). Pours slight hazy amber with an off-white to light brown head. Sweet and and dried fruity aroma, malty as well. Quite fruity, very sweet and hoppy flavour, very strong hoppy finish with a solid bitterness and warming alcohol. Notes of cane sugarish sweetness. Quite complex sweet malt heavy brew with a very strong floral/fruity hops bouquet. Very nice.
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
[Vintage 2001 sampled November 12, 2003] The aroma is sweet malty with notes of alcohol, and apples. A fantastic aroma. The color is dark amber and it has a beutiful though disappearing head. The flavor is slightly fruity and sweet malty in the beginning with good notes of slightly sour apples, bananas, and burnt caramel. In the middle a slight but undistingable alcohol runs over the tongue. It starts out gently but explodes in a cascade of flavor impressions in the end. A beer doesn't get much better than this. Great thanks to Garret Oliver for bringing this one to Denmark.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Vintage 2004 at 11% ABV. Vaguely hazy, amber golden with a creamy, yellowish head. Fat aroma of overripe fruit and alcohol. Very full body with a smooth mouthfeel, lots and lots of sweetish caramel and overripe fruit. Lightly oxidized because of age making this very mellow and soft on the palate, madeirasized and a bit low in carbonation. Also the hops have mellowed. This has aged gracefully without losing its potent alcohol. 150506
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Orange colour with a small fast disappearing head.
Sweet aroma with lots of sherry, plums, alcohol and with notes of hops.
Sweet flavour with hops, plums and alcohol.
Nice, but I prefer barley wines with less bitterness.
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber, big beigish foamy head, lacing. Very citric, fruitish aroma with flowery hints. Bitter citric flavour. The following few sips gives a very winelike alcoholic feeling. Not to drink fast.
omhper (19654) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (2005 vintage, 10.8%). Clear amber, brief head. Aroma of rum, fruit annd lightly citric hops. The bodh is rather slim for a beer this size. Grainy malt combines with alcohol and fruit. Hops dries it the finish and provided a lastign salty bitterness. Less hoppy than most American barley wines, instead more balanced.
anders37 (16909) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2005. Clear dark amber colour with a small tan head. Sweet malty slightly hoppy aroma, with some hints of alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with some dark fruits, raisins, caramel and toffee. Dry bitter aftertaste with some toffee hints.
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
3rd August 2008. Very sweet start, some hints of bubblegum. Saccahrine sweet malt leading to a dry dry finish. A touch of tobacco and a little alcohol warmth. Very drinkable.
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color. Good American Barley Wine, malty without being too sweet, and with a strong hopping, giving also some fruitness.