Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, - FEB 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy and almost opaque amber with a small and creamy off-white head. Very spicy, woody nose with a pleasant vanilla touch. Medium body only, very fruity, pleasant subtle and very spicy with a slightly tart edge. The alcohol is surprisingly well hidden. 040213
Ed_Sanfelice (3) - BRAZIL - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330 ml bottle. Unclear blonde.Very small head. Bourbon at nose and mouth. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice barley wine.
Jaksmart (437) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Glowing orange color with a light white head. Aroma has orange peel, coconut, a hint of vanilla, apricot jam, some but not a whole lot of booze, very hoppy. Taste is full bodied, sugary but it also has a fresh and dry hop finish. The alcohol is well hidden, and the balance seems fine. Not much carbonation and a slightly sticky palate.
UXO (407) - CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly clear pale to medium amber with one fingers of off-white head diminishing gradually to a tight cap, some particulate, heavy lacing. (3/5) Nose is oaky wood, red berries, caramel malt, vinous notes. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, spicy alcohol burn. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, warming finish. (4/5)
Whew! Got in under the wire on that 2022 best before date… Pretty decent barleywine, and in fact has picked up a lot of oaky, vinous character from the barrel ageing. Barleywines don’t tend to be my favourite styles, but this one is quite interesting and drinkable. (15/20)
kraddel (3616) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rather unclear blonde. Some flakes on the bottom, but not more than exceptable .
Good white head . Smell is sharp , grainy, bit bourbon but its very hidden .
Taste is sharp , full sweet grains, with oaky bourbon , also on the grainy, vanilla side . Very sweet in total , but just not over the top .
fruity, even . Nice one . Some hidden bitterness in the back .
john_henry (116) - - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber with this head that soon dissipates. Clear for a bottle conditioned beer.
Aroma is impressive, with heavy vanilla.
The taste is well balanced, a little sweet up front, with lingering slight bitterness at the back of the pallet on the finish. Vanilla as on the nose, with some chocolate, a little warmth from the alcahol.
Overall this is a very impressive beer. Very we’ll balanced and very drinkable. I won’t search it out again in a hurry, but next time I see it I’ll get some for the cellar.
BRW (1135) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark copper colour with off white head. Bourbon and wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, caramel taste, alcoholish, slightly acidic. Full body.
Vestergaard (452) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear, but yeasty orange with a small, fizzy head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of orange and a bit of coco nut. apricot jam, dry leather and hops. Taste is fairly fresh, bitter up front, gets sweeter, and ends of pretty dry. Bourbon is not very prominent, but only adds this coco nut and a tiny bit of vanilla. Fresh, fizzy carbonation, but with a fairly dense body. Slightly schizophrenic, but really nice and drinkable.
AbouAli (88) - Genève, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange à Orange foncé. Presque pas de mousse, pas de carbonation. Nez puissant de chêne. Goût fort de vanille corps sirupeux.
Lukasmh (221) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with very short lasting tiny with head, bit fizzy and some sediment. Aroma has fruity orange, sweet orange marmalade, malt, slight coco. Taste is kind of fresh. Sweet, malty caramel and at same time it got some some fresh fruityness. Slight coco and vanilla as it warms. Medium to full bodied and well hidden alcohol. Long medium bitter finish with some peel.
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robot tones, no head. Aroma of bourbon and Apple. Heavy on Apple and brandy. Low carb, medium body. Nice beer.