yngwie (15611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The small, beige head sits patiently on top of a semi-clear, amber colored body. The aroma has dark dried fruits, caramel, some roasted hints and some boozy whisky hints. Hints of meatyness and quite evident hops too. In the flavor, I think the boozy alcohol is too evident, but it’s a quite nice one anyway. Dried fruits, caramel, some bitterness and hoppy flavors, and a touch of sugar too. Full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated. Overall, a nice one, although I’d like it with less alcohol, and maybe a bit less sweetness. 120330
laiti (7706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu, BBE 2020
Aroma has whiskey, vanilla and sweet malt. Flavour has whiskey, alcohol, some vanilla and sweet malt. Good, although the alcohol pushes too much through.
lusikka (7599) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 2020.
Pours a deep copper colour with a white head. Aroma of heavy caramel malts, grassy hops and some light whiskey notes. Flavour of strong caramel malts, grassy hops, whiskey notes, wood and some berries. Whiskey comes through quite much. Nice barley wine with loads of wood.
TBone (14611) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled (BB 2020, Pikkulintu)
Deep amber color, small white head. Vanilla-toffee, light hops and hints of leather and alcohol. Medium to full-bodied. Vanilla, oak, toffee and alcohol in the flavor. Yes, certainly some oak-based whisky here. Quite sweet and semi-alcoholic.
tiong (5229) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle @ Pikkulintu
Pours dark orange with a small white head. Aroma has notes of malts, hops and slight hints of whisky. Taste is quite malty with heavy notes of whisky. Hints of oak and vanilla. Alcohol burns through in the finish. Quite boozy barley wine.
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2011 18/10/2011 50cl bottle @ Klaas’ place (2011-564) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear deep ruby red beer, small off-white head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: some wood, alcohol, dried fruits, sweet peaches, sugary. MF: very little carbon, full body, thick cloying texture. Taste: sweet and sour start, lots of alcohol, sugary, very ripe fruits, cherries, strawberries, bit of chocolate, sweet, little bitter, wood like tannins. Aftertaste: caramel, sweet alcohol but very well hidden, some fruity hops.
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of hops, spices, flowers, malt, and a bit of alcohol. The flavor is very sweet with notes of caramel sauce, malt, hops, spices, and wood as well as hints of whiskey, leading to a dry, bitter finish, where the alcohol tickles the tongue.
stouby (4130) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Slight hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, dark fruits, woody), some alcohol and hops. Flavor heavy sweet, moderate bitter, ok balance. Body almost full, oily, quite flat, some warmth from the alcohol.
thewolf (11589) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Barley Wine, Cph.
Pours lovely, deep chestnut with a fine, creamy, dark off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, vinious, mild smoke, good whiskey notes. Low carbonation, dry and light oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, dry and light oily. Flavour is sweet, very vinious, malty, caramel, oak. Mild whiskey notes. Mild rubber notes. Sweet malts. Tastes like it’s been on Highland casks. Extremely balanced barley wine.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by faroeviking, thanks laddie! :)
Pours a hazy dark amber colour with a off white head.
Aroma is caramel malt, spices, oak, a little smoke and alcohol.
Flavour is oak, caramel, alcohol, malt and whiskey.