tderoeck (3000) - 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 (26257) - 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 (3212) - 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 (9860) - 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.
mjs (3609) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep reddish brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, whisky, vanilla and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were whisky, malts, berries and sweetness. Aftertaste had whisky. In my opinion there was hardly anything left of the beer and the whisky had taken it over completely.
sayravai (4655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Very hazy golden with a small head. Sweetish-malty nose with vanilla and soft alcohol. Flavor is very sweet with tons of barley and alcohol warmth - but no burn. Quite full body, low carbonation, almost burning alcohol. Interesting in its own way, but probably too sweet for most. 8348
JorisPPattyn (7306) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Modest rim, gone in seconds, leaving a yellow line around a muddy amber-brown beer. Overwhelming nose of fruity hops and aged spirit, wood, cherries, madeira, Bourbon, eggnog. Sweet-hoppy, faint bitterish, and a little wry component. Very comples, layered flavours. Again lots of fruity notes, remindful of dried apricots, dried cherries or other sugar-laden fruit, orange peel. Lipsmacking bitterness, faintly spiced liquid X-mas pudding. Very viscous to oily, alcoholburn, warming as none. exploding tastes keep lingering as supernova rememnants. Wow. That’s some Barley Wine (capitals intentional).
BoBoChamp (4180) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet and heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
anders37 (12738) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty whisky aroma with hoppy hints and some hints of smoke. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of oak and whisky. Has a sweetish malty whisky finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.