stouby (3822) - Holbæk, - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Almost clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted), medium hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter. Medium+ body, quite alcoholic.
yngwie (14146) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It pours an unclear amber body under a small, off-white to light beige head. The aroma is toffee-ish, almost butterscotchy, with wood, vanilla, roasted notes and dark sugar. It’s semi-sweet and warming on the palate, with a soft and low level of carbonation. Nougat, caramel, wood, dark sugar and some chocolate in the flavor. Sweet, caramel finish with wood and some booze. Chocolate notes, and some nougat. A decent one, but a bit messy and warming. 140927
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of mint, malt, yeast and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some red apples, yeast and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.
Holmen1 (2784) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaske delt med dårlige venner på Sigmunds hytte, april-14: ufrisk malt- og maltsødme i aromaen. Heldigvis smaker den bedre, men dette var ikke noe jeg vil kjøpe igjen.
Holmen2 (1226) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby. Not much head. Alcohol (and not only ethanol) in aroma. Taste is better, Dark caramel and so on. Nuts.
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours almost clear dark amber with a small white head. Aroma of alcohols, fruity hops. Taste is fruity and hoppy, dominated by the alcohols, not my cupper.
Sigmund (5317) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Cognac colour. Barleywine-like boozy aroma of molasses, oak and alcohol. Oaky flavour, fortunately not quite as sweet as I feared, decent hops.
BeerViking (2689) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from BarleyWine, pours a deep chestnut red-brown with almost no head. Nose is pear drops, toffee and something whiskyish. Palate is rich and winey, fruity, bitter with peppery notes, and a big drying alcohol bite. Dry and sharply bitter finish, with touches of honey and a woody barrel note.
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Sweet aroma of prunes, raisins, pepper, cocoa and meat broth. Sweet raisiny an pruney taste with chocolate-caramel and meat broth. Very heavy, even 10 cl seems a lot.
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33l bottle from Barley Wine. This is a heavy cloudy deep dark almost glowing plum-red one with a nice heavy lacing medium sized beige top. It smells really nice this. Lovely sweet, lots and lots of caramel here. Like the one I make myself really, and it’s well hopped indeed. It’s fruity also on the nose this. Lots of honey melon and silver birch juices. A nice aroma. The first thing to notice when tasting it is the alcohol. It’s really present here. As is the fruity yeasty tones. It’s really full-bodied, has a thick oily mouthfeel and it’s comfortably carbonated. Lots of sweetness in the taste also, but it’s really well balanced with tons of bittering hops. Caramel, fudge, nuts and lots of fruits. Ripe fruits. I’m enjoying this more and more. A bit to boozy perhaps, but a nice sipper. 09.05.2013