Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma seems to blend sweetness, spice and hops in a rather pleasant way.
Flavour of burned nougat, warming alcohol and hops. Everything manages to linger at some time or another through the aftertaste.
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy red color. Aroma is spicey with lots of bured malt. Taste is boring hops with some caramell and fruits. Some burnt malt in here aswell. To much alcohol in finish, Not near as good as expected.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Burgundy colored ale with a filmy, lasting white head. Aroma is the weak spot, but still shows some malt and hop character. Flavor has some depth to it and is very complex, with a nice balance between bold hop and malt notes. Caramel and toffee with spruce-like hops. Very nice mouth feel to this bad boy. Pretty nice barley wine with some nice short term cellar potential.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 34,1 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Label claims 9.8% ABV. Slightly hazy reddish brown with a dense off-white head. Spicy aroma with some burned malt. Quite full-bodied with very distinct burned malt, some spices and notes of cough syrup. A distinct, burned malt bitterness with quite some alcohol in the finish. Very unusual for a Barley Wine. 221108
mugabe (258) - SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown, medium head. Sweet aroma of bubblegum. Burnt flavour with some orange. Alcohol-stingy caramel finish. Good mouthfeel.
MiP (14563) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 9.8%. Sweet and fruity aroma along with some dark malts. Hazy dark brown colour, small tan head. The flavour starts off quite sweet with a lot of spices, sweet cookie notes.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Big and dense, lightly tanned fine-laced head. Slightly hazed, dark reddish brown body. Beautiful and rounded aroma of nutty malts, milk-chocolate, marzipan and ripe fruits. Rich malt flavor, medium sweet, along with a pure sweet fruitiness and a perfectly balanced earthy hopbitterness. Notes of mild spices, berries and caramel. Big-bodied. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Both powerful and harmonious. What a treat.
charlotte (4961) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought from Systembolaget in Malmø.Muddy dark brown colour with small beige head.Aroma of spices and dry fruits warming nice mouth feels and strong bitter flavor.Full body and nice dry finish.
finol (2649) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Amber to black with a dark tan head which leavs some lacing in the glass.
The aroma contains citrusy hopps and some malt. The taste is malty, some citrusy hopps and some spices.
The taste is very similar to an DIPA, more drinkable than most Barley Wines!
ekstedt (6170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
<i>Bottle (34 cl) from Systembolaget</i>. Hazy copper, creamy beige head. Malty and nutty, with notes of chocolate, and earthy hops. Medium bodied with soft mouthfeel. Quite dry and bitter.