Veer (362) - Landskrona, - NOV 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: wonderful, hops reminsicent of fresh grapes, grapefruit and green apple. Lovely, fruity malt, liquorice, roasted, sourish. Oh my, those are really lovely. A slight vanilla sweetness merges with the nice deep, fudgy malt. Alcohol and some faint esters. Raisins and brandylike tones. There’s something nutty alongside the alcoholic fumes. Hard to place, but the aftertaste suggests hazelnuts and/or macadamia. A musty tone reminsicent of lingonberries can be sensed.
Flavour: sweetness hits you, but in no way overwhelms, and is backed up by a grown up bitterness provided by acrid and refreshing hops. Slight tartness as of apple peel. Malt provides subtle tones of bitter cocoa and fine coffee beans. The aftertaste is long, extremely balanced and satisfying. This is perfectly balanced. Few beers are so beautifully designed (I come to think of Old Rasputin).
Appearance: A very deep orangey red body covered by a frothy, slightly sticky, yellowish thick foam. Looks invinting.
Palate: Thick, creamy, very full-bodied. Really thick and fluffy on the tongue, slightly hot on the palate. No lack of carbonation; very soft and natural feeling however. Very, very nice and thick.
Even the burps are highly enjoyable.
FunkyF (313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mörkt brunröd med vitt skum. Doft av kola och torkad frukt. Lite stickig alkohol med mycket torkad frukt i smaken.
Homer321 (2555) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to slovaksniper. Pours nearly flat with just a few bubbles. somewhat hazy deep reddish color. Nose is full of caramel malts and starting to turn to dried fruits. Taste is moderately sweet, but at the same time well balanced. Light grassy flavors, with some alcohol becoming obvious in the chest after a couple sips. Remains bitter in every sip, and starts to become a booze bomb after many more sips. overall, very nice, but could use some rounding out to become more palatable.
rdixon77 (1442) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Old rating. Pretty mahogany color. Rich, sweet barley wine with oak characteristics, caramel, and dark fruits. Slight hop bitterness. Full bodied.
maley1 (873) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper red pour with small off white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, hops and fruit. Taste of burnt caramel, hops, brown sugar, apricot, lychee and yeast. Full bodied, medium carbonation, creamy mouthfeel. A touch too sweet but delicious nonetheless.
Jannick13 (139) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. Pours dark brown with ruby translucency and small tan head. Aroma of roasted caramel and hops. Taste is similar; rich caramel, hoppy bitterness but also some cereal poking through. As the brew warms I can taste an almost doughy aspect. Really nice.
fatbarbu (41) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A louverture de la bouteille sa.sens le houblon resineu, lalcool et le metal.
Une belle biere nuageuse foncée rougeatre. Un tres beau col qui senfui et laisse une fine dentelle qui reste. Aspect assez liquoreux. Arome sucré de sucre dorge. Coulis de fraise. En bouche , lamertume du houblon et du malt est dominante. Cette chaleur dalcool se lrolonge longtemps.en finale et est portée par une effervescence assez elevée.Le corps est onctueux et tres plaisant au palais. Une amertume puissante transforme cette riche barleywine en quelquechose de bien original. Jai vraiment apprécié
Derek881 (1044) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly thick pour with light sediment from the bottle to a pint glass. The beer had a deep mahogany-brown color blend with a small foamy off-white head that had short retention and lighter cling and lacing. The aroma featured a blend of roasty caramel, sugar, and dark fruit tones mixed with some earthy and grainy hops with a bit of bourbon and some yeast. The taste had a deep powerful taste of sweet dark fruits and sugar, that quickly gave way to a super strong bitter character with a hefty presence of alcohol. It was a well-carbonated beer with a very filling, thick mouthfeel and quite dry. Seems to be a well brewed beer, but somewhat intense for my taste.
Brentv (468) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle. Pours dark with a small off-white head and a slight lacing. Aroma and taste of dark fruits. Taste is nicely sweet for a barleywine, rich and delicious. No obvious hops. Full and creamy mouithfeel.
gde (16) - FRANCE - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odeur orge, bois. Couleur brune clair mousse qui disparait. Amertume en bouche, l’alcool present. Tres long gout en bouche
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious. The barrel is definitely the star of the show here, but the base barelywine is strong enough to push its way through and play a role as well. Though it might be a touch light in the body, it is definitely creamy and smooth enough, with lots of character and complexity worth pondering. Thanks again peensteen. Highly recommended.