jimhilt (2274) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose, flavor is dark fruit, caramel and some alcohol. Decent barleywine. Pricey at $9.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
tmrmwel (510) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours dark brown, with a creamy, finger thick slightly coloured head. Dark and sweet aroma with lots of ripe fruits, molasses, tobacco and port wine. Full body with soft carbonation. Sweet fruity flavour with burned malts as well as molasses and succades.
Pyrmir (1211) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @SWBF12, rated from old notes. Aroma with loads of sweet caramel and sweet fruits, also notes of spice and nuts. Taste is massive with toffee, caramel, nuts, fruits.
Palme (2252) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik. This is a deep ruby red one with a medium sized lasting light brown-ish top. Sweet sticky caramel and loads of sweet fruits on the nose. Cacti, toffee apples, glazed nuts and a soft spicy tone. It has a soft prickling carbonation level and a heavy thick full bodied mouthfeel. The taste is not bad either, and it’s not hard to tell that this is a proper barley wine. Loaded with sweet toffee and caramelly malts. Surprised how much nuts I find in this, cause the aftertaste is just the same as I get when I have with bad continence allowed myself a handful of nuts from board.. The alcohol is surprisingly well camouflaged, and it feels really lightdrinkable. Ends with traces of old ripe fruits, sweet blue plums and red apples. Wait, apple is a fruit, so nevermind that last bit. Is a plum a fruit? A berry? Hmm.. I should know this. Have I had to much of this? 08.02.2013
teddybeer (1484) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Thanks to fonefan]. Bottle. Light brown colour with an off-white head with an average lasting. Aroma is sweet, caramel and spicy. Flavor is malty, toasty, caramel, slightly dry fruits notes, bready. The final is sweet with a good alcoholic finish.
freeofthoughts (522) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper brown with a little beige head. The aroma is mild with a light grainy sweet must. The flavor is more full with an English old ale simplistic nature, a bit of a grainy bite with drying grainy bitter. Smooth overall, easy to drink with lower carbonation, lingering herbal earthy notes with a little touch of sweet dark fruits.
Joakgust (587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 50cl - Semi hazy beer with a large white head. Aroma is malty with notes of spices, caramel, dried fruit and som alcohol. Flavor is malty with notes of toffee, caramel, herbs, some vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Very warming beer and perfect for this time of year. Slight hints of mintyness indicate hopping with Northern Brewer.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very cloudy copper/orange colour and a solid dirty white head that lasts and leaves good lace up the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, sweet dried fruits, perfumy, toffee and overall quite fruity. Flavour is sweet fruits, sweet malts, mild bitterness, light toffee, slightly nutty and a warming alcohol character.
Reimer96 (590) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
P:ours a cloudy dark reddish amber with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, toffee, nuts, rich sweet malts and a hint of some fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts up front with some toffee, dried fruits, oak, slight nuts and a smooth alcohol warming on the finish. Overall a very pleasant barley wine.
Foffern (737) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Henrik, Bergen. Has a deep golden mahogny colour with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and rich and filled with oak, nuts and some roasted almonds. Again roasted malt at first then more dried fruit, wood, leather and some alcohol. The mouthfeel is slick and soft, and has a light bitterness. The aroma is a bit faint but the beer has a powerful flavour with some roastedness inbetween.