brnandersen (1886) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from tap, CBF 2012. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Sweet aroma with malts, sweet, roasted caramel and spices. Taste is sweet. Full bodied with a oily texture. Finishes long lasting with a small hint of alcohol, some liquorice and herbal notes. Enjoyable BW.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle: Pours a slightly murky dark mahogany with a thin-lacing covering of light tan head. Has a sweet, lightly-oxidized caramel malty nose with some sherry character and citrus hoppy notes. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy dark caramel sweetness with some light fruity complexity and good hop bitterness before a drier bittersweet, slightly warming finish. An enjoyable American-style barley wine.
MotherBrother (693) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour dark, deep ruby red, with a small creamy off-white head.
Aroma of plums, dates, malts, caramel, toffee, portwine notes ans slight oaky notes. Slightly hoppy towards the end.
Taste is sweet, with a slight bitter finish, from both the hops and the wood.
Medium body, with a medium oily texture, and average carb.
Cirrhosis (1207) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby red brown with a thin skiff floating on top. Yum yum yum aroma. Medical cherry, spice, dark oak, sweet heavy plumb, vanilla, and mild hints of pennies. This aroma is exactly what I was craving tonight. So much CHERRY in the nose. Taste is good but not as massive as the aroma. Bitter wood, more medical cherry, earth, more stuff. Soft mouth feel with tingly carbonation. The 10.5% is noticeable but is balanced perfect with the body of the beer. The bitter is really coming to the front of the flavour now. This is exactly what I look for in a B-Wine, thick flavour, sweet with a bitter edge, cheery, and a oaky malt. Perfect for me it is but there are better out there. SPICE! This beer hit the spot.
Fungrim (52) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear coppery orange, with fairly large off-white head. Lovely. Massive malty notes in the nose, together with caramel and some fresh hops. Sweet and peppery with some roasted notes. Some alcohol. Lively soft carbonation. Long sweet and bitter finish.
Sammy (8614) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
run of the mill barleywine. sweet more than hoppy. Mahogany body with good lace. Boozy and malty aroma.
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Bière brune-rouge (orangée sous la lumière). Le nez est passablement simple avec une masse de sucre fondu, de caramel. En bouche tout se sucre se répand dans la bouche comme une masse. Il y a beaucoup d’alcool fruité, des houblons amers sont bien agressifs. Une bière à boire à petite gorgée.
dnstone (2139) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper/amber in color with a hint of off-white head. Raisin-sweet molassis aroma. Malty-honey sweet.
Denmark visit ’11 on tap at the Lord Nelson.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, Stockholm, Sweden. Malty sweet aroma with some grassy notes from the hops. Taste is bitter and rich, stays in the mouth long after the first sip, awesome. Texture is oily and smooth, feels thick. Great barley wine.
mcberko (6405) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, pours a murky dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (raisins, grapes, black currants), caramel and toffee, and candied sugar. Flavour is extremely well-balanced, with tons of dark fruits as aforementioned, caramel malts, toffee, decent hop character, some coffee, a bit vinous (red wine) and slight sweetness. This should be rated higher than it is. Excellent depth and design on this.