Tinco (586) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought at systembolaget late 2011. Beautiful deep clear deep red liquid with a nice compact big off white head. Aroma is spreading in the room. Aroma is of sweet fruits, raisins, lots of caramel and toffee, dates, dark fruits, sugars, bready. Smells amazing! Taste: a nice sweet flavor in there with caramel, milk chocolate and fruits. Perfect level of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but still detectable. Really nice flavour. Positively surprised by this one! I think some years in my cellar did this beer good :)
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep hazy ruby with a tight egg shell white head. Aroma is sweet barley, caramel, toffee, floral leather and molasses. Taste is sweet balanced caramel and spicy hops, very grainy. Body is silky smooth, medium/heavy, no abv apparent, long barley grain finish. Overall, pretty good but not as much as I expected.
doublebock (527) - California, USA - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange brown color with nary of layer of foam. Sweet malty caramel candy and apple aroma. Nice chewy maltiness layered with dark fruits and molasses. Picking up some nice brandy flavors. Finishes with a crisp hoppy bite that sits on the tongue for a while.
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Foam is great in this barley. Normally, the alcohol frother strong barley not as much and not as long as it is the case with this. I see it, however, as a positive sign, since the foam helps keep the fragrance and flavors awaits.
The aroma is vinous, very caramel and a little hop. The taste is very composed of fruit, as it is very hard to put on fruit names. In addition, it has a clear taste of caramel malt and hop bitterness that is surprisingly rich in relation to the beer-type. It has a sweetness that is a little reminiscent candy, but its great taste adds the natural acidity facing a perfect balance to its many other flavors. It has a large thermal alcoholic flavor, but because of the high hop bitterness will never penetrating the alcohol. It is certainly one barley that will be very different after long term storage, but even as a young barley it has a great character quality. It’s damn nice ...
Sask89 (498) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber colour, cloudy, with a small tan head. Aroma is full of caramel malt and some slight floral hop scents. Taste is quite sweet with a nice bitterness to it as well. Full bodied, smooth and creamy mouth feel and livelier carbonation. Overall a solid barley wine.
zeke626 (447) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a cloudy, red-amber body with a frothy, yellowish brown head. Aroma of sweet malts, bread, sugars, and prune. Taste is the same but with more dark fruit character. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Bitter hop finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste and alcohol burn.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours slightly hazy mahogony with big off white head. Aroma is malty with caramel. Taste is caramel, little bit hoppy, sweet. Nice bitterness. Not mindblowning but still enjoyable.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautyful dark amber with a smalle creamy head. Aroma of raisins and prunes and it has som viniousity to it. Flavour is again raisins and prunes with a nice viniousity and a dryness in the end. It is very creamy and has a nice palate.
soyorganic (297) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very quality beer. Rich aroma of plum, dark fruit, bubblegum-esque. Taste like the aroma, sweet caramel dark fruit -- English barley wine-esque. But unlike most English barley wines this one has some dark malt/hop backbone that provides a bit of bitterness to round the taste. I really like this beer.
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice looking red-brown beer with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty malt, with some sweetness and nutiness. The flavor is sweet caramel malts, molasses, and dried fruit. Deliciously syrupy mouthfeel. Decent, but not the best BW i’ve had.