brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a deep dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: A surprisingly hoppy nose to this one. Lots of floral, perfumey hops with a bit of citrus peel and pine. Great maltiness with tons of dark fruit undertones, specifically black cherries and raisins. Definitely some alcohol as well.
T: Just a bit of an alcohol bite to the beer, but it’s nicely masked by the sweet caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Dark fruits help to do this as well. Still a solid hop character with lots of floral notes and piney bitterness.
M: Just about full in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: A very well balanced barleywine that toes the line between hopped up American barleywine and sweeter old ale/English barleywine.
chrisv10 (12195) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 cl draft. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, alcohol and vinous.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours ruby with a 3 finger foamy beige/tan head. Aroma of pine twigs and brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is brown sugar, roasted caramel, and something resiny. Theres’ enough hop or something to mostly offset the typical barley wine sugar. There are unusual flavor aspects. Herby. And more herby. Damn good drink.
gunnfryd (12083) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. red - golden brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel. flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, caramel, spices, raisin. Powerful beer.
argo0 (11960) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. Cloudy copper body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, plum/raisin, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/toffee, raisin/plum, some cherry, grapefruit/earthy, light alcohol. Medium-full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.
Christian (11628) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Fruity and vineous aroma with some cherry. Strong licorice notes. A hint of mushroom. Dry and alcoholic flavour, slihgtly roast and with some licorice. Strong and warming alcohol.
All Djævlebryg is unusual and I give credit for that, but this one didn’t surprise me in a positive way.
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours a wonderful clear, dark amber with a fine, frothy yellowish head. Aroma is very fruity, lots of raisins, overripe plums, some dough, rye bread, caramel. Low to medium carbonation, foamy and a bit oily mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit too vinious (a bit too sharp, that is). Otherwise, flavours include the fruitiness from the aroma (subdued by the alcohol though). A good caramel sweet maltiness as well. A bit too much.
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks Ibrew2or3-bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, musty. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, musty, some fruit.
HenrikSoegaard (11278) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Frothy off-white excellent mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Powerfull malty and hoppy nice aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish, slightly alcoholic. Creamy palate. Nice beer.
Pinball (11100) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl. Best Before: judgement day (lol - label says so!).
my first barley wine..
flavor was mostly alcohol, but beneath the strong alc, i got a well compsed well balanced unidentified taste, sort of like cognac or wihskey, but less bitter and more like fruit juice. Interesting brew, my first of its kind, and although i don’t like aged beer, this one is good. sophisticated.