Psykling (13) - Copenhagen, - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Head and aroma promises strenght and warmth - and the taste sure delivers! Just one complaint: why such big glasses when served on tap? Almost too much. Taste is all strength, warming alcohol, with a bit of zinging burnt malt, butterscotch and port. Palate is almost acid-like in contact with tongue, and yet again concentrated around the alcohol. Overall, alcohol plays a central role in this brew, as in most Barley Wines - but I must say that this is the most enjoyable I’ve had in a long time, despite it’s rawness.
Homer321 (2498) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from someone. Pours light colored orange with a large white head. Rocky. Laces well. Taste is sugary sweet with a moderate bitterness. Light choco as it warms. A light alcohol.
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB, några år på lagring. Smak och doft av karamell, marsipan brunt socker, honung, citrus, torkad frukt. Lagom sötma, fin beska, välbalanserad. Mycket gott.
fugitive (1516) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Color hazy amber with small white head. Aroma malt, hoppy, yeast, alcohol. Taste sweet, bitter, yeast, hoppy.
ElDesmadre (2018) - Mikołów, POLAND - DEC 30, 2014
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle from Plovmand, thanks! Lots of red fruit, bordering on Haribo gumbears, very sweet, very caramelly, with a weird metallic note. It’s so sweet, it makes your teeth hide inside your gum, and your tongue roll together. The second problem I have with this beer is the overabundance of alcohol. This beer makes a raw impression, as if it wasn’t conditioned for the right amount of time. And this sweetness and this alcohol dampen all the flavour there is. Unfortunately, again.
AgentAle (947) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is yeast, dark fruit, candy sugar and lightly roasted malts. Taste is sweet malts a sweet plum, apple and candy sugar. A nice bitterness follows that is balanced nicely. Appearance is an amber/orange cloudy body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
Vignale (2379) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB som är två-tre år gammal. Svårt att veta exakt då BBD är domedagen! Relativt stiltypisk brittsk BW åtminstone efter tre år i källaren. Massor av maltsöta smaker av marsipan, honung, torkad frukt men en torrare lite citrusbesk avslutning avslöjar att humle fortfarande finns där. Väldigt bra balans. Rikigt gott
thornecb (4699) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Tan head with excellent retention recedes leaving no lacing. Sweet caramel and resin aromas. Thick with dark caramel and toffee upfront turning to deep resin in the lasting finish. Alcohol well hidden.
Svesse (6735) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, caramel, candy sugar, syrup, honey and dried apricots. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, dried fruit, apricots, papaya, treacle, honey and a fiery finish with a generous resinous bitterness. Almost full body, quite sweet. Possibly a touch too sweet, with a fair amount of alcohol shining through, but the chewy texture and generous bitterness holds it together well. Not exceptionally balanced, but a well made barley wine. Very nice.
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"deep fruits, caramel, plum. little hop presence. masks the abv quite well. low carbonation, and a bit thick, making it a decent sipper. i liked it, bit wasn’t blown away, though another friend thought it was the best of the night."
Cool_Bond (1848) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly fruity with berries on the nose. The taste is sweet, caramel, slightly fruity and light alcohol. Good bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Easy to drink and minimal carbonation which appeals to me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.