joergen (22871) - Frederiksberg, - APR 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, marzipan and cookies with notes of hops.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and marzipan with notes of hops.
Johnsense (943) - - MAY 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A huge beer. Dark pour, good sized head, lots of lace. Raisin, smoke, toffee in the aroma. Dried dark fruits, honey, pine, raisin, overripe plum, slight smoke. Big body. Another sipper, but i appreciate the subtlety behind this one after trying sucre in the same tasting.
ljthiessen (638) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Hazy golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is honey, caramel, a little boozy. Flavour is honey and caramel, a little bready, very smooth and nicely balanced.
kbudd19 (843) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2013. Apperance is golden yellow with light white head. Aroma is very hoppy, with lots of pine and sweet malty undertones. Taste is is bitter pine up front, followed by sweet malts, finshes with more sweetnees and some lingering bitterness, medium bodied, lots of carbonation. Very much an American barlerywine closer to a double IPA, reminds me of a toned down version of DFH 120, good stuff though.
brainwafer (33) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells of floral fruity hops with a burnt brown sugar maltyness, slight bitter nose..pours up amber in color relatively clear for an unfiltered brew..deffiently fruity sweet front to it with a carsmel malty boozy finish.. very nice would drink again
nimbleprop (5547) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle of the 2012 vintage pours a murky amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has a mix of orange, malt, candy sugar, some sour wood notes, a little absinthe in that way, some raisin, mild booze, some floral notes. Flavor follows, sweet, toffee, caramel, some booze, some mild tropical fruit, some candy, a little worm wood, some pine and orange, maybe a little soap, raisin, some melon. This vintage may be caught in a weird down period. The hop is gone, so is the booze. What’s left is some oily alcohol and candy sweetness. Lacks the leathery character of further aged barleywines. If you’re still holding a 2012 then I’d say hang on to it for at least two more years. If you’re holding the current version then drink it.
jsnicholas (339) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22oz $16): Pours clear ruby with small white head that fades. Smells like sweet dried fruit. Tastes very sweet. Then some warming and it finishes with a slightly metallic bitterness. Not a favorite, a little too sweet.
vadie (967) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 - Ambré très foncé, avec un tête moyen beige que laisse les belles dentelles. L’arôme du sucre brun, caramel, pain, raisin sec, et caramel au beurre. Le goût a tout les même caractéristiques, sauf pour le raisin sec, avec une finition doucement amer. C’est très difficile a détecter l’alcool. Il y a que un peu du chaleur dans la finition. Plein de corps, carbonatation moyenne avec les bulles douces.
Whids (60) - - SEP 27, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle, poured into a brandy snifter. Beautiful dark ruby with thick off white head that lingers. For such a high abv. the alcohol is hidden well. Hints of bread, caramel, molasses and malt. The beer is full bodied, with a slick, oily finish. Very complex and balanced barley wine. Really enjoyed it and having to look at it sit in the cellar was well worth the wait.
Homer321 (2538) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottleshare thanks to DexterCat. Bottle with much wax and hard to open. Pours a flat and murky reddish brown. Taste is lightly chewy with some toffee and caramel. A moderately chewy beer overall but seems to lack much more.
DrewFace (944) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark reddish color. Big caramel malt, toffee character, sweet, molasses . Much of the same in the flavor, very big sweet flavor, lots of boost...yumm.