Meilby (4467) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ fonefan
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of barley, caramel, dried fruits and a little alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Dedollewaitor (12285) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ulfborg Easter Tasting, 2011. Pours unclear dark copper with a red hew and a small creamy off white head. Sweet malty nose. Toffee, nuts and alcohol. Sweet and sticky. Chewy malty. Caramel, fruit and a bit of alcohol. Sticky and oily. A sipper . .
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared by Papsoe. It pours a beautiful, clear, dark amber to copper body under a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is quite nice, a rich caramel maltyness, some beef stock and pine cones as well as a touch of alcohol. The flavor is quite sweet, with a nice bitterness, a hint of anise, a good dash of dried fruits and warming alcohol. Full-bodied and warming, finishing sweet, with a nice bitterness and dried fruits. A really nice barley wine, that’s for sure. 110416
Papsoe (25131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of TheCheeseMan. Pours amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Your typical US Barley Wine nose with hops and sweet caramel. Solid body, carbonation is a little low, sweet caramel, an oxidized note and a hoppy, minty finish. Not overly bitter. Quite a pleasant and balanced American Barley Wine. 170411
saxo (11215) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, alcohol, nuts, caramel and hops. Nice and warming.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz coutrtesy of tarheels, thanks for this want list goodie! pours a deep mahogony hued amber with a slow rising off white head from the obviously viscous body. the aroma and flavor are good, nice and earthy, sweet but has some spice to it upfront. nothing special or off the wall, just a solid brew. wouldn’t mind trying this with a couple years on it.
zizzybalubba (1152) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Pours dark amber with a quickly fading off-white head. The aroma is mostly grapefruit, pineapple, and brown sugar with faint notes of sandalwood and leather. To my knowledge this is not barrel-aged yet there is a noticeable amount of vanilla and wood upfront with underlying citrus hops, perhaps some peach and apricot, and a huge brown sugar and toffee malt finish. The end result is this is quite fantastic.
blipp (4782) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with an off white head. Sweet toffee malty aroma with floral hops. The flavor has toasty and sweet malts, and floral hoppy notes. Solid, and well balanced.
emacgee (3432) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks someone. Pours a clean copper amber with one finger of creamy sandstone head. Nose shows some oxidation, toasted sweet bread, vanilla, and a slightly leafy hop character. Rich malty flavor with lots of toasted grain and leafy hops, less complexity when compared against the nose. Full bodied with an appropriate carbonation and medium bitterness.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
No aroma. Crystal clear copper, thin yellow head, some lacing. Full bodied and bitter. Horehound dominates with plum skins in the end. Dried leaves are also present. Quite a rustic and robust barleywine. Very bitter, but enough sweetness to make it pleasant. Not really my cup of tea though. I love a good rustic brown ale, but I prefer barleywines and pale ales with more of a citrusy character.