yngwie (15759) - 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
saxo (15410) - 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.
Leighton (15331) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting, London. Pours clear ruby with a filmy, white head. Old hops in the aroma, with notes of caramel and straight sugar. Very sweet flavor rife with toffee, fruits, malt, caramel. Awesomeish. Full bodied with average carbonation. Mildly warming finish with moderate bitterness, sweet brown sugar and caramel. Very, very good beer.
Dedollewaitor (14917) - 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 . .
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in train in Belgium - going from ZBF to DHVL. Clear amber brown - white head. Barley, lots of barley, citrus, high sweetness, ryebread, toasted, berries, karklud, wet dog, citric, grassy, sharpness, nice hoppy aroma. Too sweeet, too simple.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Christine and Daves, big thanks to DLJ, 29/11/13.
Lightly hazed dark amber/chestnut brown with a moderate off white covering.
Nose is earthy, dark toffee, dark fruits, sugars, hop presence, bitter tropical notes.
Taste comprises caramelised sugars, piney tang, tropical fruit medley, bitter orange, red gragpefruit, sugars, light booze.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet closure with lightly warming booze.
Respectable Barley Wine - alcohol well integrated.
chrisv10 (13468) - DENMARK - APR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2011 Bottle @ FOneFan, Rating #2000. Hazy amber with small tan head. FLavour is malt, caramel, fruit, dark, fruit, hops, bitter and citrus.
gunnfryd (13344) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, malt, hop, caramel, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, malt, hop, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits. Full bodied nice beer.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Pours coppery with a small beige head. Aroma seems citrus. Full bodied with light carbonation. Quite malty but there is hop present. Ends more sweet than not, but there’s some definite bitter keeping up the good fight. Strong fight!
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(2003 edition) Dark brown with creamy mocha head. Aroma is medium sweet, vinous/port, chocolate. Taste is sweet, chocolate, malty, vinous, some alcohol -- really nicely balanced. Creamy full body.