Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - APR 24, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A warming barley wine. Spicey finish. Acidic flavour. Prune aroma. A good barley wine with no alcohol notes.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ornage-brown with small head. Quite fruity, estery, alcohol, pine, dry. A little unrefined flavorwise. Medium-full and silky mouthfeel.
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An enjoyable winter beer this. Amber orange looks, sugary orange aroma, spicy orange taste. Nice one.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber colour, small head. Grapefruit and toffee up front. Sweet and full bodied. The complex flavour includes caramel, grass and peat, as well as some licorce in the finish. Medium bitterness. Well balanced.
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly alcoholic nose with hints of orange and cardemom. Beautiful orange colour with a milky shine. Low head. A bit watery feeling with a fruity finish and palate. Aftertaste of somewhat bitter like orange shells...
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant strongly alcoholic barley wine.Nice complex tastes but you are not allowed to forget its strength.An excellent winter warmer.
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is wonderful, sweet caramel, malt, and yeast. The color is amber and it has a beutiful long lasting light brown head. The flavor is strong with notes of caramel, wood, alcohol, and berries. For me the alcohol is too present. But it is still a very nice beer.
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barley wines are not really my thing, but this was a very good example. Lots of malt and fruit - apples and oranges -, but a good balancing acidity too and not too chewy. Handpump, Head of Steam, London NW1
SilkTork (5067) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2011 June, 2003 Bottle conditioned. A smooth barley wine with some nice dry sherry soaked oranges. Well behaved. A little smoky in places. Good, but not outstanding. [2.9]
Sept, 2011 Bottle from Edinburgh Woollen Mill shop in Durham. Lovely. There’s a whiff of vinegar and paint stripper on the top, which adds interest to the smooth, malt accented sweetness. This is an easy drinking strong beer. Good toffee and caramel body - positive awareness of alcohol which swirls all over the place. This is a seductive and intoxicating beer. It’s pretty much what you hope and expect a good barley wine to be. Yes. Lovely. [3.8]
fiulijn (13385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2008 2008-04-03, 6-5-7-3-13=34
Beautiful color, a hazy ruby amber topped by a huge head. Some puke aroma, pepper, then malt and iron; not inviting. Things get better with the taste; it has a bit too much carbonation, a strong caramel flavor, the mouthfeel is a bit dryer (and sharper) than expected, no sweetness, and it has a very strong bitterness. It’s an average English Strong Ale, not a Barley Wine.
Hazy amber color, immense head, rocky; beautiful lace. Very nice hop aroma, herbal; turning into some fruity sensation. Good mouth, still quite sweet, malty, some caramel. Balanced final, quite long and dry.