AndresTM (321) - Vienna, - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Complex aroma, very dark and luscious, featuring heavy notes of dark fruits, fudge, orange, and some spices. The mouthfeel is syrupy, with light carbonation and a medium-to-heavy body that can also be somewhat sticky. The taste is mostly sweet and a bit sour, but there’s a mineral bitter impression that accompanies the mostly sweet-and-sour finish. The fruity esters are prominent on the tongue, as is some honey that wasn’t that noticeable to the nose. It’s hard to detect the hops. There’s also a gentle note of juniper berries towards the end. After a few sips, a sour impression coats the oral cavity. I love it; it far exceeded my expectations. It’s not a beer for everyone, mind you—it can be a little too syrupy and sweet, if not just too strong and flavorful for those who like drier beers, and there is no hop thrill here. But what it tries to do, it accomplishes.
astanford (3) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
medium bitterness, lightly sour, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, average carbonation,
rarbring (1533) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Smelling of bread, apple, chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A hazy chestnut colored beer. A high off-white head with good lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, alcohol, raisins and licorice.
Palate: Medium low carbonation, a soft texture. A good body.
Overall: Young, unbalanced and boozy.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at home. (Vintage 2014) Reviewed 2014-12-19.
Jorn69 (1145) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Havregatan 141219. Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with spicy notes, sweet, dried fruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, malty and fruity.
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey and hints of hops.
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Basunen 14-12-15: stor fruktig doft med framför allt banan. Smaken är något mer balanserad. Mycket fin fyllighet och balanserad hetta. En fin värmare.
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BeerSkull (1313) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle). Sweet scent of caramel, fruit, chewing gum and raisins. Taste of sweet raisins, fruit, malt and hops. Warm hints of alcohol in the finish, and also some hints of salty sea. A nice beer this one! A very good Barley Wine.
swegepe (24) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful colour. Already some sweetness and maltiness in the nose. Even more in the mouth. High alcohol, sweetness and maltiness, rich hopiness and finesse. Either you love it or not. Love it.
Cool_Bond (1568) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 7/20
Metal, fruity and butterscotch on the nose. The taste of lightly fruity, butterscotch and bitterness. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Too bitter for my taste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
King_Alex_II (106) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit watery and with harsh taste after a few sips. A bit disappointing. The beer might have been a bit too cold.
SinH4 (250) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber color with no head. Aroma of melons and caramel. Taste is rather weak, weird for Barley Wine. Mostly boozy, maybe a little bit of spices. Nothing very special for a Barley Wine.