Foffern (1358) - Bodø, - NOV 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with (and courtasy of) The Bergen tasting crew, and Gunnar. Has a hazy dark brown colour with a medium beige head. Lots of hops in a fruity aroma with the addition of dried fruit, pine and rye. A lot of malt in the flavour and more powerful hops as well, almost herbal with grass and pine. The mouthfeel is soft and slick, and has a medium bitterness. A very nice ale! I also understand that there’s a huge difference between an English barley wine and an American one. This is closer to a DIPA.
CTKlubben (85) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty and caramel aromas with lots if hobs! Appear darkbrown with a small White head. Taste very sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied, long bitter aftertaste
Blade86 (749) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, ruby, hazy, minimal off-white foam, lots of hops (fruits), caramel, some alcohol, high bitterness, medium+ sweetness; full body, oily, little alcoholic feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish
Overall: Mighty brew, alcohol a bit too noticeable
Lukasmh (304) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours dark amber, slight murky, with one finger beige head. Aroma is sweet toffee. Loads of dried fruits, raisins, figs, some honey, toasty malts, caramel, burnt sugar. Some interesting tobacco in there and boozy port notes. Taste is al the same, sweet, toffee, caramel, toasty malt, dried fruits, port. Bit sugary body, low carbonation and port. Dry toasty boozy alcohol in finish, bit too present. Could use some aging i think, something interesting going on.
Camons (6747) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruit, plum, light chocolate notes. Flavor is light sweet, caramel, dried fruit, plum, rasins, little wood, little spice, cinnamon, light chocolate, piney hops, and a little alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and light bitter finish with some warming alcohol. 210315
fredfa (24) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - MAR 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ótima cerveja. Bom aroma adocicado. Não é perceptível os 10% de teor alcoolico. Leve amargor. Predomina o doce. Se tivesse maior drinkability, seria perfeita.
20107589 (327) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
light chocolate flavors, hints of resin, appear brown with a fine white head. taste light bitter medium sweet. full bodied with a soft carbonation and a light bitter aftertaste
Vells (848) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose says - youll get a hop bomb with some caramel malty boost.. taste says - here you go. Only I would like bit more malty backup otherwise.. its awesome. After some time it becomes more balanced - no need to change anything.
Intense fruitiness, citrus grapefruit, peach, grapefruit, resin, caramel. Moderate sweetish with bitterness and bittersweet finish. Most interesting that theres 3 parts of taste - straightforward sweet, straightforward bitter and mixed up bittersweet ONLY in finish. Very likeable brew!
mandaritto (73) - LATVIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy-caramel aroma. Quite nice but not ballanced with taste. Taste - hoppy, with some hints of raisins. Decent barley wine
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s a damn American barley wine with principals. Those principals ultimately lead it astray, as it finishes hella bitter and ruins the nice opening citrus salvos with caramelly sweetness, but it’s an ok enough beer before it reaches the second half of the palate.
MKE (6) - MKE, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good barley wine, not too sweet. Hop like finish is an unpleasant surprise (for me)