rarbring (1701) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Potent, but a bit short.
Note: On-tap at The Queen’s Head.
Rasmus40 (12682) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 121013
chrisv10 (11966) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown/red with tiny beige head. Aroma is malt, dark fruits, yeast, caramel, oak, wood and toffee. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, medium sweet, oak, wood, caramel, little toffee, port, little toffee with notes of alcohol.
saxo (14430) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, caramel, malt, alcohol and hops. Sweet and warming. Really nice.
olio (7020) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours deep dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sweet caramel malts, some toffee and chocolate notes with wood, faint vanilla and some vinous hints. Reminds me a bit of Dumle Liquorice, that’s a first and definitely not a bad thing.
Flavor is also a bit sweet with ripe fruits and caramel, some malts, lightly salty licorice and dark berries, wood, faint tar and syrup also. Very oily texture, soft carbonation, full bodied. Lingering smooth caramelly aftertaste. Very well balanced and tasty, alcohol is also well hidden. Simply excellent.
reebtogi (4561) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a dark brownish amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is smoky with some dark fruits. Taste is a fruity and grainy malt sweetness with a herbal bitterness and a smoky finish. Medium to heavy body with mild carbonation. Interesting brew which has a nice balance in both body and flavor. Recommended as this is quite a unique barley wine.
gyllenbock (5344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2013.
Dark amber with a small head. Aroma and taste of malt, dried fruit, some alcohol, toffee, vanilla and wood. Tasty but not as tasty as Front Room.
Theis (14085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Barley, licorice, barrel, port, tannin notes, light mouldy, orange, fruity notes, tobacco, dried fruits, caramel, light spruce notes, wooden.
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Drk brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes pf port wine and alcohol.
sunevdj (3351) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Yespr. Pours a clearish brown with an off-white head. Sweet with some dryness and aromas of sweet licorice and some cask wood. Also some sprucy hops aromas. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Mellow sweet finish.