faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 07B. Pours a hazy deep red-brown colour with a huge lively creamy light brown well lasting head. Quite sweet aroma of well toasted caramel, toasted malt, ripe fruits, dark dried fruits, alcohol and slight chocolate. Very good rather sticky mouthfeel. The flavour is quite sweet with a good bitter hoppiness, caramel and brown sugar, well toasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol, and some chocolate. Quite sweet bitter finish. Great tasty brew!
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle-pours a thin light tan head and cloudy dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-sweet toffee, dark fruit, some spicy, alcohol. Taste is dark malt-sweet toffee/chocolate, some spicy, hops, alcohol. Medium/full body. Too much spice hangs too long through the aftertaste. OK carbonation.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby color, small floating yeast particles, small off-white head. Hoppy, berry-like, bready aroma. Licorice, sweet liquer and barley in the flavor. Very smooth, enjoyable liquerish mouthfeel. Me likes!
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th September 2008. Dark brown beer. Rich and full on beer. Chocolate and strong port and licorice. Loads of malt. Not too bitter. Not too dry. More licorice towards the finish. Different. Tasty!
thewolf (9860) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph. Pours a very deep dark brownish red - without light behind it, it looks positively black. A nice, staying creamy off white head with good lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of dried fruits, chocolate and Belgian sugars. Extremely creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is powerful, lots of sweetness with a terrific amount of caramel, roasted malts, chocolate. Lots of viniousness, but never alcoholic. This is really a nice BW.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a red hue, big and creamy beige head. Aroma of malt and bread, with port and dried fruits. A true barley wine aroma, but a bit simple. Really malty dominated flavour, with lots of sweetness and complex notes of the high alcohol content. After a while, the malt sweetness gets a little cloying like a bad doppelbock. If we had geographically divided sub-styles, I would count this as an English, not an American barleywine.
Pinball (9660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at proppen, birkerød.
pours brown red, small white head.
aroma of hops, wheat, sawdust, and dark fruits.
flavor dark fruits, strog hops, alc. alc. is noticable but blends in well.
Maria (9565) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red mahogany with a huge, creamy head. The aroma is slightly perfumed with notes of caramel, hops/fruit, candy sugar and raisin. The flavour has sweetness, notes of burnt caramel, candy sugar, fruits, figs, raisins, grapefruit and a dry, light bitterness.
HenrikSoegaard (9146) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Muddy amber colour. Powerfull moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Dark fruits raisin present. Light sweet and moderate bitter flavor. Nutty and woody notes. Moderate bitter vinius finish. Creamy palate.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labeled 2006B. Aroma of malt and chocolate - I think there really was a light wiff of licorice when the cap came off. No head. Brownish color. Starts dried plum and raisin. It’s malty sweetish, and has a firm mouthfeel. Hop is very light. The alcohol warms the palate, and the throat, and below. As it warms, there does seem to be pear, probably not apple.The mouth sensations do seem to turn a bit unpleasant, if one quits sipping. Sort of like heated banana. This is pretty complex.