NordicV (1946) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahognyfärgad klar öl med ett beige skum. Doft av karamell och torkad frukt. I smaken tillkommer humlebeska.
Dahlstrom (295) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 APPEARANCE: mahogny coloured with a large offwhite head. AROMA: caramel malt, dried fruits, hops (citrus and grassy) and alcohol. TASTE: reflects the aroma. PALATE: full bodied; low to medium carbonation; and high bitterness.
Lawger (271) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark chestnut with big, vigourous khaki head. Big nose with candied apricots, caramel, muscovado sugar, honey, roasted cereals and pine cones. A nice balance of malt and hops here. Full bodied palate, on the sweet side but nicely balanced with some heat coming through on the mid palate, leading to a long finish with balanced bitterness. Not as bitter as I had expected from deScriptions, but that might be due to the massive malt body masking it slightly.
allmyvinyl (9449) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours clear red brown with a thin off-white head, nice lacing. Very inviting. Aromas of red fruits, resin and pine. Taste is earthy, spicy, fruity. Long lingering finish. Very nice.
AshtonMcCobb (5241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Brewdog Edinburgh,.
Appearance - beautiful. Autumnal red / brown with a nice amount of lacing.
Nose - red fruits, general resin, pine.
Taste - strawberry, earthiness and spice. Parsnip? So like roasted parsnips glazed in strawberry jam.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy yet tangy texture and a long dry tangy finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
smaynard6000 (988) - Apopka, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with small beige head. Hoppy aroma along with that of caramel malt. Very flavorful, loads of piney hop notes with a bit of caramel malt sweetness. Long bitter finish. Pretty good.
FunkyF (908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Mörkt brunröd med ljusbeige skum. Doft av karamell och torkad frukt. Rejäl beska med kola i smaken.
Pedro_Pinho (163) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red liquid with a ver lacy off white head. Aroma is citrus and hops with a hint of malt. Taste starts rather smooth, but explodes in hop biterness. Not really what I was expecting from a barley wine. This tastes more like an imperial double IPA. Very good though.
Gluepot (428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dense light tan head on a beautiful mahogany body. Nose has an array of fruity hops malt, booze and candied fruit. Lots of good things going on in the taste profile - slightly piney hop bitterness with some berries and grapefruit, roasted caramel malt, and some spice and pepper. Sweet but not cloying. A medium dense body. Classic American Barley Wine balances but not big enough to be an all-star.
allanmb (172) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep red with good tan head. Very clear. Aroma of pine hops and malt with a hint of orange zest. Good carbonation and oily mouth feel. Taste is initially malt but then very quickly hop bitterness takes over with mild alcohol burn. A hint of wood in the profile too