fonefan (34777) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear medium amber red color with a large frothy good lacing mostly lasting beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, nutty, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, alcoholic. Initial flavor is moderate sweet and bitter, finish flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily / syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic.
yespr (30913) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 RB US #900: From tap at Plan B. Pours clear and hazzlenut golden brown with a creamy light tan head. Solid hoppy and mild caramel malty aroma. Dense and towards liqourice spiced and hoppy finish. Sweet and dense caramel malty with a solid hops flavour and distinct bitterness into the finish. Dry and dense malty and fruity lingering into the far finish. Slight wooden too.
Ungstrup (29224) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A slightly hazy deep red beer with a huge orange-red head. The aroma is primarily hoppy, but also with notes of malt, grass, caramel, and alcohol - a very fresh nose for such a potent beer. The flavor is a lovely complex combination of malt, toffee, alcohol, hops, wood, nutmeg, pineneedles, and more, but slowly the hops gain the advantage to give it a stronger accent on the pineneedles combined with grapefruit. The end is strong and slightly sticky, where the alcohol is more felt than tasted, and the hoppy notes lingers for a long time.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2005 (Bottle 65 cl) Clear, deep amber with a small beige head. Sweetish, malty nose and sweetness in the first sip. But then you’re immediately hit by the hammer of hops - an absolutely wild and extreme hoppiness making you pretty much suffocate. Plain and simple. 90 IBUs is extreme by any standard, and admittedly too extreme for me. But a great experience nevertheless. 210505
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled at DBF 2005.
Cloudy brown coloured with a lasting off white head.
Sweet aroma with lots of malts, hops and dried fruits.
Flavour of hops with lots of sweetness and dried fruits.
oh6gdx (20299) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Nut brown/amber colour. Aroma is alcohol, plum, spices and a lot of fruit. Flavour is spices, plum, raisins and candy sugar. Almost like a mediumsweet Madeira wine.
omhper (19325) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Ruby, beige head. Rich grapefruity hop aroma. Plenty of sweet malt with notes of toffee. Concentrated thick mouthfeel, yet overpowered by vast hoppiness. Incredibly bitter finish.
anders37 (16584) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with hints of pine needles. Very hoppy flavor with hints of pine needles. Long warming aftertaste with lots of hop bitterness. A great barley wine.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 2010-04-22, bottle a couple of years old, 8-5-9-5-18=45
It pours a dark red-amber color, with small creamy head. Very nice aroma of chocolate and cereals, light vanilla. Full bodied, with a round mouthfeel; strong malt flavor, sweet, smooth, with pleasant chocolate, vanilla, caramel, eggnogg. The bitterness is still strong, maybe the hop is less aromatic, but it blends well with the robust maltiness and the alcohol touch. Excellent.
2008-08-08, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 8-4-8-5-17=42
Hazy dark amber color, thin creamy head. Very nice aroma of fudge. Strong mouthfeel, syrupy malt caramel and toffee, with strong bitterness, a bit nutty too. Powerful final, full of toffee, sweet and bitter, hop oils. Excellent.
2005-05-21, bottle, 9-5-9-5-19=47
Dark amber color. As it happened only few other times, here you have a soooo powerful brew: chewy malts mixed with huge amounts of resiny hops, leaning to pine needles, with some caramel, chocolate. Extreme masochist pleasure.
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at EBF copenhagen 2008 ... Red brown ... big sweet barley wine nose ... juicy pine ... quite a lot of bitterness ... loads of pine hop and just a bit rough.