nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is very sweet and alcoholic with dark fruit and caramel. The appearance is cloudy amber with a small head. The taste is like the aroma and packs quite a punch both in alcohol and bitterness. The palate is average. Overall not one of my favorite barley wines but not bad.
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG 2012 Grand Tasting. Light amber with little head. Sticky sweet malty, vanilla and toffee notes, strong alcohol aftertaste.
rarbring (1835) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 A clear deep chestnut amber brew, an off-white head, good lacing and some curtains.
Smelling of toffee, muffin batter, butter scotch, nuts and almonds. Some vanilla.
Starting with brown bread, brown sugar, syrup, dates, raisins, sherry, some bitter orange peel. Eggnog.
Medium carbonation, small bubbles, smooth, oily, sticky. A warm feeling (of alcohol), a big body.
A very sweet and warm barley wine. A real candy shot. Wonder how it will mature?
Bottle 330 ml. This was the 2010 vintage, 10% ABV.
SaintMatty (5897) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle - Hazy copper with a small head. Marzipan, raisins, fruit cake, leather and malt in the aroma. Fruity, sweet and malty taste with notes of Christmas cake, spice, raisins, malt and nuts. Easy to drink, yet full of body. Its taste belies its ABV. I have another bottle of this in my ’cellar’ and look forward to seeing how it matures. It is certainly very enjoyable and impressive at this stage.
SirLimpsalot (2668) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Stor kanske aning spritig doft med tydlig inslag av kola och frukt. Smaken är stor och tjock med en härlig känsla av tjära, lakrits och kola. Något kort eftersmak.
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Linnet (1313) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Dark fruit, jam, marmalade, vanilla, alcohol, Brown sugar, extremely rich.
Ap: Ruby colour, medium beige head.
F: Boozy, although the bottle is two years old, it is noticable hot. Some roastiness dark Fruit and malts, jam, dark fruit and brown sugar.
M: Full bodied soft bubbles.
T: no doubt this will be great given time to soften the alcohol, right now the alcohol is too prominent.
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle, 10%.
Dark reddish brown with a beige head that dissolves into a thin mist.
Aroma: fudge, dried fruits, vanilla, light earthiness.
Taste: toffee, some chocolate, licorice, raisins and more dried fruits, earthy, light floral and a hint of port.
Full-bodied with low carbonation.
A nice British style barley wine.
TheJestersBeer (2258) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, 2010 vintage.
Pours a deep amber, beige head.
Mature, malty aroma, caramel, walnuts, marzipan, toffee, fudge, dried fruits, sherry, madeira, earth, hops.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, caramelly taste, the alcohol is quite evident but balanced, dried fruits, apricot, prunes, nuts, marzipan, madeira, earth.
Long, sweetish aftertaste, dries out nicely.
SmokedDeer (57) - SWEDEN - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I feel like a worm in a tequila barrel, drunk and happy that I'm here. Barley wines are the future, you heard it here first.
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Garlic_of_Doom (569) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2013 Bottle from Systembolaget, 2010 vintage, 10%.
Pours hazy amber with a 2 finger brownish head. A lot of carbonation the first minutes.
Lots of raisins and figs, burned sugar in aroma.
Bitter taste at first, then sweet and then a bit bitter in the aftertaste. Raisins, bread, bitter citrus, sherry notes, warm alcohol.