rocbyter (1980) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tart malt aroma with a good amount of yeast. Cloudy brown color with a small off white head. Light beginning with a moderate sweet middle and a light burning finish. Moderate creamy palate.
rarbring (1959) - 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.
Jorn69 (1889) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Havregatan 150311. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and caramely with dried fruits, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is malty and sweet with dried fruits and light alcoholic notes.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe, Stockholm, Sweden. A deep orange/brown colored beer with a small head. Expressive smells of chocolate, brown sugar, sugared fruits and caramel. Flavor has nice balance, lots of taste, mostly malt accented and possesses notes of caramel and nuts. Quite a nice beer.
MaartenRF10 (1776) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper colour, nice lasting beige head. Aroma is typically barley wine. Taste is dark fruit, some spices, wood notes, hint of vanilla, sweet with some bitterness, some alcohol. Good full body and relatively high carbonated for a barley wine, not too high though.
LoFi (1700) - 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.
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottling. Cloudy brown with a white head. Red berries, syrup, apples, toffee, malty and a bit creamy with a pinch of licorice. Low carbonation, medium body. Balanced.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. The aroma is pretty great. Flavour is OK but not exceptional. Full and burning. Just a bit metallic.
ramboraffe (1468) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with small tanned head. Smell is caramel, coffee and raisin. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruit and raisin. Low bitterness and low carbonation.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2009 Bottle 11.3%. Hazy pale brown/orange colour with an off-white head. Sweet & malty, caramel, fudge, fruit, alcohol. Dry & medium bitter finish. Ok.