marcus (7291) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange brown with an attractive off-white head and a fruit and slcohol aroma. Thereis an astringent fruity flavor that burns like hell. But overall a pretty good brew.
Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 (Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 19 Sep 2008) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with notes of dried fruit (apricots, raisins) and rubbery hops. Rather vinous. Malty taste with dried fruit (apricots) and lots of spicy, earthy hops in the finish. Rather sweet and vinous. More than medium body. Powerful, but with a good balance and a nice hop character. (7/4/7/4/15=3.7) Rerate 6 July 2014: (Bottle, vintage 2010, 10.0%) Brownish amber colour, slightly hazy, with dense beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of caramel, crisp-bread, prunes, raisins, dried apricots, earthy hops, hints of burnt rubber and a slight cellar aroma. Malty, fruit taste with caramel, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dark bread, a touch of Madeira wine and a balanced bitterness with slightly earthy hops. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Well made and well balanced barley wine with a slight old ale character. Very nice.
deanso (6316) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
not much head. Amber colour. Great barley wine. Very smooth!
daniele (6264) - ITALY - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura schiuma media discreta persistenza naso piuttosto fruttato maltato lieve cioccolato buon corpo poco luppolata
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear deep amber with a small white head. Aroma is malty, some dried fruits and toffee. Taste is rich malty, creamy smooth mouthfeel, with a spicy note towards the weak dry finish.
blutt59 (6163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, another great beer from these guys with the lego people labels, dark amber color with soapy foam, aroma and flavor of french toast and honey comb, very floral and malty but not overbearing, almost mead like
jredmond (6028) - Manhattan, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2009 vintage (11.5%) shared with Linh at spuyten duvil. Pours a hazy amber body with no head, light white lacing. Aroma is agave syrup, apples, subtle maple and lots of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium and almost chewy with notes of sugary fruit syrup, light alcohol, earthy barley and a light bitter, semi harsh finish.
larsniclas (5929) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled at SBF, 2006]
Varm and vinous. Loads of sweet and dried fruits.
ekstedt (5838) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33 cl), thanks gnoff. Hazy mahogny, creamy beige head. Very nutty aroma, with fudge and mild earthy & herbal hops. Medium bodied and smooth. Very well balanced with a long bitter finish. Very good.
SaintMatty (5802) - 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.