hackobock (1887) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 15, 2014. Pours ruby red with a large frothy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, figs, apricots, grapes, light vegetal/green pepper notes. Taste is sweet with dried fruits, caramel, dark fruits. Finish is sweet with dried fruit and light grape notes. Smooth oily texture, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, 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.
Cool_Bond (1717) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty and caramel aroma. Caramel is best in taste. It has a really "Barley Wine" of saithe in both taste and aroma. The upper part of the mouth gets its bitterness for a long while. But feels most mediocre anyway. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
TXBadger (1667) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2009 edition. Pours a hazy light brown with off-white head. Sweet malts and dark fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with some funky malt. Just ok.
rarbring (1646) - 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.
MaartenRF10 (1639) - 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 (1637) - 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.
kryon (1512) - SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours muddy brown with low off white head
Almost vinuous port wine like aromas. Raisins, mud, dark berries
Sweet and almost fermented. A lot of raisins some cherries. Low bitterness a bit abrupt endind but all in all highly enjoyable
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.
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.