Bamsen78 (3571) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark ruby with airy off-pink head. Clear aroma of malt and fart and dust, with some vinous notes. Sweetish, malty flavour, heavily offset by vinous and fruity, berrylike notes. Touches of yeast. Rough and slightly dusty aftertaste with vinous notes. Well balanced and not bad but the dusty notes are more interesting than good.
ogniskowicz (212) - POLAND - JAN 6, 2015
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromat: katastrofa - jajko na twardo wrzucone do puszki po kukurydzy
Smak: zdecydowanie lepiej, ale wciąż jak na browar tej klasy nie rzuca na kolana. jest kwaśno - słodko i zawiesiście. Smakuje jak imperialny, dosładzany lambic. Troszeczkę kulawy.
Cóż jak na browar takiej klasy taka wpadka z aromatem (infekcja jak nic - DMS plus siarkowodór) nie powinna się zdarzyć. Pomimo dość ciekawego smaku - piwo ciężko pijalne.
Karstenborg (374) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and cherries. Taste is very sweet with notes of malt. Soft carbonation.
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish color without head. Aroma has notes of cherries and some red fruits, leather notes as well. Flavor is very fruity, with notes of red fruits, mainly cherries, sweet on palate with slightly sourness. Fruity and cherry final.
KennethArd (256) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity aroma with notes of raisins, cherry, caramel & leather. Clear amber with large head. Medium sweet & light sour taste of cherries. Medium body, sticky texture & soft carbonation.
Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle. This is a really deep dark brown one, cloudy as hell where it’s resting in the glass and it has a small bubbled not very ling lasting off-white head. The nose is quite nice and sweetish nutty with dark caramel, ripe slightly yeasty fruits. In the mouth it’s also a tad sweetish and oily while it’s just below average and softly prickling on the carbonation. Sweet sticky flavors that’s combined with lots of sourness! Did not see that one coming. It’s definitely sticky and sweet but really nutty, candy sweet and I have to admit good. Yeah, a interesting turn on a barley wine this. There’s hardly any trace of the relatively high ABV here, making it slightly dangerous. Yeah, I kinda liked this! 17.05.2014
77ships (4405) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thx! 500 ml. bottle. Small sample @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Dark red cough syrup look. Smell is very pleasant surprise, kriek (sour cherry), sweet spices mixed with molasses and spices, sour cherry pits,… Taste is brown sugar, molasses, caramel, concentrated sugar sweetness, leading into winter spices, sour cherry finish with nice refreshing sourness, kriek pits,… Thick liquid brown sugar body. This is wonderful, great surprise.
dambor (87) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red with a small head. Aroma: incredible cherry aroma (sour!), with some wild elements. Taste: a lot of cherries with a very pleasant cherry bitterness. Soma malt aroma in the bacground. Very fresh, great for the summer! I do not know how one can hide the 10% ABV so well. This remindes me very much of some very good Belgian lambics (like the one from Cantillion). In general I think this is a fantastic beer, I am just not sure it really falls into the category of what I understand under "barley wine".
Arve_Christian (3356) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika- a while back. Dark reddish color , ok foam. Immediatly fruity aromas, raspberry; high intensity . Medium/ full body & medium complexity . Immediate sweetness- ok sourness- ends up on the sweet side. Enjoyable
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Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 09.01.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, caramel malts, sugar, red berries, grass, PEZ cherry candy, berry skin. Taste is sweet sour-ish fruity, caramel malts, sugar, sweet red berries, PEZ cherry candy, grass, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly harsh berryskin-like mouthfeel. Don’t really see the barley wine thing here, but alcohol is very well hidden. Cudos for that! Nice enough.