fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. [ Courtesy of drewbeerme ] Dark brown / black color with a average frothy good lacing mostly lasting beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, rasin, plum, port, tawny, soy sauce, licorice, burnt sugar, bourbon, oak, chocolate. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. Very very nice ;o)) Hopefully I will be lucky enough some day to have another bottle of this fine beer.
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap Nørrebro Bryghus. Pours dark Brown, unclear and with a fully gone, initially tan head. Dense roasted malt, dark chocolate and brandy barreled notes. Subdued sweet raisin note. Sweet and raisin flavoured. Dense malty and roasted caramel malt. Sweet and warming finish. Smooth and lovely. Lasting warming and fruity impression.
Ungstrup (29211) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a slight haze under a collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of whiskey, chocolate, and vanilla - nice. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and wood, as well as light notes of the alcohol. Nice one.
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a dark, opaque brown with a beige head. Sweet and very complex bourbon aroma. Quite full-bodied with sweet caramel notes - distinctly sweet notes - lots of vanilla and sweet caramel. Lovely. 291206
joergen (20644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 Bottle.
Black coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet and light roasted aroma of vanilla, rye bread and dried fruits with notes of sherry and alcohol.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of vanilla, dried fruits, sherry, oak and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottled. Deep ambery colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, some nice wooden and raisiny notes as well as vanilla and fruits. Some slight alcoholic sweetness too. Flavour is very much the same, and in a a perfect balance. As it got a bit warmer also licorice and some slight alcoholic burning notes came through.
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2007
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Rating #10000 at OMH. Dark brown, creamy beige head. Lovely aroma of mature caramel, blackberries and vanilla. Fruity and vastly malty. Full bodied, yet so soft and gentle. Notes of coffee and almost balsamic oak character. Very complex and extremely well balanced. Finishes with surprisingly low bitterness. Perfection in near every aspect. The best barley wine ever! What a superb beer to chose for an important milestone!
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Courtesy of Tomme Arthur. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a tan head. Malty yeasty aroma with lots of dark fruit, also some vinous hints. Malty warming fruity flavor with lots of dark fruit, also some hints of chocolate, vanilla and oak. Sweet malty finish with a long warming aftertaste of dark fruit. This is a great beer, thanks alot Tomme.
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th June 2008. Sumptuous almost creamy dark ale. Lots of lovely brandy fumes and flavours. Woody and vanilla tones. Rich, different and incredibly drinkable.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ølbutikken, vintage 2008, 1 year old
It pours a dark brown color, viscous and totally flat. The aroma is an interesting blend of caramel, vanilla, woody sourness, some alcohol. Good body strength, but the mouthfeel is quite spoiled by a strong alcohol presence (maybe the brandy barrel is not a good choice); caramel flavor, sweet, vinous, woody, with a touch of vanilla. In the final, the alcohol trace, although not strong, is disturbing.
Something is appreciated (the vinous character in a Barley Wine), something is less appreciated (the alcohol).