Anvil99 (12) - - MAY 15, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared with mattel. Amazing aromas, hints of peaches, almonds, champagne, apricot, and honey. The whisky barrel maturing makes it really complex and well balanced. No hint of alcohol though the high ABV. Excellent barley wine.
Ruddles (14) - - SEP 4, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Copper coloured, amazing smell of tropical fruits, pineapple, apricot, peach. Small whisky notes. Taste is really smooth, you can feel a small taste of the barrel aging in the end but the fruityness is awesome. Small sweetness and great balanced.
anders37 (15300) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy dark fruit caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel dark fruit finish.
D_i (23) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What a barley wine! Big fruity smell with a lot of apricot and honey. You can feel a touch of the whiskybarrels in the taste but the fruityness is taking the most part of the taste. Leave it for another year and it will become even better. On bottle @ Man in the Moon
SirLimpsalot (1910) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Tydlig fatkaraktär i doften, men smaken är mycket klen med enbart små toner av ek och en lätt rökighet. Ganska torr munkänsla och helt karaktärslös.
gyllenbock (3948) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Man in the Moon in February 2011.
Dark amber with a small white head. Quite a lot of whisky both in the aroma and taste. The taste was totally dominated by the whisky. Also some spices, wood, alcohol and smoke. An ok beer but somewhat one-dimensional. Not worth the price according to me.
Rej (1) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2011 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A really good balansed barley wine with lots of apricot in taste. Nice touch of the whiskey barrel, but not to much.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle at Man in the Moon. Copper with a big and lomng lasting off-white head. Perfumed floral aroma with oak, vineous alcohol and a hint of almonds. Surprisingly dry for the ABV, slightly smokey malt and whisky flavour. The whisky is extremely fine tuned to the malt flavour except for a little warming alcohol, you don’t notice the ABV at all. Well done!
Miksu (4801) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25 l bottle at Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Deep amber color. Sweet, caramelly, smoky, earthy, perfumed and yeasty aroma with notes of red currant. Sweet, smoky, peaty, vinous and caramelly flavor with red currants. Warming palate with soft alcohol. There are some nice vinous and berryish notes but the peaty-earthy element is detracting.
SaintMatty (4501) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 250ml Bottle (Man in the Moon, Stockholm) - Copper/red in colour. Slightly vinous aroma with raisins, marzipan, caramel and spice. Complex, rich and fruity taste with fruitcake, plums, raisins, spice and whisky detected. The finish is fruity, vinous and warming.