schoppebraeu (3) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, nuts, butterscotch, raisin
Appearance:amber, hazy, minimal head
Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness
Palate: full body, creamy, average carbonation, long sweet finish
TheJestersBeer (2364) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, full bodied, medium to high bitterness.
Rich, complex taste, malt, caramel, vanilla (?), hops, apricot, marzipan. Long, rich finish. (2009-08-18)
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber color with white head. very sweet. taste of caramel and cinnamon malt and some herbs. good alternate to Nøgne Ø #100
pushkinwow (2495) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle. Amber with an off white head. Some apple, overripe fruit, barley, alcohol, sugar, old hops. Moderate body, mild carbonation, very sweet, becomes even more so on the finish with a very sweet caramelized pear ending.
mathieuc (3133) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is full of sugary caramel with really mild hops. A small ring persists but nothing more. Mouthfeel is syrupy, treacle-like almost. Pretty sweet but not overly so, an honest bitterness cutting into it. Overall a nice english barleywine, can’t wait to try more from these guys!
gunnar (7599) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours dark amber with a big frothy white head. Aroma of grainy and bready malts, light hops and alcohol. Taste is sweet malty, light burning alcohol sweetness as well, lingering sweet. Full bodied. A tad too sweet.
StefanSD (2322) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Jacob. Thanks. Best before 30-05-2014. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma is soft and understated with sweet musty pears, filberts and maple. The taste is mostly sweet with saccharin pears, apples, frangelico and a touch of sherry. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and sticky sweet. Overall: Fans of sweet barley wines will love this one, and it should age well for those holding an extra bottle in the cellar. I’d love to see what time would do to this one, its better than average now, but could turn out great with about five years on it.
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber, orange, hazy, minimal head, white foam, roasty, full body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,
Travlr (20303) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is very sweet, caramel syrup on freshly baked biscuits.
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml Bottle: Got in trade from stobbe74; THANKS Soeren! Aroma of malt, vegetables, slight vinegar, slight caramel, slight diacetyl, and toffee. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Full of tiny-sized particles throughout. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, toffee, vegetables, and slight diacetyl. Medium body. Viscous, the slightly sticky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, diacetyl, toffee, vegetable finish is medium sweet and slightly sticky. 10%ABV is completely hidden throughout.