Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is hazy, red-brown with a beautiful, creamy head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, caramel, raisin, plum and figs. The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, raisin, plum, caramel, figs, bread, light citrus and alcohol. The body is full and smooth, but IMO it could have been a bit more detailed and most of all, less sweet.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 3, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2009
Red-amber color. Nice caramel and malt aroma, mature, with cookies. Very rich malt flavor, good body, caramel flavor too, sweet; good bitterness, good hopping, nice ending warmth. Medium complexity, but extremely enjoyable.
Grovlam (4150) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [Beer festival 2009] Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Fair display of lacework. Clear amber color. Aroma of bread, butterscotch, fruit, grain, caramel and light spicy notes. Medium to almost full bodied with a soft carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness. Malty and warming finish.
jesperhammer (2512) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/red colour with beige head.
Very malty and not hoppy.
Charamel and sugar cane. Alcohol noticeable, but OK to me.
Very sweet and just a nice barley wine.. Good job, MB.
Morten says OK.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - JUL 14, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear deep amber coloured with a medium sized light brown head. Aromas of caramal, dark fruit, pineapple and alcohol. Super sweet flavour with notes of toffee, malt, sugar and mild hops. It needs more bitterness - more balance..
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Bottle, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a clear, dark brown beer with a decent beige head. Slightly herbal nose with hints of DMS, caramel and roasted malts. Alcohol, sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, some herbal notes and a pleasant bitterness. Warming and full-bodied, with a bitter and sweet finish. Well, not my idea of a Barley Wine, but sure drinkable. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 090517
Bottle. It pours a nice, dense, beige head that has a good longevity and leaves nice lacings. The body is slightly hazy, and reddish dark brown in color. It has a nice aroma with resiny, citrusy hops over a foundation of sweetish, malty hops leaving dried fruits and some caramel. A hint of licorice and cellar lurks in the back. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and smooth, some warmth from the alcohol also shows up, especially in the very end. There’s dried fruits, some caramel and hints of licorice in the flavor, as well as a good citrusy, resiny hop impact leaving a balancing bitterness. Overall, a pretty good beer that should be more pronounced. On the other hand, it’s dangerously easy to drink the way it presents itself now. 20100428
HenrikSoegaard (9750) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the supermarket across the street of the brewery. Frothy off-white almost lightbrown head. Brown amber colour. Heavy malty and nutty aroma. Modeate bitter flavor. Plum and nutty notes. Long finish. Creamy palate. Not a well-balanced barleywine.
bierkoning (9563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown color. Melon, butter and flowers in the aroma. Sweet flavor, buttery with pineapple and ripe melons. Malty, but also flowery hops, especially coming up in the aftertaste. Characterful and quite good, actually.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, mostly caramel notes. Sweet and too sugary for my taste, with some alcohol. I’ll have to leave a few bottles in the cellar and see if there’s a nice English barley wine in the making.
charlotte (3813) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At CBF 09.Dark amber colour with no head.Aroma of dried fruits most like plum.Flavor of caramel and warming alc.Sweet smooth finish.