BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, - SEP 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Sampled with the duo Svoger & Svogergylp at DØE, Valby, 2009.] Barleywine for everybody. In my eyes many barleywines are too much challenging or just not good enough, although I like the style. Thisone is great with mellow mouthfeel and a very wellbalanced mix of flavors. Notes of warming alcohol. dried fruits, caramel, positive bitterness, port, fullfillness. All very welldone. My next speech will be with thisone!
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ar: boozy, very sweet, jam, marmalade,butterscotch, alcohol, overly sweet..
Ap: amber colour, small off-white head, lacing.
T: big sweetness, low bitterness, sweetness is cloying, ABV evident, caramely, one-dimensional..
P: fullbodied soft carbonation, warming and sweet finish.
O: overly sweet and one-dimensional.
lefossoyeur (417) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper with some floaties and a minimal white head. Classic aromas of caramel, candi, sweet fruits. Full body, low carbonation, very sweet, banana , finishing on a banana cake note and warming finale. A bit sticky, but very classic for the style.
angel77 (438) - oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 50 cl en el lupulo. Octubre de 2013. Bastante buena barley wine. Igual demasiado dulce con cuerpo medio - fuerte. Buena a necesario repetir de nuevo.
IPAgutten79 (326) - Skui, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Upåklagelig utseende, mørk gylden med skyhøyt skum. Duften er humle, malt, frukt og karamell. Smaken er masse humle, karamell og hint av alkohol. Søte frukter, veldig søte, med litt bitterhet i ettersmaken. Medium konsistens. Grei nok, men ble for søt og mektig for meg.
jookos (1460) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the zwergs. Amber brown. Butterscotch vanilla, burnt caramel, some darker fruity notes, towards raisins. Full bodied, with sweet cola flavours. Interesting. Isn’t as dark musty as many, but really cola- like sweet. Overripe musty fruits. I’m not really a fan of the style, but nice clean flavourful stuff.
Cunningham (3912) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Clear deep copper color with a tan head. Off white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and sweet malty.
Palate: Medium to full body. Sweet and a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, vinous and fruity. Very well hidden alcohol.
Overall impression: A bit to sweet for me. Probably a quite typical barley wine as it should be. I am a hop head..
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway
StoutHead (460) - DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of malt, caramel and fruits. Taste is sweet and complex with notes of malt, lots of different fruits, caramel, spices and alcohol. Full body and oily texture. Long sweet aftertaste of malt, caramel and fruits with a boozy finish. Quite good.
mile (2657) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty and sugary sweet aroma, caramel and some fruitiness. Body is medium to full, malty and sugary sweet flavor, caramel and some fruitiness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sugary sweet, caramel and light fruitiness, light alcohol. Way too sweet BW - lacks character. Really nothing but sugary sweetness.
Martinus (2619) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, wine, raisins, malts, wood and alcohol. Caramel flavour, quite sweet, raisins, some madeira notes, feels aged. Finish caramel and raisins. Nice!
(From bottle @ joes. Thanks for sharing, Joris!)
sic1314 (2403) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured reddish amber with a huge, frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet candy, some caramel malt/ Medium to full body, flavour as the aroma, dark berries. alcohol soaked. Light spice with a bitter sweet finsih.