sic1314 (2007) - 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.
StefanSD (1932) - Lakeside, California, 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.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Delicious hot and incredibly rich barley wine with a perfectly balanced sweetness. Creamy..
KingCecil (1912) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours hazy light brown with large off white head..... the nose is barley,malt, caramel, fruits.... the flavor is sweet, barley, alcohol,caramel, brown sugar.... full body... nice creamy mouthful.... sweet sugary finish..... a little to sweet for me.... but an very nice barley wine.....
Habanero (1889) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, mahogany with a little, off-white head leaving a fair lace. Nose of dried fruit and caramel. Sweet flavor of raisins, caramel and orange. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up slightly bitter and an alcohol bite. A nice barley sipper.
RuneStumo (1888) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
23.10.2011. 0,5l Bottle. Dark amber brown colour with a thin layered off-white head. Aroma is rich malty with lots of malty flavours, caramel and roasted sweetness. This beer has a wonderful smell. Very good flavours of caramel malt. Very sweet with strong notes of alcohol. Low on bitterness. There is some nice, very soft tones of flowers and aroma hops at the back of this beer. Conclusion: Sweet caramel and very good.
TheJestersBeer (1881) - 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)
Holmen1 (1726) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff okt-13: kobberfarget med flott off-white cremeskum. Barley wine er en farlig god stilart, og Midtfyns utgave er med sin aroma og smak av malt, karamell og tørkede frukter nok en kompetent og ganevennlig utgave. Valnøtter og blåmuggost hadde vært midt i blinken akkurat nå!
daje (1693) - NORWAY - MAR 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, february 14th 2013. Dark amber bodied with a (for the strength) big beige head. Aroma of honey, herbs and ripe fruit. Taste is sweet, lots of honey and caramel, toffee, fruit and alcohol. Long bitterness, spicy sweet finish. A bit alcoholic aftertaste. A pretty good barley wine.
hallinghansen (1687) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear amber body with a medium white head. Aroma is caramel, dried fruit, alcohol, sweetness. Flavor is sweet caramel, notes of butter, wood, dried fruit. Forever lasting lacings.
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