NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, red colered brew. Aroma of raisins, caramel malts, sweetness, tart. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, chocolate. Thick texture. Could be a bit more complex, straightforward.
jookos (2314) - 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.
MarcoDL (2268) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Amber colored beer, almost no head. Sweet aroma of raisin and booze. Nice smooth taste of vanilla and raisin, with an undertone of caramelised malt. Boozy aftertaste. Body is a bit thin.
Kristall-König (2257) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Honig-süßer Geruch, malzig. Startet süßmalzig, Banane. Mitte Banane, Honig, rauchig sanft. Sehr süß, malzig und etwas alkoholisch abebbend. Gelungen.
POLK (2219) - 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..
RuneStumo (2204) - 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.
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
24.04.2014, 0,5l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, caramel malts, raisins, sugar, toffee, citrus, grapes, almond cake, hints of butterscotch. Taste is sweet, caramel malts, sugar, "knekk", hay, butterscotch, grass, almond cake, oak. Medium bitterness, sweet mouthfeel. Fair enough.
StefanSD (2150) - 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.
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Rich caramel with rich piny and herbal hops. Light resinous notes. Great malty caramel. Toffee.
Taste : Caramel with herbal and piny hops. Not very heavy on the piny. Finish caramel and herbal hops, light resinous and piny notes. Fairly persistent caramel on the finish with light hops and light alcohol. Some toffee on the late finish.
Palate : Moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit on the high side for the style.
Overall : Really nice example of the style. Nothing fancy but very well executed. I really enjoy the balance between hops and malt. The malt is quite nice and the hops are not taking too much space in the profile. A very elegant barley wine.
TheJestersBeer (2112) - 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)