BeerBiker (1412) - Odense, DENMARK - 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!
nilsas (1411) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
God duft av sjokolade, kaffe, honning og karamell. Lite skum. Brun grumset farge. God søt smak av honning, karamell og sjokolade.
mathieuc (1304) - 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!
bergstaden (1256) - Røros, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head - sweet malt aromas that are very good - nice sweet malt body with some caramel and some alcohol heat in a very nice way - lingering maltyness in the finish with some caramel and a nice heat from alcohol - this was very good
Bosbouw (1256) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Troebele oranje bruine kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt zoet, crème, vanille. Smaakt vol, zoetig, crème. Smaakt sterk alcohol.
Gorm (1205) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disig gyllen farve med tynt lyst skum. Lukt av malt og honning. Smak av søt honning, karamell, røyk og frukt. Cardinal.
tfredvik (1128) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
For some reason I’ve hardly had any barley wines since I started my ratebeer career, i.e. I’ve hardly had any barley wines whatsoever. If this one is representative for the style however, I’m looking forward to explore this type of beer in meticulous detail! The off-white, frothy head is a bit small and it ends up as a ring of ever-lasting bubbles at the walls of the glass, plus some filmy remnants that are partially covering the beautiful, clear, dark amber to red body. The strong aroma is malty, hoppy and sugary sweet with some nice notes of overripe fruits, faint dried dark fruits. It smells vinous, with notes of port wine. The taste is very, very sweet, and even if the long-lasting finish is moderate to heavy bitter it’s not quite enough to tame the massive sweetness. Strong flavours of overripe grapefruit and other fruits, sweet sweet caramel (Smørbukk), toffee, vanilla and faint dried dark fruits. Wonderful mouthfeel, it’s smooth and creamy, softly carbonated with tiny bubbles and the body is full. An amazing beer, that I probably would have liked even better if it was a bit less sweet or a bit more bitter.
[50 cl bottle, enjoyed 10 months before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Storo, Oslo]
RasmusOtt (1118) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange amber with a tiny beige head. Aroma of thick sweet caramel, apple pie, ripe plums, toffee, dates and a little bit of alcohol. Taste of sweet caramel, a bit of alcohol, apples, toffee, dates, plums and with a rather dry and flat end.
Linnet (1108) - Karlstad, 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.
tricksta_p (1106) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, fudge, raisins, ripe fruits, barley sugar. This Barley Wine is caramel fudge beer incarnate. Flavour is heavy sweetness, loads of caramel and caramelized sugar. Admirable, especially the aroma, but a bit too sweet and sticky for my taste.