ruigo (1622) - PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Raisin, plums and caramel in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is too sweet, with some liquorice notes. Overall, a fulsome sweet beer than can turn into something boring.
martin00sr (1620) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper, small offwhite head. Sweet, jammy aroma. Malty caramel, raisins, spicy and a dark kind of bitterness. Toffee and alcohol. A little sticky, a bit too sweet.
RasmusOtt (1595) - Aarhus, 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.
Psytron (1588) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of raisins, oak. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of oak, rum. Cery sweet, flat carbon.
Adenila (1558) - DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear chestnut brown with a small baige head. Caramel malt aroma, nuts and alchohol, little vinouse. Nice balanced sweet alchoholic flavor, light bitterness. Not too complex, but wellbalanced and smooth for a 10 abv
stefannilssons (1543) - SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Det här var väl egentligen helt okej, jag tyckte nog att den var lite för söt och hade lite för lite ’jästaktiga’ toner. Dock bvar både kroppen och balansen tillfredställande. Möjligtvis hadlade detta lite om en besvikelse, men det får jag låta vara osagt.
angel77 (1505) - 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.
Foffern (1439) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Three year old bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color with a small beige head that fades fast. Compact aroma of liqueur, caramel, leather, oak, marzipan, dried apricot and some alcohol. The flavor is sweet and powerful, similar but with more toffee, liqueur, oak and brown sugar. Full-bodied, silky mouth feel, and has a light bitterness. A heavy, complex and sweet BW.
tfredvik (1431) - 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]
BeerBiker (1413) - 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!