hawthorne00 (2691) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, bb 7/12 (_really_ breaking the "try a fresh one first" rule with this one). 13C. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of PX sherry, chocolate, dried fruit, dark bread. Almost flat. Presumably has thinned out a little, certainly well short of sticky. Bittersweet with dark fruits and sherry, bitterness creeping up towards the end. A little stemmy there too. No overt alcohol. Mellow, lovely.
heavy (2265) - Split, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oct. ’14. A 0.75 l bottle, one of the several from Svijet Piva store, Zagreb shared that evening. This one poured lightly hazy copper-amber body with a small head. Of course, malty aroma, mostly toasted like caramel, toffee, also orange (both malt and hop), other fruits and alcohol. Flavor was accordingly sweet and malty, showed up to be quite complex, too. Caramel, all the other toasted malt and fruit, especially on the sweeter side, then came the secondary flavors like wood or tobacco. Bitter component was much less pronounced, only a bit of herbal bitterness towards the end, but alcohol played its role here, too. Medium bodied, warming and quite sweet finish. It’s an elegant and complex barley wine, but definitely not among the tastiest ones, nor it did knock me down. Its price surely did though.
jzi (18) - POLAND - APR 10, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Barwa: Brązowo bordowa. przejrzyste.
Piana: Niska i szybko opada. Dorobnopęcherzykowa o żółtawej barwie.
Aromat: Słodowy, czuć też owoce, zwłaszcza śliwkę i wiśnię. Pojawia się też nuta miodowa. Lekko landrynkowe. Aromat jest nieziemko intensywny. Aż kręci w nosie.
Smak: Bardzo słodkie. Po chwili pojawia się goryczka i rozgrzewająca nuta alkoholu. Całkiem przyjemna.
Piwo jest gęste i ciężkie. Wydaje się być lepkie.
To moje pierwsze Barley Wine, więc nie mam porównania, i jestem pod wielkim wrażeniem.
DroolYeast (407) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller in Viktoriagade. Aroma of dried dark fruit, hops, vineous, some alcohol. Clear brown amber with off-white head, tiny lasting. Moderate sweetness, light+ bitterness, balanced. Full body, smooth texture, average carbonation, sweet finish.
connor0415 (47) - - MAR 19, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smells of pine, caramel and toffee, tastes mostly of toffee and caramel with a tad bit of bitterness to balance the amazingly sweet malts. Mouthfeel is very thick, perfect for a barleywine, not very much carbonation but it’s to be expected of the style. Mikeller did a great job, if it was more available it’d be my go to barleywine
CapFlu (4715) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours headless atop an opaque body. Nose of burnt molasses. Oh so smooth... Caramel squares, cigarettes, fig, burnt sugar. Very lovely slow sipper.
Klimaet (472) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours slight hazy dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aromas of barley, caramel, some hops, lots of malt, licorice, slightly minty aswell actually. Taste is pretty much caramel, malt, lots of hops, hay, toast, licorice.
TET (1946) - FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Over a year old bottle. A beautiful reddish colour, a head is medium and beige. The aroma is rich, sweet berries and some fruits. Strawberries and raspberries, some caramell, pleasant. Taste is rich and sweet, berries, some wood. Some bitterness that is piney and herbal, but the taste is still quite sweet. Full bodied, low carbonation. Strongly sweet dessert, but the sweetness is pleasant. Good beer.
motelpogo (7173) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at braukunst live 2014 in munich. clear amber with a minimal off-white head; a fair whiff of alcohol balanced by stewed apricot, stonefruit, honey and some citric hops; rum’n’raisin flavours, bread and butter pudding with a good hit of bitterness balancing out the warming alcohol. delicious
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF, best before december 2015. Hazy reddish amber with a small frothy off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, dried frutis, sweet canned pear, raisins. Taste is sweet with dried fruits, canned pears and malt. Light bitter finish with caramel notes and light alcohol. Medium to ful bodied, soft carbonation.