Abio (1550) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
For me barley wine, dont seem to get in the category beer, second one I taste, and while the taste is not to bad, the lack of carbonation and foam is a big nono for me as a beer. Dark amber coloured, no head. Lots of sweetness and fruity.
OleR (4770) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap@Plan B, København. Headless. Slight unclear, brownish amber body. Big, vineos aroma. Tinned dark fruits, sweet malts, and shitloads of fruity and grassy hops. Taste is hot and supersweet, with strong nots of caramelly malts. Bold hop bitterness all he way throughout. Noticable citric fruitiness. Fat body. Mouthfeel is almost syrupy, like a sweet liqueur. Burning alcohol heath in a sweet and hop bitter finish. Kind of balanced, actually, this cute little sipper.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
375ml bottle. Amber with a small white head. Big coriander spice in the aroma with a ton of hot and perfumey alcohol. Very sweet flavor with the same spice and hops struggling to stick out over the thick malt sweetness. Thick fruit and toffee, but mostly sweet and spicy. Big alcohol in the finish. Full and syrupy with low carbonation. Needs a lot of time and I don’t think I’ll bother waiting to find out if I’m right.
gam (3167) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium head carbonation strong a murky brown coloured pour aroma dark fruit caramel pine port wine plum brown sugar brandy flavour big fizz lovely warming feeling brandy raisin pine resin alcohol presence not too strong really smooth tasting barley wine sweetness and bitter both perfect liccorice touch some citrus finish wonderful hop and malt flavours a palate pleaser taste of bitter sweet and fizz smooth lasting flavours
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Voldby, DK.
Amber with small head. Aroma of malt with notes of orange. Flavor is much alcohol with sweet caramel
NMC01 (69) - DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Sweet cookie-like malty and grainy flavour, and a fair amount of hops. The alcohol is noticeable though tolerable in spite of the fact that it holds 17.6% ABV and this beer is truely winish and a dedicated long drink. Very nicely carbonated for this thick barley wine and that suites this vigourisly strong "wine" well.
pharkanklaus (34) - KBH N, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Golden red and slight hazy. The surface tension reveals that this beer has quite a bit of sweetness to balance its alcohol.
smell is deep with sweet, fruity aromas, port and damped spices that makes you crave for a sip.
The alcohol is remarkably well hid in the nose as well as in the mouthfeel (for such a young and strong barleywine.
The taste explosion is incredible and demands your full attention. It has portwine features. It is a beer that should be sipped.
The best barley wine i’ve had.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cider-red with near nonexistent head. Aroma of caramel-apple and sweet molasses booze. Taste big sweet caramel and fruit blast with biting booze in finish. I can feel myself get drunker with every sip.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(on bottle, very genorously open at around 10, on a simple friday by Mads in his shop) Golden orange and a very fast disapearing, white head. The alcohol hits at first and then a heavy lash of rotten ochards and chewing gum. It´s overwhelming and the lack of malt to balance the massive hopping and alcohol volume, the beer get´s way over the top for me. Waiting, maybe the beer would grow more complex, but no, too many edges in this baby.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. Intense - almost herbal - hop aroma. Fairly solid body with the carbonation being a little low. Intense caramel, again almost herbal, cough syrupy with the massive hoppiness almost vanishing under the sugary sweetness and the burning alcohol. Definitely a sipper - hard to drink and hard to digest. 080110