NMC01 (70) - 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 (25083) - 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
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber coloured with almost no head - small off white ring. Aroms of fruity hops, caramel, sweat, burned rubber and some alcohol. Flavours of sweet malt, syrup, caramel, resin, warming alcohol, orange fruit and a nice bitter kick at the end. Not as boozy as expected. Well done.
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was better than expected and perhaps the best Barley Wine i’ve tasted. The look is sleightly hazy amber with a medium tan bubbling head. The aroma strikes me hard with extremly powerfull citrus hop notes, blood orange and mandarine. The suprising thin about this beer is how smooth the flavor is, considering the abv. It is extremly sugery sweet bit when paired with the enormous bitterness, its quite allright. Really nice zipper!
Mallucci (32) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Una birra ambrata sfumata con una testa color Panna arancione. L’aroma è molto luppolata - agrumata su un corpo leggermente maltato e caramellato. Il sapore è dolce con note forti di malto, alcol, e agrumate così come le note medio di zucchero e caramello, portando ad un finale secco, amaro, e zuccherino.
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden, amber, colour with a very short lasting off-white head. Aroma is plenty of hops, caramel, malt. Taste is very good, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long alcoholic finish.
Pinball (10931) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark amber, smooth offwhite yellowish thick head.
aroma is prickly strong boozy, flowery hops, eggyolk, malts, quite strong aroma but not very flavorfull. lots of punch.
flavor is sweet malty, faint hoppy, boozy, but less boozy than 17.6% for sure, faint citric note. orange. Need some time to adjust to such a high abv, but the beer itself is a good very sweet barley wine with some hops to balance.