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.
Odysseyalien (33) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another delicious barleywine. Mikkeller has done a nice take on the American barleywine. Really tasty treat and while this is difficult to find in the Norhtern NJ/New York City I won’t hesitate to pick another up when I see it.
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.
danbierman (20) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color with a very small white head. Smells very boozy with lots of citrus notes, possibly apricot or tangerine. Taste confirms the smell, strong citrus flavor with a very boozy finish, i guess that’s to be expected from an 18.5% ABV beer. The alcohol flavor becomes even more apparent as the beer warms. Overall a solid release from Mikkeller but very different from your traditional Barley Wine.
Vinzents (18) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
10 cl sample at Copenhagen Beer Festival. Dark with a sweet taste and rich flavor.
Cannile (15) - California, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
To be honest with you, I hate these "beer rating" websites, I feel they overshadow the real gems that are out there with "top beers" bias when consumers are in front of that beer selection looking to make a purchase, especially in this smart-phone-saturated day and age. But, because I finally opened this on-a-whim purchase that I made well over a year ago, I figured I’d provide a review. Pours a fairly-clear (but not filtered) gold color, low-mild carbonation, mild lacing upon swirling. Smells of booze, tons of caramel, vanilla, spice, and a hint of dark fruit. Light-medium body. Tastes as it smells. There is a little heat after swallowing, but that comes with anything 18.5% abv. Stellar stuff. Take my advice ..... share this bottle with a friend, do not drink this entire bottle by yourself like I have.
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opened after 1.5 years of cellaring, Pour is a Cloudy, Hazy, Murky Brown with almost non-existent carbonation and no head. Aroma is sweet earthy fruit, caramel, bubble-gum & hops. Flavour is similar with lots of fruit, dates, orange, caramel, apple and hops. texture is slightly oily and defiantly full bodied. this beer has a sweet warming astringent alcohol finish and is enjoyable
Celest (9) - - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
too strong, however a very big barleywine, malty caramel alchoolic taste. warm!
kobawata (1) - 千代田区, JAPAN - SEP 9, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
taset is better but appearance is not good. taste and palate are likes vermot.