tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, enjoyed almost 4 years after bottling. Pours clear golden, with a short lived creamy head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with grain, toffee and heather as well as kandi, wood, dried fruits and massive herbal cognac notes. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet grainy malts with bread, chocolate, toffee, honey and banoffee pie, as well as dried fruits and some hot and very fitting cognac and vanilla notes. Dark malty chocolate in the finish. Very smooth and balanced, especially considering the ABV. Splendid brew.
simont1 (533) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015
A – Clear yellow with a weak head.
S – Loads of alcohol, a bit wood, sweet. filled with apricot and figs,. lightly tart
T – Taste is very sweet very filling, almonds, pear, apricot and caramel. Super balanced while boozy.
M – Very very light and nice fizzy champagne bubbles.
O – One of the very best Barley Wines I’ve tried, but I’m a big fan of all the Big Worsters, except maybe the raspberry and blueberry edition.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a little sediment and an off-white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, sugar, and alcohol - with an alcoholic finish. Way too boozy.
Zita (6007) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBF; sweet fruit alcohol aroma,amber, hazy, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, very harmonic alcoholic finish.
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
klar kobberfarge med et lite beige skum. Aroma av malt, mørk frukt, cognaq, treverk og alkohol. Smaken føler aroma, men her er det brunt sukker, tørket frukt og alkoholen er mer fremtredende. Lang ettersmak og bra fylde.
Stuu666 (9543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Sickly sweet caramel nose, smooth raisin date taste, alcohol, sherry like.
Hansen (8248) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
CBF 2014. (Noted as having 18,7% abv). Yellow coloured and hazy. Has no head. Heavy sweet aroma, almost like marzipan and warming alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet, sugar, wine, heavy alcohol.
Ktwse (3662) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours murky brownish amber with low off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, butterscotch, cognac barrels (indeed) and, well, booze. Taste is incredibly sweet and somewhat boozy with a distinct flavor of caramel and pears. Warming, sweet lingering finish. Thick and creamy body with nearly flat carbonation.
SlackerMads (2689) - DENMARK - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a medium sized diminishing frothy off white head. Nose has notes of sweet sherry, alcohol, toasted malt. Flavor follows along the same lines with some white sugar, oak, figs, caramel. All together reminds me a bit of Bols Advocaat, and that is messed up. Plenty sweet and robust body, but not outright boozy. Warming for sure, but soft and smooth and makes for a really good sipper. Some beast.
VsXsV (3818) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light hazy deep amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, wort, raw sugar, toffee, wood, cognac, vanilla, caramel and sweet alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee, dried fruit, wood, vanilla and cognac. Medium bodied with low carbonation with viscous liquid. Really nice but overpowering.