Kronebryg (1123) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little head, deep golden colour. Hoppy nose with sweet red grapefruit, spruce and dry apricot. sugary! Nice with that typical Mikkel hoppy touch. Semifull body and good length. Tasting very sweet with sugar and apricot and a fine hoppy exit. Very fine and ready to drink now.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper color with a beige head. Aroma is quite hoppy with lots of fruity notes grapefruit, peach, sweet citrus fruits, some earthy notes, toffee and caramel malt. The flavor is quite hoppy to with lots of grapefruit, sweet citrus fruits, peach, some pine and earthy notes, I also get some sweet caramelized sugary notes, toffee, caramel and sweet malt. The body is medium to full, with a dry and oily mouth feel. Overall a really interesting Barley Wine.
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a nice little pale tan head. Hazy golden-brown in color. Aromas full of american hops, fruity tones.
Some caramell sweetness to balance the heavy hops. Slightly soapy.
The alcohol is clearly present which gives it a warming fell to it. Lightly astringent.
When I drank it the first time, I thought it was a Imp. IPA because the hops were so dominating. I reckon that a bottle of this ale will be very nice after 1-2 years of additional aging.
alexanderj (3378) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottles; poured a rich auburn like color with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, earth, caramel and hints of alcohol and vanilla. Flavor was pretty straightforward. Alcohol present, but not overwhelming. Caramel, fruit, earth, hints of grape and vanilla. Not phenomenal, but good.
SimplySike (1046) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 2013-04-01
Pours hay amber/red with white head.
Aroma grapefruit, peach, lots of fruits, honey.
Taste honey sweet, bitters, complex, bitter finish.
Awesome beer, complex, feels great.
On tab at the gainsbar in kortrijk. Clear amber white head. Aroma of hops honey flowers. Taste is bitter some sweets complex really good.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap@Schouskjelleren, Oslo. Near-clear red shaded golden brown. Two fingers of creamy yellow-blond head. Fruity aroma, citrus fruits and tropical. Some bread and caramel, and some herbal, spicy and soapy sidenotes.
Sweet bready and caramelly malt flavor. Sharpish vegetal bitterness. Notes of tinned fruits and alcohol. Soapy spice notes. Light astringent mouthfeel. Full-bodied. Warming, hoppy and spicy finish. A pretty good beer, not in the same league as the other Goops, in my opinion.
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with MrBunn. Pours dark orange with aromas of pine and faint citrus. Pretty good scent of laundry soap too. Taste is about the same. Fairly anticlimactic. Good but not great.
jacobus1745 (9) - edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lovely appearance, orangey red with a little haze.
Quite fruity but a bit too syrupy for my taste. Pleasant enough but its taste belies its strength.
Rune (8900) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
200ml, draught at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri. Near-white, stable head leaving nice rings of lace to the glassware. Orange-amber coloured body with a slight haze. Malt-fruity-herbal nose. Blended flavour profile of dark malts, dried fruits and mild dark spices. Solid lingering, bitter finish. Foamy in the mouth. Full bodied with integrated alcohol. A treat to drink this one (Oslo, 28.02.2012).
BMan1113VR (7894) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a deep coppery-orange hued body with a massive off-white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are hoppy with notes of floral, citrus and grassy. Some spicy notes possibly from the malt, estery, jammy, chestnuts, nutty, marzipan and molasses. Flavors are tea like, citrus, herbal, bready. Alcohol presence is noted. Overall a pleasant marmalade character. Alcohol is there but not too warming or harsh. Thick bodied, fuller carbonation, lasting bitterness with some resin. A bit sticky. That said, this is not the most drinkable beer ever with its stickiness and bitterness. Hard to split a 750 to ways.