yespr (28663) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 34.1 cL bottle (no. 6612). Pours slight hazy orange with a little head. Aroma is malty with a wineous alcohol note, which takes some dried fruit with it. Flavour is cane sugar, malty, roasted, and clearly alcohol warming into a dry finish.
Ungstrup (27689) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An orange beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet malty, while the flavor is more complex with notes of alcohol and malt, as well as a slight touch of hops - just enough to give it a dry hoppy end. The alcohol gives a slight burn.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 34,1 cl) Courtesy of presario. Bottle #6612, vintage 2005. Slightly hazy, warm amber golden with a nice, off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel and overripe fruit. Very rich and full body with lots of caramel and fruit - overripe fruit. The mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Some hops in the finish. 200507
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful stone bottle from Kensington Wine Market Beer, Calgary
Hazy light amber color, the head reduces to a thin layer. It has a nice aroma of barley, at times reminding a Bock; later, almonds come to mind. Good body, with strong caramel flavor and fairly good bitterness, but still concentrated on the sweetness; maybe a touch of sweet vanilla too. Not vibrant, but solid; again between a classic barley wine and a doppelbock.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Ceramic flip-top bottle, Batch No. 09-669-673, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear golden body with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, pepper, leather, and cherry. Flavor of caramel, grass, herbs, and maple with a syrupy mouthfeel.
argo0 (11094) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(341ml, 2004 vintage, No. 1504) Hazy golden body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses, maple, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, molasses, caramel, maple, some herbal. Some alcohol in the finish. Medium-full body with some syrup, though at times it seems a bit thin. Also, flavor loses its roundedness as it warms.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 29, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 554, courtesy Doug Shoemaker - cheers!
Light golden-amber colour. Small amount of yeast in suspension. Very low carbo - looks dead. Aroma is appley (not acedaldehyde), honeyish and lightly spicy (nutmeg). Strong alcohol presence up front makes the beer quite peppery and dry. This sits overtop of honey-sweet pale malts like a sumo wrestler on a midget. Slightly thick body. I’ve only had a couple of pale barley wines but I don’t really see the appeal, especially without hops, as you only get a one-dimensional malt flavour rather than a multidimensional one.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Name: Barley Wine
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy dark copper, frothy beige head, streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a balancing earthyness,
Flavor: lots of rich fruity flavor, nice dark caramel sweetness, sticky sweetness begins to emerge, earthyness keeps it balanced,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Travlr (9869) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2008 version courtesy of CaptainCougar, thanks! Murky amber color, almost flat. Aroma of sweet lightly toasted caramel. Taste is sweet caramel and butterscotch.
Lubiere (9035) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2005 vintage. Red copper ale with no head. Sweet caramel and raisin in aroma. Dry malts in mouth, with light caramel notes, raisins, and pleasant floral hops. Smooth alcohol warmth. Nice canadian BW. Enjoyed at YEHa!05 Christmas Party on Dec. 17th, 2005.