Linnet (1091) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Go big or go home, this brew obviously should have gone home.. A mess of syrupy malts, tired hops and boozy, not even worth to down quickly, another letdown from Mohawk..
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Best before 2015-11-01, T 232
Dark amber color, clean, with small head, not persistent. Caramel aroma, some hop, maybe fruity, not convincing (6.5). Good malt and caramel flavor, but the body is too lean, and less sweet than a typical Barley Wine, it’s therefore easier to drink, nevertheless not on style; quite strong bitterness, not overwhelming, with mostly a resiny character, and not much fruits; the alcohol tickles the tongue in the end.
Good, without impressing; balanced and clean.
Probably not suitable for aging; probably better moved to another style (American Strong).
Vighals (1005) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rødbrun klar med tynt lys beige skum. Malt, karamell og rosinlukt. Medium søt, medium - bitterhet, kjenner alkoholen. lite kullsyre. Kort ettersmak
sneakychi (64) - - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"None see-through" but kinda clear, ruby red liquid. With really small white-ish head. The aroma is quite anonymous but makes me think of barley like Dark Crystal, some sweet fruits and some alcohol. Taste is sweet, a little bitterness (should be 80 IBUs). Nice soft, medium mouth feel. Was expecting something more like Bigfoot or Old Ruffian, but this was still pleasant!
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, raisins, hops.
Taste is very sweet with caramel and alcohol. Medium to full body. Sweet warming finish with slight bitterness.
VsXsV (2175) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear deep copper liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, bread, toffee, dried fruit, raw sugar, alcohol, toast and light fruity yeast esters. Taste is light to medium sweet and medium bitter with notes of toast, alcohol, bread, citrus and toffee. Nice malt base. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Undercarbonated and a bit boozy, could use more hop punch as well. Otherwise, nice.
Sawbones79 (19) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells far more boozy than it tastes. Excellent balance between the sweet raisin notes of the malt and the generous fruity hops. Pleasantly warm alcohol finish. Good!
ep2021 (29) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2013
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
luktar en aning för mycket spya för att vara behaglig. Smakar dock aningen bättre. Lättdrucken barley wine med fin balans. Möjligen lite för lättdrucken.
BeerSkull (1234) - SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of sweet caramel, raisins and hops. Nicely balanced fragrance. The taste is brutal malt, raisins, brown sugar and alcohol.
Frovigalning (2928) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2013 Bottle from Systembolaget. Sweet malty smell. Similar taste with some sugar and brandy in the background. Im surprised that I didn’t find any noticeable hop aroma. Another weird thing is that it felt aged already even though it should be quite young.