BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours out a clear amber with very little head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Flavor is much the same... good, but not very complex. The mouthfeel is nice, not too syrupy. Overall this is pretty good, but not among the best barley wines I’ve had.
ansalon (2733) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Akkurat. Pours light ruby with a large frothy white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, rye bread, figs and dates. Taste is medium sweet, very English in execution. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
TorbenJensen (1439) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very fragrant Barley with thin foam. It smells warm and pleasant caramel malt, fruit and easy alcohol. Taste of ripe fruit (peach and plum) and has a great round, gentle and rich malt flavor. Despite the high alcohol strength lies alcohol only in wait, destroying in any way the pleasant fruit which is this barleys main taste. As all Barleys this will probably be much better over the years, but as a young Barley it is surprisingly good.
LearninBeer (460) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Been sitting on this for years. The aroma is sweet, some raisin, licorice. Pours a cloudy copper/brown with a large off white head fully diminishing, no lacing. The taste is bitter. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and abrupt. Not bad, probably aged a little too long.
Leini (1737) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2016 330ml bottle. Clear amber body with a minimal white head. Caramel, honey, figs, grass and dark sugars. Finishes a bit dry.
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours light amber with minimal head, albeit high carbonation. Rum and herbal spices in aroma and taste. Some "faulty" phenols in finish. The high ABV is not warranted by taste.
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deanso (8285) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from my beer cellar. 2009 vintage I think.
Hazy amber pour. Thin off white head. Pretty good. Noticable alcohol but nice.
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle, 2002 vintage.
Where: At Halle´s.
Appearance: Light brown colour with lots of yeast sediment. Minimal head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body, very little carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, dried fruit, some hops, caramel.
tderoeck (7806) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: VII/2014 - 2007 vintage (2013-1185) Thanks to Nisse666 for the trade!
Clear orange to amber beer, small aery irregular yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: toast, caramel, honey, bit dusty, walnuts. The ageing has taken it’s toll, and it already starts in the nose. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of caramel, honey, bit sugary, very fruity, hints of sherry, orange peel, but also some chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, sweet malts, honey, little sourish, spices, some aniseed, caramel. It’s a nice beer, but was probably much better a bit fresher. The best by date is a lie! :p
abemorsten (3502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml shared bottle. Vintage 2007. Clear clear caramel colored body with a white rim. Sprucy raisin on the nose. Notes of dog fodder in the mouth. Pungent sweet and bitter. May have passed it’s prime.
gunnar (7594) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, 2007 Vintage. Pours clear dark golden, no head. Aroma is malty, deep dark fruits, raisins and plums. Taste is sweet, plums and raisins, fodder, strange but good.