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Nils Oscar Barley Wine (-2010)

Formerly brewed at Nils Oscar
Style: Barley Wine
Nyköping, Sweden
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Translation from website: "A beer with a strong, and obvious sweetness. Drink it now, or why not save it a couple of years? It will only improve with time."

This classic hearty ale started out a gold medal winner in the Swedish Homebrewing Championships in 1993, and went on to win gold in the World Beer Cup in 2000. A little something to see you through the longest darkest night.

Skyview's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5282) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Sampled during Cellars Wine & Spirits Wednesday evening beer tasting in St Paul, Minnesota. Pours a medium semi-clear amber brew with a creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates to a fine film and light white ring. Aroma of light raisins, a touch of honey, caramel malt, a touch of cloves and yeast. Taste is full bodied, light carbonation with flavors of light raisin, brown sugar, a touch of herbal spice, caramel malt and some toffee. Finish has a nice alcohol warmth with aftertaste flavors of light toffee, brown sugar and some raisin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1100) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber body with a minimal white head. Caramel, honey, figs, grass and dark sugars. Finishes a bit dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hoppsan (151) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6103) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
33cl Bottle from my beer cellar. 2009 vintage I think. Hazy amber pour. Thin off white head. Pretty good. Noticable alcohol but nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (4416) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5642) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3043) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5999) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (3136) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
Flaske, 2007-årgangen, på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): åh, denne lekre aromaen av rosiner, svisker og portvin. MEN: null skum, litt vandig i munnen og ettersmaken. Har nok tapt seg engod del.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle sampled in 2009. Unclear dark orange body with a rather fast disappearing off-white head. Aroma is dominated by malt that feels sweet with a pleasant degree of oxidation and warming alcohol. Still a bit weak. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and Sherry type of alcohol. Fine body and medium aftertaste. Nice but there is more to be done here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (6080) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2013
Grazie Alex ’02 ambrato carico poca schiuma mielosa bel maltato amaro in secondo pianolieve liquor forse torbato

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