Meilby (10970) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml (Batch #474) @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white to tan head. Aroma has notes of smoke, chocolate and caramel. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter with a light dry smokey finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.5l bottle @ Henrik, Bergen. Have been looking forward to tasting this for quite a time now. Pours a near black body with a red hue with a thin - almost non-excising head. Aroma: smoked malts, dark chocolate, brandy and liqueur. Full bodied. Hints of coffee, dark fruits, cocoa and warming alcohol with a smoky finish. Totally impressed over how nice this was! Is it perhaps any way we can have two or even three suntrurn-days a year?
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle. Very dark ruby, perhaps a bit hazy, with a creamy, porous tan head. Aroma: dried fruits, port, smoke, malty and sweet, with some candy and sweet licorice. Taste: lots of dried fruits: raisins, figs, dates; malty, smoky, peaty, salami, port, and hints of chocolate liqueur. Medium bitter with warming alcohol. Full-bodied, almost creamy or moussy mouthfeel. Nice and different barley wine.
Sledutah (7063) - Utah, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle shared by Doug, thanks man
Appearance: Dark mahogany with a nice beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Light smokiness, dark fruits and sweet malts
Taste: Roasted malts, rye, chocolate and some bourbon
Very nice. Not much smokiness, more of a barley wine than smoked beer.
douglas88 (8457) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet fruity barley wine nose, some hops and herbal notes. The flavor is very nice; rich strong fruitiness, caramel, dust, light smoke. This is a barley wine or a traditional ale not a smoked. Very smooth, slightly hot.
HonusWagner (2127) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A thick, rich, warming barley wine with great smokiness and roasted grains characteristics in the nose. Chocolate, modest sweetness, very delicate smoke flavors. Moderate finishing bitterness. A very awesome beer.
gyllenbock (7995) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a small, creamy head. Sweet aroma and taste of smoke, licorice, malt, dark bread, nuts and caramel. A different beer, difficult to define. Thick mouth feel and not that much carbonation. Interesting, would like to try this again.
ekstedt (6527) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Dark brown, medium beige head. Smokey and caramelly aroma. Well balanced.
chrisv10 (15516) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Murky dark brown/amber with small tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, sweet, fruit and smoke.
baggio (334) - norrtälje, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apperance: Ruby red with a wee, beige, head.
Aroma: Caramel, Smoke, Berries, Brown sugar.
Taste: Smoked meat, Dark Caramel, Rye bread, Hint of berries and leather.
Palate: Smoke is present but dominating this brew that has a solid malt backbone. Feels balanced. Low carbonation.
This went down really easily with some smooked cheese. A really pleasant smoked barleywine where the smoke doesn’t take up to much space.