davidm (1873) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from the local taphouse shop. Great taste, malt-driven. Aromas of caramel, toffee, cherry, and spice. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a thin head.
Foffern (995) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle enjoyed by the traditional midsummer bonfire on the beautiful Kjerringøy, Norway under the midtnight sun. Vintage 2007. Has a hazy brownish amber colour with small yellowish head. Flavours of leather, wood, licorice and caramel. A nice balanced flavour with a fantastic sweet taste along with liqueur, more dried fruit, leather, pine and some alcohol. Rich and soft mouthfeel, and a light bitterness. This was a really good barley wine!
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours mahogany/brown with small head. Aroma is dark fruits, caramel, nuts, toffee. Taste is very sweet with figs, raisins, caramel, hazelnuts, some vine notes, some vanilla and also some alcohol. Medium-light bitterness, high sweetness, soft carbon, oily texture, big mouthfeel.
esp0r (1613) - NORWAY - JUL 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 vintage bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
A slow gusher, pours dark brown, small head thatt falls down to a thin lace on the rim. Smells of dark fruits, raisins, nuts, caramel and toffee. Heavy sweet, caramel, hints of vanilla, liquorice and dark syrup. Medium bitter finish, dark fruits and some resins. Medium body, soft carbonation, very oily texture.
What a superb barleywine! Complex with dark fruits and caramel together as a complex desert wine. Very high abv without the boozy feel, very elegant hidden. A bottle to share with good friends; and though it’s a cliche, it really would be a nice one to have at the fire place a cold winter night...
Lilja (1236) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En liten goding. Doftar syrligt och av vanilj. Smak av fikon, karamell, honung. Söt och med en tydlig beska.
brnandersen (1379) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
40 cl. bottle from IRMA-supermarket. Poured in to a snifter. Murky, red-brown colour with a small, fast fading white head. "Big beer" aroma with caramel malts, lots of resin hops, blue cheese-style yeasts and a bit tingling in the nose from the alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, also has an aged, oak note to it. Full body with a thick feel, flat carbonation. Long lasting complex finish with somewhat sour cherries (!), caramel malts, oak and resin hops. A good BW from Nørrebro, one of their best brews.
zvikar (2518) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
ng at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Pours opaque orange to slightly brown with a small head, aroma of malt, cinnamon, cherries, flavor of honey, dates, wood, wine, alcohol, cherry notes, lively carbonation, medium to full bodied, nice
kerenmk (1589) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Pours reddish brown, fast dissolving foam and no head. Wine, yeast, a little alcoholic, berry and dried figs. Deep, sweet alcoholic taste, cherry too. Heavy body, hardly any carbonation, long, cherry finish.
DSG (4715) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at beerandbeyond farewell tasting at Dagan’s place. Thanks avrashi. Murky reddish brown. Aroma of malt, dark fruits, vinous and oaky notes and alcohol. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, cookies, dark fruits, light sourish notes, wood, vinous notes and alcohol in the finish. Full-bodied. Interesting but too boozy.
ABS (343) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown, no head. Malt and wineous nose. Thick. Low carbonation. Malt, wineous and alcohol aromas. Sour. Ok, but not my style.