UDBeernut (1720) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours translucent burnt sienna. Yeah, whipping out my box of crayolla crayons on this one, minimal head. Toffee and nutty nose. Taste is sweet malt, more caramel, toffee. Big full chewy body. Mild booze burn on finish. This is an old school barley wine. Like pre TI-82 calculator old school.
sunevdj (3176) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at T & M’s. Pours a clear golden with a small white head. Sweet with some dryness. Aromas hay and hints of Belgian yeasts. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sweet and dry finish.
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - Tasting with Mette, Sune & Jørgen. Clear dark amber - white head. Bitterness. Amber malts. Fruity. Barley. Ok light sweetness. Tea. Herbal. Citrus. Marzipan. Light tobacco. Lovely.
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Theis & Mette.
Hazy amber colored with a medium sized white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, bread and hops with notes of dried fruits.
Fruity flavor of caramel, dried fruits, hops and grass.
SamTheBarrel (452) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked and caked brown bottle, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque dark orange with a medium sized beige head that reduced quickly, leaving a little lacing on the glass. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel and dried apricots. Flavours of grapefruit, caramel, dried apricots and a hint of syrup loaf. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied, smooth texture and average carbonation. Overall a good beer but for a Barley Wine it somewhat lacks character and complexity.
abergdahl (43) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ok this is the last one for tonight.. Aroma is very pleasant but hard to describe. Somewhat hazy, thin top and amber towards orange color.
TASTE .. Real good apricot, hints of wine, not much booze taste, which is good, balance between booze and sweet is almost perfect.. Nice feel when you drink it, sparkles bait in mouth and throat.
Barley wine often goes well with cheese and this one delivers on that as well..
Almost can’t stop drinking it, good stuff!
larsniclas (5613) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Amber with a white head.
Nuts, apricots, grassy hops in both aroma and flavour.
Sweet and vinous.
VictorStr (1289) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kraftfull och aromatisk barley wine. Väldigt balanserad i smaken trots ABVn. Fyllig kropp.
wihlan (258) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska hamnmästaren - klar bärnstensfärgad. Med en härlig maltig doft med en hint av parfym. Underbar smak. Tydlig beska och maltig sötma.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
chinchill (1879) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared 750 l bottle.
Slightly hazy deep amber with a good head.
Modestly strong aroma followed by a much richer and more complex flavor. Great balance, as barrel aging effects meld with a generous load of mostly medium roast malts and a precise level of hopping.
O: highly recommended.
slowrunner77 (2109) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. I dug it. 4.2-4.3 range. Still more citric than usual for a barleywine, but not as IPA like as the Deschutes version was fresh. A little mustier aroma, still ample citrus and pine. Caramel backdrop. Lighter in color and body still, but drank super smooth. As good as it was, North Coast makes Old Stock, a world beater, for less...so most likely a one timer."