faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mahogny red colour. Sweet caramel, roasty, dark fruit, alcoholic aroma. Very sweet, caramel, alcohol, dark fruit, smokish with liquorice, spiced flavour.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle-pours a tan head and amber/brown color. Aroma is sweet, syrupy medium malt, medium/dark fruit-prune, licorice/molasses, alcohol/boozy-rum/scotch, woody. Taste is sweet, syrupy medium malt, medium/dark fruit-prune, licorice/molasses, alcohol/quite boozy-rum/scotch, woody/spicy hops. OK carbonation. Kind of an English Strong Ale. Sipping. Not my taste and on the fringe for the style.
TBone (9999) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled vintage 2006.
Clear dark ruby red, steady small brown head. Toffeish, caramelly, dark fruits, burnt malts in the nose. Soft, liquerish palate. Toffee, roasted malts, some licorice. Brandy-like warming alcohol in the aftertaste.
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
Pours a beautiful deep mahogany with a small fizzy beige head that quickly disappears. Aroma is great, with port, raisins, overripe plums, light hops and a touch of chocolate. Seems quite vinious. Strong oily mouthfeel, low carbonation. Flavour is very rounded, lots of dark cloying sweetness with Belgian sugars, raisins, plums and light chocolate appearing. Vinious, yes, but not as powerful as the aroma suggests. Very mellow, great for sipping (watchign Fulham-Chelsea right now, 1-0). A very wonderful BW, I think Kolding Vinhandel has another 2005 bottle - I should buy that!
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
7th July 2008. Dark brown clear beer. Very strongly flavoured. Brandy and port tones. Quite effervescent. Dry spirity finish. No bitterness.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy dark red with a small but lasting head in a quite unusual orange tan colour. All the right barleywine aroma notes, dates and figs, bready malt, port and some berries. Sweet and malt heavy flavour, and very vineous, full body and warming alcohol. Classic all the way.
Pinball (9670) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
rating # 1000
bottle from ølbutikken. vintage 2004, tasted jan.2009.
poured a cloudy brown with almost no head.
aroma of aged beer, port wine, alc.
flavor is strong. malty, figs, dark fruits, alc. flavors are nicely blended together. not my kind of beer, but i’ve got to appreciate the complexity and wellroundedness. I will get my hands on a 2008 vintage and try again, adjust my score if i like the not-so-aged version better. My main complaint is the aroma, too much old beer and old booze in that aroma.
Maria (9570) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, red mahogany. The aroma is vinous with notes of dark fruits, raisin, caramel and cake. The mouthfeel is oily. The flavour is wonderful with notes of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, bread/cookie, fruit (raisin, plum) and its vinous. What a nice beer!!!
HenrikSoegaard (9148) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Creamy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and bitter vinius flavor. Average moderate bitter cloying finish. Very alcoholic. Oily palate. Boring Barley wine.
bhensonb (8995) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 bottle. Deep reddish amber color. Little head. Something of a cooked raisin aroma. And malt. A dark malt (not chocolate) flavor. Perhaps a bit plummy. There is sugar. Not so much as Lagunitas Brown Shugga, but more sweet than bitter. However, the hops are there, and they come out in the finish. It makes a strong statement. The alcohol becomes noticeable after a few minutes. Definitely not a session ale. Do not drink this and drive.