adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Burgundy body with a small white head that quickly disappears. Very candy sweet malty nose with hints of raisins and cherries, also with mild hops. Very sweet, red fruity and malty body. Quite strong flavor that’s initially fruity with the hops and bitterness following through on the finish along with a lot of booze. Definitely a sipper. [2010 Vintage]
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown with medium off white head. Vinious aroma with plums, prunes and dates. Sweet flavor overripe fruits, caramel, chocolate and port notes.
shrubber85 (10357) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Woody toffee malt, cherry, and hay aroma. Hazy orange-brown color with small head. Sweet apple/cherry, toffee malt, and bitter hay/alcohol flavor. Body kind of light.
faroeviking (10284) - 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.
Maria (10214) - 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!!!
pivnizub (10020) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:Deep chestnut-amber coloured, almost clear, small and quite stable off-white foamy layer; solid sweet-bitter nose of raisins and further dried fruits plus caramel plus mild traces of alcohol; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, not so soft; caramelly and - as expected - fruity finish balanced by some dry hops. A bit alcoholic, but nevertheless a pleasant winter-warmer…
rosenbergh (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. 2010 vintage. From Sweden. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark reddish brown colour with small tan head.
Aroma is dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and could it be touch of alcohol.
Chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, malt, caramel, bitter hops and sugar in flavour. Warming nicely. Balanced and rich. Surprisingly easy to drink.
Stuu666 (9986) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL. Pours a deep, beautiful red with a modest tan head that settles down to a thin film. Nose is very musty with some dark fruits, candied figs, vanilla extract, caramel, and sherry. Taste is more woody than expected with some caramel, vanilla, figs, and floral hops. Slight alcohol burn going down. A solid barleywine- would be nice to age this to get that initial alcohol burn a little mellowed out.
kermis (9980) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Deanso. Brown pour with small tan head. aroma is sweet dark fruits, Leather and toffee. Flavour is strong dark fruit and raisins with a sweet alcohol finish.