Melker (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 2011 vintage. Amber colour, small off-white head which disappears quickly.
Lovely aroma of caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits, cinnamon and bread. Complex taste. Sweet malts, maybe a bit smokey. Bitter aftertaste...
2010 vintage (2013 march): Sweeter, more fruits, less caramel. Less bitterness than 2011. Aroma reminds me a lot of port wine. Enjoyable but I prefer 2011.
CarlJonas (231) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark amber colour, medium size off-white head with decent retention. Aroma of pear brandy and biscuits. Malty and sweet with a little sting from the alcohol and a slight bitterness in the finish. Medium to full mouthfeel. Medium to low carbonation. Could be a little heftier, but this is a really good English style barley wine
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hygglig. Lite väl mycket smak av julöl för min del . Humlen överröstas av karamell och vin
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Ktwse (3631) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB, 2012 edition. Pours medium brown with a light reddish hue, clear, with a light tan medium head. Looks lovely. Aroma is quite fresh with grass and hay, then caramel malt, dough, nuts, banana, and just a hint of toffee. Taste is perfectly balanced between a nice bitter and a very pleasant sweet that last through the start and all the way to the - slightly too abrupt - finish. Body is medium to full, creamy AND slightly sticky, with low carbonation. As far as I can remember, the 2011 was better, but this is still a very nice barley wine.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber in color with an off-white head. Nose is sweet toffee and dark fruits with a nice bit of brown sugar and caramel. A hint of alcohol as well as a light citrus peel hop aroma. The flavor is on the sweet side with very little hop character or bitterness. Plenty of malty sweetness. Very nice brown sugar, caramel, and toffee with a bit of dark stone fruit mixed in.
bergstaden (2158) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head - nice malty aroma with some caramel and dark fruits - nice good malt body with caramel and dark fruits with some alcohol in the back - Lingering malt and some nice alcohol heat in the finish - This was real good
mansquito (4937) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Akkurat, Stockholm bottle: Pours red with no head. Aroma is honey, candy, and cake and all sorts of other sweet stuff. Beer has a boozy honey taste. It is indeed very sweet. In effect, it is a pretty standard booze-filled barley wine. Not really my favourite style, but it was my brother who had order this fine brew.
Beer5000 (5721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival 2012. Dark golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of dry fruit, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, dry fruit, caramel malt, warming alcohol and balanced bitterness. Fine body and a long and sweet aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nothing really extraordinary here, but definitively well made and a pleasant sipper.
avantdagare (187) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 edition. 2 finger beige head that sank to 5mm, amber body. Nose: Caramel, madeira, figs and raisins. Aroma: Caramel, raisins, figs, madeira and brown-sugar. Vineous. Some hop bitterness still present. I love this bottle-size (250ml) for beer with high alcohol-content.
Lilja (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här gott årgång 2009. Smak av fikon, karamell, marsipan. Rund och krämig, fin sötma med en tydlig beska på slutet.