yngwie (14764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A copper-colored beer, clear, and topped by a dense but small, off-white to beige head. Lovely nose, although it’s a bit buttery, but with enough bready scents to make me think of a freshly baked dark rye bread with real butter. Some dried fruits and a touch of fresh fruits, higher alcohols and sugary sweetness too. It’s full-bodied and warming, and with an appropriate carbonation level. The flavor has dried fruits, dark bread, buttery caramel notes, alcohol and a little bitterness, enough bitterness to bring some balance, even though it’d definitely on the sweet side. Long, warming, sweet and caramel tasting finish. I wouldn’t mind drinking more of this one, not at all. 101009
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours golden orange with a small off-white head.Aroma of freshly baked bread , a little bit butter ,grassy hops, some sherry notes and nutty malt.Flavor is sweet malt and warming alcohol with a nice moderate bitterness.Full to medium body ,soft carbonation.Delightful aroma and a good but somewhat one dimensional flavor makes a very nice barley wine.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish/amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma: malty, sweet, caramel, dried fruit, honey, almonds. Flavor: very malty & sweet, vinous, caramel, nuts, licorice, dried fruit, toasted malt, light alcohol, balanced bitterness. A very nice, sweet, english style barley wine.
abemorsten (3073) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 0,25 l bottle at Black & Brown, Stockholm 8.9.2010.
Short lived tanned film on murky deep orange body.
Sweet, alcohol, dried figs & dates on the nose.
Heavy sweet, alcoholic, flavors with figs clearly present throughout the drink.
Full body; dry; gentle carbonation.
Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
250ml bottle, trade with Omhper. Off-white to light brownish head containing lots of small dimples. Satisfying retention. Near clear, ruby-red body. Deep aroma of dried and dark fruits like apricot and plums. Figs, raisin, almond, dark malts and other goodies in a rich taste profile offset by a lingering bitter tail. Dangerously easy to drink (Tromsø, 11.09.2010).
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2011 Draught, vintage 2008. Orange to reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma: port, raisins. Taste: honey, dried fruit, licorice, very malty, quite a high bitterness, and some alcohol. Full and creamy mouthfeel. A nice barley wine, and my favourite from Nynäshamn.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2011 25cl, Vintage 2009, exclusive Swedish brew, thx to Pressklubben Stockholm!, complex brew, not too heavy, very balanced, clear, small head, very good brew
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Small head that settles very fast. Hazy amber appearance. Powerful sweet malty aroma with tonnes of raisins and other misc dried, also a whole bunch of honey and some mixed fruity notes. A little bit oily mouthfeel but not oily as I like my barley wines. Still a very enjoyable BW!
misu (1) - USA - JUN 18, 2010 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bötetbarley wine is strong with its 9.1% but it hides it very well, try it atleast once.
JorisPPattyn (8232) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small cream head, gone in secs over foxy-red beer. Grapey hops, light caramel, cake, resin, bit soapy, with a hint at cinnamon. Sweet, syrupy, caramely with bitterish-resiny touch in the finish, like grapefruitjuice, reduced with brown sugar. Viscous, oily on the lips, and a hint at astringency. Flavours coming together, however. Decent, very USA hopped-like Barley Wine. It seems to miss some body, but nips away nicely.