tkrjukoff (4169) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Pours dark brown with a minimal tanned head. Aroma of caramel, fidges, alcohol, roasted malts and Finnish "mämmi". Flavor is fruity, hoppy and malty with distinct alcohol tones. Roundly lean and fullbodied on palate. Finishes shortlived with bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (17022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee malts ... little vanilla nose ... soft body ... rich malts ... light vanilla ... soft toffee ... little pine hop ... juicy ...
yngwie (15191) - 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 (6439) - 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 (3148) - 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 (9239) - 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 (1673) - 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!