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 (8660) - 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.
larsga (6824) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium offwhite head. Faintly hazy amber body. Malty caramelly roasty hoppy aroma with alcoholic sherry notes. Dry-sweet malty caramelly papery sherry taste with alcohol and apple notes. Light body. Hottish mouthfeel. Dry-sweet peppery resiny sherry and paper aftertaste. Very, very nice. (0.25l bottle, Systembolaget, Stockholm.)
NoPiss (3) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Jädrar va gôtt. Luktar gôtt, smakar gôtt, ser gôtt ut. Dreck 10 och vingla gôtt.
AlbertC (276) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Aroma is caramel, nuts and malt. Taste is toffee, honey, caramel, thick body with lots of malty character. Brittish style BW.
tderoeck (6667) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting @ Alvinne Proefzolder
Pours a clear amber to reddish. Almost no head. Smells like port and orangepeals. Sweet-bitter taste with hints of honey. Ends bitter and slightly acidic. Touch of honey is still present.
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red copper with large and fluffy excellently lacing offwhite head. Malty aroma with figues and raisins. Sweet caramell with raisins and orange in flavor. Slightly bitter in finish but the sweetness dominates. A nice sipper.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark amber. Small tan head that fades to fine lace quickly. Aroma of caramel, malt, bit of hop.Taste of caramel, coffee,ripe fruit. Foamy mouth feel. Full body. Dry sweet bitter caramel dark fruit alcohol finish. Fairly well rounded. Pretty good brew.
Joakgust (1181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 25cl - Semi hazy red beer with a large creamy head. Aroma is malty with notes of dried fruits, raisins, vinous fruit and hops. Flavor is malty with notes of vinous fruit, dried figs and nuts. Slightly alcoholic ending but loads of potential here!