thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours deep red copper with a big, yellowish head. Potent citrus hops and raisins aroma. Raisins, toffee and grapefruit flavours, all perfectly balanced. A very enjoyable barley wine- harmonious and dangerously drinkable.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Very malty aroma. Orange golden colour, beige head, good lace. Very sweet, light malty, lots of malts, hint of honey, sugar and maple syrup. Nice Barley Wine, tasted like it had aged a little, could use some hops.
olsvammel (5805) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Appearance: 4/5
Dark, slightly hazy, amber liquid with a small dirty white foam.
Strong smell of wood, malt, caramell and also wineous almost like porter. Some alcohol as well.
Sweet with allot of malt, sugar, hops and wine.
Puckering mouthfeel, thick body and medium smooth puckering mouthfeel. It put a smile on my face.
A very nice Barley Wine that reminds me a bit of Bigfoot Barley wine although with less hops and lighter body. It might have been a bit to sweet though, but it might improve over time. I’m going to buy another bottle and store for at least a year to see what I think.
Something worth mentioning is the 25 cl bottle that just feels perfect for this kind of beer. I wouldn’t mind similar bottles in the future.
jaghana (5433) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 25cl. Well balanced, huge malt aroma, caramel. Bit of oak flavour, very enjoying barley wine.
SaintMatty (6734) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught (Oliver Twist, Stockholm) - Dark brown with red tinges. Sweet and malty aroma with dried fruit and spicy malt. Sweet and fruity taste with malt, caramel and dried fruits.
bierkoning (12268) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, gift from Molenbrouwer. Dark amber color. Malt, sage, dried fruit and apricot in the aroma. Malty sweet grassy flavor with apricot. Full bodied, hints of alcohol. Fairly well balanced barley wine.
finol (3036) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2010 Bottle.
Red with a tan head.
Sweet and vinous, dried fruits, red currant and some hops.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Glenfiddich Warehouse No. 68.
It pours a deep amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma is malt, caramel, wood and hops.
Flavour is sweet malt, caramel and hops with a malty and hoppy after taste.
Plovmand (7806) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Glenfiddich Warehouse, Stockholm. Hazy amber body with a thick steady off white head. Aroma notes of fruit, barley, caramel, sherry and light alcohol. Flavour is sweet malty, barley and fruity with some hops. Short aftertaste.
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small beige head, deep ruby colour. lots of lacing.Aroma is distinctly fruity and with hops clerly present, honey, jam, alcohol, dark fruit. Flavour is sweet and with a nice bitterness to it. Mouthfeel is lively with small bubbles, the liquid is sticky. This is the best swedish barley wine I’ve had to date!