JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Akkurat shared with friends. Clear copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is really nice, rich toasted caramel malt notes, quite hoppy, leafy hop, nice sherry like aromas. Taste is rich and malty but not too sweet, really malt forward which I like, light bitterness, nice warming alcohol on the palate. Tasty barley wine.
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2011 Bottle courtesy of Alex. Thanks! Pours clear amber color with thin head that does not last. Aroma is butterscotch and caramel. Medium heavy mouthfeel. Flavor is pretty balanced and is butterscotch forward, followed by a nice caramel middle, and finishes with a mix of the two. This hides the alcohol well. Very nice.
Cool_Bond (1981) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light hop aroma. The flavor of berries and caramel. Weak bitterness that is trapped in front of the mouth a weak moment. I thought this beer would be much better. Vintage 2012. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
Lawger (228) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a small, light beige head. The aroma is dominated by raisins, plums, some barley and a slight boozy note. Medium-sweet on the flavour, but the plums dominate completely. Still rather fresh with some complexity and decent finish.
brnandersen (2452) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25 cl. bottle, enjoyed with a good cheese plate. Delicious. Clear, amber colour with a small, off-white head. Sweet aroma with rich caramel malts, fruits, light alcohol, grape and nuts. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily feel and a soft carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter with resins, fruits and grasses. Nice BW and a good cheese pairing.
Gaultier (900) - SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Nedre Mölla 2/6-14. Flaska från Systembolaget. Arom: Sötma, malt, karamell fruktig, körsbär, jordgubb. Smak: Dito + hög sötma. Kroppen är fyllig, avslutningen söt med viss beska.
Kavu (2820) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,25l bottle @ Bryggeri. Pours clear brown with a very low head. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel and alcohol. Disappointingly light flavor is sweet malts, caramel, alcohol and some hops. Decent but could be better.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog. Tried on bottle. Bought from Systembolaget when it was available. A hint to sweet for me.
jfb (4559) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, many thanks to whoever brought this!) pours a murky deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of heavy alcohol, caramel and gooseberries, with a faint hint of cassis and some brown sugar. flavour is heavily oxidized, with lots of caramel, brown sugar and liquorice, a hint of fermented fruit and some alcohol. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body, almost no head. Fresh fig, dried fruit, rum like sweetness, light amber malts. Taste is more pungent, concentrated flavours of sweetness of sticky fruit. Fairly short ending. More English Aromatic and Flavourful than new style concentrated thickness and molasses. Great classic barley wine if only the aroma would have been a bit more rich too. (25cl bottle brought from Uppsala by Bertanne, many thanks!)