Ktwse (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from SB, 2012 edition. Pours medium brown with a light reddish hue, clear, with a light tan medium head. Looks lovely. Aroma is quite fresh with grass and hay, then caramel malt, dough, nuts, banana, and just a hint of toffee. Taste is perfectly balanced between a nice bitter and a very pleasant sweet that last through the start and all the way to the - slightly too abrupt - finish. Body is medium to full, creamy AND slightly sticky, with low carbonation. As far as I can remember, the 2011 was better, but this is still a very nice barley wine.
brokensail (9938) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber in color with an off-white head. Nose is sweet toffee and dark fruits with a nice bit of brown sugar and caramel. A hint of alcohol as well as a light citrus peel hop aroma. The flavor is on the sweet side with very little hop character or bitterness. Plenty of malty sweetness. Very nice brown sugar, caramel, and toffee with a bit of dark stone fruit mixed in.
bergstaden (1007) - Røros, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with an off white head - nice malty aroma with some caramel and dark fruits - nice good malt body with caramel and dark fruits with some alcohol in the back - Lingering malt and some nice alcohol heat in the finish - This was real good
mansquito (3107) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Akkurat, Stockholm bottle: Pours red with no head. Aroma is honey, candy, and cake and all sorts of other sweet stuff. Beer has a boozy honey taste. It is indeed very sweet. In effect, it is a pretty standard booze-filled barley wine. Not really my favourite style, but it was my brother who had order this fine brew.
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ HaandBryggeriet Beer Festival 2012. Dark golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of dry fruit, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet, dry fruit, caramel malt, warming alcohol and balanced bitterness. Fine body and a long and sweet aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nothing really extraordinary here, but definitively well made and a pleasant sipper.
avantdagare (124) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 edition. 2 finger beige head that sank to 5mm, amber body. Nose: Caramel, madeira, figs and raisins. Aroma: Caramel, raisins, figs, madeira and brown-sugar. Vineous. Some hop bitterness still present. I love this bottle-size (250ml) for beer with high alcohol-content.
Lilja (1393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Det här gott årgång 2009. Smak av fikon, karamell, marsipan. Rund och krämig, fin sötma med en tydlig beska på slutet.
Atom (1212) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 Bottle thanks to blomster, pour a murky amber with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts, figs, and dark fruits. Taste is a lot more thin then I expected from the aroma, a good thing, the malts are balanced nicely with some fruits and bitterness on the edges, no detection of alcohol. Really nice taste of malts without the alcohol bite.
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
6th January 2010
Clear deep amber beer. Light off white frothy head. Rich malt nose. Semi soft and semi dry palate. Rich toffee malt, slightly creamy. Just a little fruity hop peeping through at the end. Fairly simple but sumptuous and well joined up.
KnutAlbert (5764) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At HanndFestival 2012. Clear amber, no carboanation to speak of. Caramel nose.
Bittersweet, nuts, caramel, some fine sourness in the tail.