Melker (253) - Göteborg, - NOV 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 2011 vintage. Amber colour, small off-white head which disappears quickly.
Lovely aroma of caramel, butterscotch, dark fruits, cinnamon and bread. Complex taste. Sweet malts, maybe a bit smokey. Bitter aftertaste...
2010 vintage (2013 march): Sweeter, more fruits, less caramel. Less bitterness than 2011. Aroma reminds me a lot of port wine. Enjoyable but I prefer 2011.
Martinus (4538) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear warm red fox brown colour, white head. Malty aroma, caramel, light red fruits. Bitter flavour, malts, caramel. Finish burned sugar.
(from draught @ Chez Moeder, St. Gilles)
77ships (8211) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft glass @ CML Original. Clear dark amber, collapsing tanned head. Nose is low pleasant oxidation, very sweet thick malts & sugar with complimentary cough syrup & herbal sweetness. taste is very sweet cooked apple, sugar, candy, cough syrup, vanilla, sugar, almond, herbal sweet with some complimentary cough syrup. Cough syrup body, Very neat.
Garrold (4358) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Moeder Lambic Original. Chalkboard states 2014. Reddy, copper colour. Soft haze. Swirly, dense, lasting, cream coloured head. Nose has toasty, buttery malts. Dried vine fruit. Dried fig. Fruity toffee. Some caramel brittle. Taste is sweet and figgy. Lots of chew. Some vinous bitterness comes through. Medium body. Soft fizz. Pretty easy drinking for the ABV. Sticky sweet finish, with a nicely balanced, vinous close. Nice one.
OminouSC2 (466) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Sweet aromas, fruit, caramel, figs some grass hops. Sweet malt taste, caramel, dried fruits, yeast. Some slight hop bitterness present during the finish.
MarkoNm (2386) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle of 2009 edition. Poured a dark, chestnut brown color with virtually no real head, just a small off-white ring. Quite complex aroma of chocolate, roasty notes, some mild woody feel and biscuity malt - focus is mostly of milk chocolate with slight burn. Taste starts sweet, mildly chocolate with some roastiness. Bittery finish with slight alcohol burn. Creamy and slick, but medium full body. Not a bad one. Pretty nice.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A pretty solid barleywine, my bottle was a 2014. A bit sweeter than what I was hoping for or desired at the moment though my wife truly loved this. Very excited to try the barrel aged version relieved via trade with hackobock!
NallePalle (523) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 25 cl, Ardbeg Embassy, Stockholm. Anno 2012. Decent barley wine, malty and sweet.
JimmyBoy74 (620) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
25cl systembolaget. En bra bärs men jag hade större förhoppningar. Det är något sam fattas.
Malin_aiisa (881) - SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red brown
Aroma of caramel butter
Taste sweet, fizzy, round grains, raisins.
Turtles (2067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
250ml bottle, vintage 2014 from Systembolaget. Clear deep amber, tanned medium size head, rik lacing. Sweet vinous aroma, Madeira, prunes, raisins, figs and caramel. Silky, rounded mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Fruity sweet taste, dried fruit, prunes, raisins, ripe strawberries, leather, caramel and toffee. Very good with several shades of flavors, balanced sweetness and well hidden alcohol.