MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2010 Bottle, 12%. Fat malt syrup aroma. Almost clear dark copper colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is quite sweet and caramelly. Has a little metal note in the finish, Lots of alcohol, but not too much for the style. Creamy and dusty with some dried fruit. OK bitterness in the finish to round off. This still has 9 months to go unitil its expiry date, but I am convinced it would improve with at least a year more from now.
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Unclear dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, dried fruit, sugar, alcohol and spice.
Marsiblursi (2993) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours medium reddish brown with a creamy, off-white head. The aroma holds honey and flowers up front. Some esters. Undertones of toffee, caramel, toast, sugar, anise, mint, dried fruits, nuts and bready malt. Hints of cheesy hops and light cardboard-like oxidation. Overall, a nice aroma that reminds me of good Mead. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet and light bitter with tones of honey, sugar, flowers, caramel, resins, anise, dark fruits and a light oxidation. The mouthfeel is not bad, no tart or astringent notes but maybe a bit too sticky. Light carbonation. Fruity and syrupy sweet finish. Medium to full bodied. No that bad, just too sweet.
trapez (1514) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle kept for 2 years before opening. Raisins and nuts aroma. Unclear brown colour with light brown head. Sweet flavour of plums and nuts.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 26, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish fruity dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty fruity dark fruit flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish warming malty dark fruit finish.
hallinghansen (1905) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 25 cl. Hazy copper body, with a off-white head. Aroma is caramel and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, ripe fruits and alcohol. An okay brew.
Mogwai (227) - Askeby, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 25 cl. Pours an unclear/hazy amber/colour with a small tan head. Aroma is not much else than alcohol. A little caramel and matls maybe. Flavor is alcoholic and not balanced. Disappointed.
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark golden with tanned head. Winous aroma with plenty of ripe fruits and a port flavor of fruit and christmas.
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
gets better as it warms up. very smooth mouthfeell, cloudy amber, offwhite vanilla colored head. aroma is quite strong alc/ cognac notes, faint honey. flavor is honey, some bitterness, nuts, malts, sweetness, lots of bitterness, some hops too.
PorterCall (44) - (Formerly UK), DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 500ml. Not impressed to start with, but... Copper coloured. Reasonable head which slow dissipation. Typical (ish) barley wine aroma, which is roasty, toasty, burnt caramel notes. Very sweet to start with, with a huge sticky palate. At the end rather quite drinkable! Not a classic barley wine, but maybe it will improve with age (perhaps!).