fonefan (32796) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown / black color with virtually none head. Nice nose, clear more warmer and mature then the regular Dark Island, the whisky shows very soft and mixes perfectly with the malty aromas. Long warm finish with lots of power, fruity pleasant aromas of berries, dried figs and prunes. Little carbonation, slightly bitter and a bit thin in texture. I must say as "henrikb" it is a very good idea to age the Dark Island in Whisky barrels, the beer has really gained from it.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle, thanks to Myrup. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Vanilla, liqourice and roasted malt. Flavour is roasted malt, tar like and woody with a little sweetness and a solid liqourice note. Lingering liqourice and light vanilla finish.
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at RBESG 2007. A pitch black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with strong notes of whiskey and wood. The flavor is sweet with a powerful note of whiskey as well as brettanomyces which lends it an acidity, but also medium notes of alcohol, prunes, and wood, as well as hints of salt.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a hazy mahogany with a vague, reddish glow and a tiny, beige head. Very beautiful and complex aroma with lots of dried fruit. Flat appearance but yet very full-bodied with loads of roasted malt and dried fruit - port-like. Discreet hoppiness. Wauw for an excellent and complex brew. 281006
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks cgarvieuk!). Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is madeirawine, some grapes, alcohol and quite sourish. Flavour is smoked oak, alcohol, raisins, some sourness as well. Oily palate. Feels a bit infected, yet in a quite nice way.
joergen (19342) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown coloured with a beige head.
Aroma of dried fruits, prunes and caramel.
Flavour of dried fruits, sherry, caramel, liquorice and alcohol.
omhper (18745) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled at RBESG ’07. Near black. Woody nose with some vinegar. Oily yet fairly slim. Sweet malt tartened by malt vinegarVinous with notes of molasses. Salty finish. Complex, or even complicated. Yet immature - already highly interesting and tasty.
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours an almost black color with a small brown head. Aroma of malt raisins, dark fruit and oak. Also some weak aroma of chocolate. Has a slightly roasted malty oak flavor with lots of dark fruit and chocolate. Also a little vinous hints. Warming roasted malty finish with hints of dark fruit.
Dedollewaitor (13374) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 75cl bottle bought at VinensVerden, Odense. Pours pitch black with a brown creamy head. Nose is mega roasted. Lots of hard roasted coffee, caramel, chocolate and vague smoke. flavor has peat smoke - a bit too heavy for my likings. Smooth, phat and oily palate. Oak and whisky. Low carbonation. Vinous and very salty....
fiulijn (13371) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 2006-03-20, 20 months old
Black color, no head, but with a oily appereance on the surface and a thin brownish ring of foam. The aroma is quite peculiar, with some roasted malt, oak, light Porto wine, very light vanilla. Medium to thin body strength, oily mouthfeel, with some flavor of roasted malt, light liquorice, light wood, some sourness from the roasted malt, molasses comes to my mind as well; with some oxidation it gets winy, more mellow, showing more liquorice. In the final there is some more roasted malt sourness and salty liquorice.
A strange brew, where the cask aging adds chaos rather than complexity.
Cheated by the style, I would not categorize it as Barley Wine (not enough sweetness, too much dark malts).
Got it at Brogatan, Malmö; at 260SEK (26€) for one bottle, it’s one of the worst quality-to-price beers that I remember