Theis (11081) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks. Clear dark red/brown - offwhite head. Raisins, barley, licorice, hoppy, bourbon notes, sweetness, dried fruits, wooden, lakridskonfekt, caramel, oakey, vanilla. Lovely smooth.
Earlier Rating: 10/26/2010 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark dark deep red/brown - offwhite head. Dried fruits, coconut, bourbon, licorice, lakrids konfekt, dark fruits, wooden, sweetness, riped fruits, barley, caramel, toffee. Nice.
cgarvieuk (11024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at home .... deep black ... thin tan head ... dark roast malt ... soft vanilla nose ... dark malts ... rih malts ... huge plum ... huge vanilla ... over sweet and rich ... difficult ... over heavy .. really i dont get the bourbon barrel barley wines... way to bourbon
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Perfect Storm
Date: December 11, 2009
Source: Tasting, ORF
Appearance: clear dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of chocolate, touch of vanilla, long oak finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, vintage 2009, RBSG grand tasting. Minimal off-white head, hazy copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, Bourbon, some cognac, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, cognac, some milk chocolate, syrup, Bourbon. Sticky medium-full body.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
@RBWG-22-thanks to DaSilky–pours aa offwhite head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium/dark malt-molasses, dark fruit, spice, bourbon. Taste is bourbon, sweet medium/dark malt-molasses, dark fruit, spice hops.
Earlier Rating: 12/19/2009 Total Score: 3.3
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks gillard-22oz bottle–pours a light tan ring with mahogany color. Aroma is sweet dark fruit, medium/dark malt. Taste is sweet dark fruit, medium/dark malt, earthy hops bite.
thewolf (9888) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you after4ever]
Deep brown, light muddy texture. Small, fizzy film head that soon disappears. Aroma is powerful with lots of bourbon, vinious, roasted, light coffee, deep toasted caramel, lots of vanilla, oak and brown sugar. Super slick and oily palate with mild, prickly carbonation. Complex caramel flavour, lots of vanilla and bourbon, mild sweet chocolate, roasted malts and a good vinious backbone. A true sipper. Wonderful.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 4th June 2011
2011 Bottle. Opaque dark brown beer, pale tan head. Sweetish bourbon nose. Crispy palate, semi dry. Rich chocolatey malt and bourbon. Alcohol heat. Minerals. Vanilla oak sweetness. Overall a huge beer but the palate is light and crisp. Good but should have left it for a year or three!
8th September 2011
2010 bottle at 13.0%. Palate is crisp and comparatively light. Semi dry. Nice coconut, mildly toasted. Trace of vanilla. A little dark chocolate liquer. Aniseed and brandy alcohol. A bit less aggressive than then 2011.
Pinball (9700) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at papsø tasting.
clear red amber, no head.
super nice nutty malty barley wine aroma. complex. wood. bourbon
flavor is malty, bourbon, wood, hops faint, only providing great bitterness, For this kind of barley wine, fantastic.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 3.4
dark hazy brown, almost no head.
nice nuty caramelly aroma. strong.
flavor is sweet, licorice, malts, spices, alc. burn. a little too spicy imo.
bhensonb (9004) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - possibly from Bottleworks. Pours clear dark garnet with a transient tan head. Sweet aromasof bourbon/vanilla. Full bodied. Sweet, but not sticky. Mild heat. Touch of oak. Flavor is somewhat dark fruit with smooth bourbon, and perhaps a touch of brown sugar. Barleywine as it should be.
madsberg (8819) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled.(Thx to Sarro for this) Nicely mahogany colouerd. Uncelar. Huge beige head. Aroma of sweetness, ripe fruits, sugar, caramel. Flavour of bourbon, sweetness, wood, alcohol, ripe fruits, caramel and the some. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a fruity and alcoholdense note. Nice.
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottled. Dark reddish amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Aroma of sweetness, liqourice, herbs, caramel and chocolate. Flavour of liqourice. alcohol, syrup, herbs, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Herbal and flowery bitterness with a grapy touch in the end.