fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, - AUG 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2010 2010-04-21, brewed 2006-01-15, 4 years old, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Dark mahogany color, with amber sparks; small creamy head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light roasted malt. The body is thinning; good caramel and malt flavor, some sweetness, but not too much; the bitterness is decreasing year after year, but still supported by a nutty and roasted malts presence; the alcohol is then also evident. Still drinkable, and not oxidised, but won’t get any better.
2008-10-16, brewed 2006-01-15, 3 years old, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Clean brown color. The aroma is a bit too alcoholic; the flavor is strong dark caramel, with a reasonable bitterness. Good but not impressive.
Muddy dark amber color. The aroma has a lot of caramel, malt, very light phenols, nuts, and a Belgian accent. Good body structure, loads of caramel and toffee; the malt leaves clear sugary traces on the lips; warming mouthfeel, powerful bitterness; strong similarities with rubharb candies. Very good.
adamjackson (1750) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not sure what year. Small 8-10 ounce bottle. Very burnt oaky appearance. Sticky off-white head. I’m getting a ton of tobacco / cheap cigar on the nose. burnt candied sugar and some smoke. Very roasty, sorry but ugh..it’s like drinking cigarette butts. Oh. yeah interesting beer but I simply can’t finish it.
StefanSD (1925) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25cl bottle from Jacob. Thanks. Pours a murky brown color with a small off-white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma sherry, almonds and some dark fruits. The flavor, like the nose, is loaded with sherry, add to this a good dose of raisins and some light molasses. The palate is full and silky smooth with soft carbonation. Finishes medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very fine Barleywine, much enjoyed.
kschep (1494) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#1405 bottle; nose is port, heavy raisin, little apple, whiff of alcohol, feel is broad, carb is mediumheavy, taste is nutty, mushroom, supersoft malt, little red apple acid, late weak, balanced alcohol bite
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
old amateur rating: Hazy dark amber color with fine off-white head. Fruity orange aroma. very balanced barleywine.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Fairbar. 2006 vintage. Pours amber with no head, just a small white ring along the glasssides. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, plums, light hops. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, fruit, some hops, booze. Medium to full body, low carbonation. 141010
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle, from trade with Dedollewaitor. Pours a hazy deep nougat brown body with a small, but present film of off-white retention covering the surface. Nose is prunes, caramel, wood and alcohol-fueled cough syrupy licorice, with hints of red berries and...cooked rice? Powerful and nice, anyway. Taste is crisp wooden notes flanked with cough syrupy caramel up front. Then, prunes and alcohol takes the palate comfortably down and settles with some licorice, hints of chocolate and a hoppy, bitter finish. A fine barley wine which I suspect has become better with age. Perhaps it would have reached a higher score if released a few years later...but who wants to wait forever to release their beers, right? ;-)
Koelschtrinker (9488) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malzig-oxidierter Antrunk, in dem nach kurzer Zeit Chili-Schokoladennoten vorhanden sind, die zum Teil auf der Oxidation beruhen. Im Mittelteil deutlich nach Lakritz, süßlich, der Alkohol ist erstaunlich zurückhaltend. Herb-malziger-schokjoladiger Abgang. Die Ocidation stört merklich. 7/8/8/8/11/8
Meilby (5541) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 180ml @ home
Pours dark cloudy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, malt and hops. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel, hoppy and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Bitter and dry finish with loads of alcohol. 220107
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, brown colored brew. Aroma has caramel, dried fruits and sweetness. Flavor is sweet, caramel, some dried fruits and chocolate. Grainy.