yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at Toronado, Barley Wine Fest 2010. Pours almost clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is light spiced and dry malty. Fruity and slight off note. Fruity and hoppy into the finish. Light spiced touch and medium dry.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Vintage 2003 sampled June 2005] A hazy amber-red beer with a disappearing orange head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol, hops, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, peach as well as a more general fruityness, but also some acidity. The alcohol burns the tongue - but in a nice way. The end is quite bitter. Thanks to Fly for letting me fly home with this from GABF.
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Hmm, my label is green with an ABV of 11.2%. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of....aroma hops. Full-bodied with plenty of caramel malt. Hoppy finish, but maintains an underlying sweetness throughout. 220406
joergen (22001) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel and dried fruits.
Flavour of malts, caramel and dried fruits.
cgarvieuk (15581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee fruit malt nose ... very sweet honey malt nose... american malt i dont like ... again honey ... very sweet ... hint of green raisins ... ok .. little too heavy for me
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Flying Saucer, Fort Worth TX
Hazy amber color; nice lace. The aroma is malty, with fruity hops. Full mouthfeel, excellent malt flavor, sweet but not thick nor oily, with a robust but not overwhelming, good and aromatic hopping; some fruitness. Excellent.
bu11zeye (12039) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 2002 Vintage) Pours a lightly cloudy amber body with floaties and a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, butterscotch, and cinnamon. Bitter palate. Sweet malt and hops flavor. Nice Barley Wine!
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a very minimal white head forming from a vigorous pour.
S: Plenty of sweet caramel notes with some toffee and brown sugar. Some milk dark stone fruit notes as well as some citrus and pine hops to add a bit of balance.
T: Despite the rather sweet and caramel and toffee heavy base of this beer, there’s a nice hoppy character. A moderate level of bitter pine and grapefruit rind.
M: The body is medium with a low-to-moderate carbonation.
D: Not overly sweet, though leaning that way, still a good bitterness and balance. This could be good fresh or with age.
argo0 (11818) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2003) Light copper with small beige head. Aroma is sharply bitter grapefruit, some herbal, wort. Taste is grapefruit with solid malt backbone. Finish is grapefruit/herbal hoppy with medium alcohol. Medium-full body. Damn this is a fine barleywine. Many thanks to fly.
bhensonb (11789) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle from ericandersnavy. Thanks much for what, to me, is a beer from the middle of unknown lands. Pours reddish amber with a minimalist off-white head that didn’t stick around. Aroma is floral and caramel. Strong enough to pause my senses. Full bodied, and a bit sticky. Very slight carbonation. Flavor is caramel, with some dried fruit aspects. Hop is floral, mildly bitter. Still, it’s dryish. I type that while sugar swirls in my mouth. Still seems accurate though. Does make a great nightcap.