Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours a clear reddish-amber colour; the foam immediately disappears; the nose shows some prune and vanilla; oily and sticky with an unregular malt profile; very sweet; short fruity and sugary, sticky finish - very modest to say the least
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - JAN 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh dark grain nose, clear copper color, light tight head. Very malty with zero bitter. Medium body. Didn’t get that much of the 8.4% alchohol. Thanks Jacob and Dixen!
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JAN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle brought by Jacob and Dixen - mmmh am I the only person in the world that likes it? Nice red color with a small head on top that diminishes fast. Fresh mashed grain nose, totally delicious. Sweet but not overly sweet roasted malt taste. Actually the only real downer for me as for the style it is not a good example, actually I wouldn’t call it a barley wine. But in itself a nice beer. But well - it seems as this is a chameleon-beer.
yngwie (12562) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 Bottled. Almost clear, dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Caramel-sweet, malty aroma with yellow apples and some sourness. Sweetness and caramel dominates the flavor, with very little hoppiness, and some apple-notes. Too mild for a barely wine I think. Sticky on the palate, and a bit too thin-bodied. Unusual, as usual for Refsvindinge. Old rating 060115: 4-4-5-2-11-2.6. (070119)
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
It looks great: Mahogany color and lots of lacings. But this is waaay too sweet. Almost like liquid rock candy. And no notes of anything interesting. This doesn’t have anything to do with barleywine in my book.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful, clear amber with a small, beige head. Sweetish, malty caramelish aroma. Quite full-bodied but considering the 8.4% ABV it’s almost thin! Extremely malty with a marked sweetness and distinct notes of caramel. Practically no bitterness. My guess is, that this is A-Z Ale speeded up with heaps of extra caramel malt and perhaps even malt aroma. Not a great brew. 081105
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2005
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottled: (Txh Thomas_E for sharing) Amber coloured. Unclear. Dark beige head. Buttery sweet and fruity aroma. Flavour is easty, fruity with a sourish/tart edge. Is sourish in the end. Alcohol is well hidden. As Thomas says. This is not a very good beer.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Cloudy deep amber colour with a small off white head. Strange tart fruity aroma. Tart fruity flavor with a buttery finish. This is not a good beer at all.