onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful clear dark amber color with small head. This is a great beer, fine balanced sweetness, fruity and malty.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 7, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 I am rerating this as my first bottle was bad (way too sweet and cloying). Reddish-brown coloured barley wine that is sweet and malty with a somewhat bitter finish. Not one of John’s finest IMHO.
joergen (21509) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and rye bread.
Very sweet flavour of malts and caramel.
Tastes like a hvidtøl.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Ruby colour with a beige head. Rye bread, caramel aroma and taste. Medium body with a sweet finish.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - APR 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an ultra fast dying tan head on a dark amber body. Sweet aroma dominated by rye and caramel. Sweet flavor as well, candied caramelly, reminds me of a Danish Hvidtøl. Notes of rye again. No sign of the high ABV at all and actually quite nice. My favorite Barley Hvidtøl :-)
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep amber with a short lasting tan head. Nice strong toffee and caramel notes. Dark fruits (prunes) and warming alcohol. Cheers Papsoe.
Bov (9799) - 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 (2590) - 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 (2498) - New Jersey, USA - 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 (14146) - 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)