Leini (1322) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a low head. Caramel, malt, wet wood and alcohol.
slowrunner77 (7091) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
"Nutty aroma and flavor, with carmel and alcohol as the two main players. Slightly bitter, but hops are definitely in the background here. Its thin yet shows the abv, not the best combo, though it wasn’t a total waste. Just subpar for a barleywine."
SlackerMads (2092) - DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear orange with a medium sized diminishing off white head. Candy, golden raisins, figs, caramel, over ripe banana. Medium/full body, oily/sticky texture, medium/heavy sweet and bitter, medium alcohol presence, oily/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. I guess it’s a decent and fair priced barley wine.
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, banana, resin aromas from hazy golden amber body thin foamy white head. tastes yeasty quite sweet but with some alcoholic warmth. it would have been better at chrimbo rather than the middle of summer but i think its alright!
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a fairly clear rich amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves a little lacing. The aroma, weirdly, is almost hefeweizen-like, dominated by yeasty banana notes, although some toffee and fruitcake hints sneak through. Spicy hops up front mix with sweetly spicy yeast. Plum pudding, butterscotch and warm alcohol appear in the mid-palate, with more banana yeast leading into a boozy fruitcake finish. It leaves a lingering hot alcohol feel. I’m not a big fan of this one. It has some good flavours in there, but it is far too yeast-dominated for a barleywine, and hides its 10.5% alcohol very poorly.
TheJestersBeer (2257) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber, with a white head.
Complex, malty, caramelly aroma, toffee, dried fruit, walnuts, almonds, lightly yeasty, hints of chocolate.
Semi-sweet, full bodied, mid bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, caramelly taste, hops, raisins, dried apricot, madeira, yeast.
Quite rich, a real sipper. (2014-01-24)
Holmen1 (3541) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaske med dansk pantemerke, på hytta til Sigmund april-14: paneldeltajerne viser tegn til tretthet og stavefeilene blir hyppigere. Litt for skarp i kanten.
gunnar (6414) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dar reddish/amber with a tiny white head. Aroma is light sweet, dark malty. Taste is light sweet, dark red fruits and berries,rather short and dry aftertaste.
Holmen2 (1789) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale amber. Dence and persistent off-white head. Sweetness, hops and some oak in aroma. and taste. Well-balanced.
Sigmund (5730) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. Sweetish aroma, notes of malt sugar and molasses. Medium sweet flavour, some fruit and noticeable hops to make it drinkable, if I were not drunk already.