ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, 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 (2391) - 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 (4878) - 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 (7980) - 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 (2914) - 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 (6745) - 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.
aenima (334) - Askim, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little weak aroma of caramel and raisin. The taste is very thin despite the high abv. Mostly light caramel. A little over carbonated.
liinis (1766) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong flavoured and excellent warmer for a cold winter day. This series or elf beers is just right
Benzai (14267) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to dEnk] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy dark orange color, small beoge head. Smell malts, overripe fruits, sweetness. Taste malts, overripe fruits, sweetness, some alcohol, lightly sugar. Heavy malty. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Quite decent.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells barley, malts, hops, sweetish, nice. Tastes barley, malts, slightly hoppy, sweetish, some caramel.. Lovely. Medium to full body, soft carbo, round feel.