Mad_Ferret (764) - SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SB.
Clear golden orange with an off white/yellowed 2 finger head that lace.
Grainy and leathery aroma with over ripened oranges and bananas, burnt sugar, something like old spices and wet stone.
Sweet syrupy grainy flavour with oranges, british hops, leather and some spice.
Bigger body, soft carb, oily texture.
Not my idea of an english barley wine. Too bright, too messy and too much of a half way stretch of an american thing. Drinkable though.
mR_fr0g (5838) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the Tropical Croydonia tasting. 01/07/2015. Many thanks to Daniel for this 2012 vintage. Clear golden / orange coloured pour with a loose thin white head. Aroma is papaery, oily, mint, caramel, sweet malts. Flavour is composed of oily caramel, toffee apple, mint, some age, little oxidised. Palaete is sticky sweet, low carbonation. Papaery.
beer_est_deus (928) - örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Klar som vatten, ljust orange, gul-orange skum. Doft: Äpplen, lager, fruktsallad, sockerdricka, dadlar. Lukten påminner lite om imperial pils. Smak: Alkohol, lager jäst, äpplen, fruktsoda, malt, kanderat citrus skal.
klas (365) - SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Strong, a bit sweet. Rather different from other Barley Wines I have tried. More hoppy, which should be a good thing, but it doesn’t work all the way.
Florya (952) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How : bottle Appearance : clear orange /golden with a small white head. Aroma : brown sugar, apples, dried fruits, red berries. Palate : medium body, soft carbonation.
abergdahl (103) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok i really like thise style of beer... the aroma is not very strong bud nice, hunts of booze and hops.
Nice amber color.. taste have a lot of wine like notes, which I really like.. the palate emphasize the wine inspired taste with ice citrus hops and a bit of booze..
Again a beer I really like and it will be interesting to age it... i have two that i hope to age for some months..
Seffle (320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from SB 150808. Vintage 2015, bottle 3713.
Clear golden amber, lacing white head. Complex aroma with rotten apples, raisins, hay … Very sweetish palate with penetrating alcohol. Nice bitterness later on. Interesting but not very good. Perhaps better with maturation.
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kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2015 Pours clear amber with low white head
Aromas of caramel, dried fruits, vineous maltyness, hints of hoppy sweet fruityness
Taste has vineous malts, caramel, syrup, tropical juice. Rich, almost creamy, alcohol, soft carbonation, long bitter finish
Cunningham (5749) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well I really enjoyed this one. Nice barley wine that is not to sweet. Nice balanced flavor also. Clear amber-ish color with a tan head. Ok lacing down the glass. Not to sweet like many other and well masked alcohol. Toffee, dried fruits and bready flavor.
[Bottle from Systembolaget web order in Sweden]
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle from Sysyembolaget. Clear golden beer with an offwhite head. Malty fruity caramell aroma. Malty caramell sweetish flavour with some vanilla notes.