yngwie (11749) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 31, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2009 Bottle 331/490, edition 2007. It pours an almost flat, unclear, brown body, with some beige bubbles on top. There’s some yeast sediments as well. It has a heavy maltyness in the aroma, with enough hops to give it some balance. There’s also a caramel sweetness, a vinous alcohol touch, a slight oxidation, a note of salty licorice, dried fruits, tobacco leaf box (the pallet boxes tobacco leaves are transported in), a bready touch and some citrus. As I enjoy the aroma, it turns out it’s not as balanced as the first impression suggested, it’s sure on the malty side. In the mouth it’s thick, oily and warming, but in a strange way, it still feels rather thin. There’s flavors of fortified wine, citrusy and piney hops, dark sugars, dried fruits, alcohol, some caramel and tobacco, some oxidation and bitterness. The bitterness comes stronger towards the finish, where it overpowers the sweetness the malt is providing.The alcohol also lasts for a while, which in combination with the sweetness and bitterness is giving me a relaxed feeling. For the first time in my RB-history, I was thinking of giving an overall score of fifteen to a beer I gave eight on aroma and flavor. Even though it smells very good, and tastes very good, there’s something missing. Anyhow, sixteen it got, and it deserves it. I am really starting to grow fond of Roskilde Øl, as they make some fine beer, this one included. Rating: 8-3-8-4-16-3.9. (080331)
Bottle 327/490, edition 2007. An oily pour results in a headless, clear, brown beer. Dried fruits, hints of licorice, some alcohol, dark sugar, a little touch of roasted malts, some tobacco, dark caramel and a faint citrusy note on the nose, all just layering up in a very pleasant way. Some signs of oxidation shows up, but I noticed that more than 15 months ago too, so it definately hasn’t deteriorated. It’s full-bodied and sweet in the mouth, it’s low carbonation gives an oily feeling, but the warmth smoothens things out. Dried fruits, raisins mostly, and caramel drives the flavor, with loads of flavors lying underneath. Licorice, bread, citrus, alcohol, tobacco, fortified wine, a hint of roasted malts and probably loads of other things I can’t focus on right now. It’s really complex and tasteful right now, making me look forward to have my last bottle some day. 091124
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Frothy white alomost no head. Brown very cloudy colour. Powerfull heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Very vinius. Nice powerfull bitter flavoe, strong licorice notes. Long nice finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Edition 2007, bottle #240 .
Hazy dark brown coloured with a fast disappearing off white head.
Sweet and vinous aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and vinous flavour of caramel, dried fruits and tobacco with notes of hops.
Well hidden alcohol.
Quite nice for a danish barley wine -reminds me og Great Divide Old Ruffian, though this one is less sweet, alcoholic and hoppy.
Maria (9905) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany with a beautiful red hue and a weak ring of foam along the sides of the glass. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, sweetness, dark, dried fruit and the mouthfeel is nice and oily. The flavour has sweetness, roasted malt, prunes, raisins and other dried fruits, citrus and the finish has a dry, roasted bitterness. Let’s face it, the American brewers make superb Barley Wines, but IMO this is a damn nice Danish specimen!
thomahan (31) - DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perfect match between debt and taste of alcohol. Dark colour. Aroma of raisin, malt (roasted), fruit. One of the best barley wine I have teasted
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is of light roasted malt, raisins, earth, rye bread and some hops. The taste is much the same, but sweet abd light alcoholic. Medium to full body with a dry sweet finish. I like Roskilde beers more and more.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle (#332 of 490 bottles). Hazy dark brown color. Almost no head. Very sweet aroma. Flavor is also very sweet, with dried fruit, malt and moderate hops. Some will say it´s too sweet, but i like it that way. (At Rogers place, with Kjetil B. and Roger)
thewolf (10532) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2011 Tried a 2007 bottle in August 2011. Very lovely. Lots of raisins, plums, still this dark tye bread character. Mildly warming, lots of chocolate, subdued bitterness, good dryness. Reminds me a bit of Ølfabrikken Barley Wine. Lovely. 8/4/9/4/16 = 4.1
Bottle @ Kolding Ølmesse.
Pours a muddy greyish brown with no head. Aroma is thick with rye bread, weak lemons, hops and dried dark fruits. Very low carbonation, rather oily mouthfeel. Great flavours, very balanced sweetness, rather chewy malts, good subdued chocolate and a good hops profile. Looks poor, smells okay, tastes great.
6/2/8/4/16 = 3.6
Theis (12129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (No. 110 of 490) at home - alone !!! Almost black - small light brown head. High malty, loys of ryebread and licorice, sweetness, dried dark fruits, caramel, light hoppy, vineous, a bit sharp alcoholic afterburn.
Enjoyit (2994) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Muddy deep brown of color with no head. An aroma of malt, liqurice and notes of hops. A flavor of raw malt, yeast, hops and hints of caramel. A sweet barley wine with hops-bitterness notes.