laiti (5755) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC’14
Aroma is soapy with some caramel and fruity hops. Flavour is very soapy with gooseberry bush and herbal bitterness. Also some fruity hops and caramel. Bitter in a harsh way, hides the ABV well though.
tiong (3818) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2014
Pours dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of caramely malts, some wood, oak, hops and vanilla. Taste is smooth, sweet and malty with some caramel, toffee and oaky notes. Finish is smooth and sweet with some caramely maltiness. Okay, quite smooth barley wine.
dfroms (288) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with the Danes. Pours reddish and sherry-like, a cloudy reddish caramel color. Aroma is vinous and slightly tart: sweet malts, peach, red wine, bourbon. Taste is a little hot, with notes of caramel, lemon peel, sherry-like oxidation, hazelnut, lingering booze. Interesting sherry notes but not super into this.
AndySnow (3783) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2014
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Apricot, caramel, some alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sticky, fruit, alcohol.
Comment: Aroma is nice, flavour is just wrong. Had to get a few other opinions on it, but it wasn’t infected or miss-brewed. Just too much hops in a beer that shouldn’t have it.
Theis (13548) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - Easter Tasting. Cloudy amber - white head. Wooden, raisins, peppery, fruity, sweetness, citrus, light acid, licorice, oak, grapes, chocolate, caramel notes, peppery, nice drinkability - for a barley wine.
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Söder om Småland. Pours a dark brown with a small off-white head. Sweet and VERY bitter. Aromas of burned caramel, lots of oak, milk chocolate and some nuts and dried cherries. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Very bitter finish with more oak.
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Sodar om Småland.
Hazy orange-red colored with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of oak, dried fruits, vanilla and caramel.
Sweet and fruity flavor of caramel, sherry and oak with notes of hops, dried fruits and vanilla.
Sweet and hoppy finish.
brontebeach (158) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Pours murky brown. Nose rich, smooth and balanced but with an alcohol tinge although after a while in the glass this fades. Promises more of a heavy hollow through, but is actually quite delicate although the aftertaste is short lived and perhaps lacks the complexity one would wish. Good though.
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SlackerMads (1651) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cool label. Hazy chestnut brown with a forever lasting medium sized tan head. Fruity nose, Dry, tannic, wooden, earthy. Fruity notes of lime, pear, golden raisins. Fruity barrel notes in direction of triple sec, chardonnay, muscatel. Warming alcohol. Light toasted and bready malts. Full body, oily/light sticky texture, soft carbonation, medium/heavy sweet and bitter. A different barley wine with the barrels dominating while the malt base being somewhat neutral. Really an experience, but also a bit rough and tannic.
VsXsV (2323) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky deep brown liquid with a reddish hue and small light tan head. Aroma of raw sugar, dried fruit, wood, bourbon, toffee, light chocolate, tangerine and citrus. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins, bourbon, light chocolate, tangerine and citrus. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Really nice.