yespr (36972) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
35.5 cL bottle 95 out of 500. Pours deep orange with a lacing white head. Sweet and herbal nose. Sweet and herbal flavour with a distinct liqourice note in a long lasting finish. Quite warming alcohol finish.
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Bottle 289 - the one pictured] An unclear dark red beer with no head. The aroma is sweet with notes of hops, grass, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and very hoppy and grassy, so much that it bites the tongue. A very nice beer. Thanks to Jeppe (Bierkönig) for sharing this bottle.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of Degarth. Bottle #95/500. Hazy, amber golden with a small, rough, off-white head. Fat aroma of overripe fruit and caramel. Very solid body with plenty of caramel, overripe fruit and an almost burning alcohol. Spicy, vanilla-like finish with the alcohol really shining. 051007
Travlr (17657) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #378 of 500, courtesy of Andy - thanks! Cloudy, chunky chestnut color. Aroma of butterscotch and toffee. Taste is smooth caramel, but a touch metallic. Decent enough.
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber color. Powerful malty aroma, with caramel, wood, light apples and lately some alcohol too. Good body strength, with powerful malty flavor and caramel/toffee, strong bitterness too; well balanced; the alcohol warms the mouth just a bit. The final too is well balanced, with a lot of sticky sugars and enough bitterness. Excellent.
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared by Papsoe. (#95/500, 2005?) Poured an unclear, flat, copper body, with a minimal, beige head. Rich malty nose, some alcohol, a nice sweetish touch, and some dried fruits. There’s also a piney hoppyness, and a hint of flour. The flavor is on the sweet side, with alcohol, pine and some citrus. There’s some oak-like notes as well. The finish has a little oxidation, as well as a lovely bitterness. Full, warming mouthfeel. A really lovely, mature barley wine. Why they brew so little of it I don’t understand. (071005)
Leighton (15281) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 Bottle drank at BCTC 2010. Pours a hazy, dark amber with a filmy head. Big aroma of ultra-ripe fruits and caramel. More sweet malts in the flavor, similar to the nose, but also some brown sugar and mild bitterness coming through. Full in body with fine carbonation and boozy warmth. Finishes with some alcohol burn and sweet malt tone, in the form of ripe fruits, burned sugar and caramel. Very good.
Theis (14658) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear dark brown - white head. Ok bitterness, light honey, fruity, light roasted, dried fruits, raisins, chocolate, light boozy, light limestone.
Oakes (13903) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fiery amber; slightly hazy. Lots of bitterness. Hop juice style, but a good dose of thick chewy malt. Could be a good one, but it’s young now. $9 US for a 341ml bottle- yikes!
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2004, bottle #431) Hazy copper body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is first and foremost that which I associate with barleywine. Individual components include medium sweet, caramel, plum/raisin, grapefruit, some orange peel, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, caramel/toffee, grapefruit, some herbal/spice. The finish is grapefruit and some pine, along with medium alcohol warming. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Good stuff.