yespr (39608) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 16 oz bottle. Pours amber clear with a lacing white head. Aroma of alcohol malty and dried fruit (not raisin). Flavour is sweet malty with amlty edge. Sweet malty finish.
Ungstrup (33784) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of apples, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet malty with a thick note of caramel, as well as a light note of wood, leading to a finish that leaves a slight alcohol burn in the throat. A boring Barley Wine.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 47,3 cl) Courtesy of sk8viking. Vintage 2006. Clear, amber golden with a dense, yellowish head. Lightly caramellish nose. Full-bodied and full of sweet caramel with a slightly burned edge. The finish has a vague bitterness. Not really convincing for a Barley Wine. 290607
jtclockwork (13503) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle I received in a trade awhile back. Pours orange brown with off white head. Nose and taste of sweet malt, sherry, old fruit, yeast and caramel. medium body. Finishes with old citrus and alcohol.
Tmoney99 (13159) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, toffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex fruity sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting. This is a complex beer.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear amber body with a small white head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, raisins, light chocolate, and light oxidation. Flavor of caramel, herbs, raisins, toffee, and cherries.
Lubiere (12572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Gold wax. A hazed amber barley wine with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a strange sweet sour cherry with bizarre medicinal notes. In mouth, a spoiled lactic malt with sour cherries, Hall’s drops, infected barley wine. Blahhh! Shared with GRM.
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. - Vintage 2007 - Boozy sweet plum, raisin and soured malts. Cloudy brown gold with a decent beige head. Caramel, butterscotch ans some raisin sweetness. Although some nice flavors, very thin and past it’s prime.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz, gold waxed, bottle. 2005 vintage. Poured a deeper amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits (black cherries, raisins, and plums), caramel, toffee, trace of chocolate, and a little vinous. Tastes of raisins, plums, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely malty sweet. Light alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.
crossovert (10893) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tbh I can’t identify the vintage of this one, it looks like the one pictured but without the tag. I bought it recently from Discount Liquor, they also had the silver one. Im guessing it is 06 but i could be wrong.
Pours a deep reddish amber with a 1 finger off-white head that quickly dissipates. It appears to be decently carbonated with bubbles racing ot the surface.
The smell has a ton of butterscotch, caramel, and alcohol notes.
The taste is a bit thin for the style but the nice mouthfeel helps it out. The taste has a lot of toffee and maltiness. There is some fruitiness as well. It is sweet but not overly cloying, but not overly interesting. The alcohol never gets in the way.
Overall it is a decent attempt at the style but there are other better ones out there.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-23-2010 05:40:53