yespr (29687) - 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 (28448) - 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 (25094) - 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
bu11zeye (11760) - 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.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark red, thin fine head that quickly disappears, light sweet carmel malt aroma, rich carmel malt flavor with a fair amount of sweetness with a tart edge, low bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - 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.
Lubiere (9428) - 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.
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Clear orange ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is similar to that of a Belgian abbey or tripel. It’s malty (caramel), but also chock full of fruity and spicy esters and phenols; pear, banana, peach, mild clove, and sherry. The flavor is mega-sweet; fruity, spicy and vinous. No semblance of balance. Full-bodied and sticky with lively carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. Odd, but good barley wine. Thanks go out to WBC for the trade which landed me this bottle!
hopdog (8521) - 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.
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Any first impressions?
-A creamy sheet of foam stands atop the near-bronze ruby.
-Creamy cereals and fruity caramel evoke a scotch-ale-like aroma.
-Cherry fruitiness and caramel sweetness coexist harmoniously for the pleasure of the tastebuds.
-The lush maltiness prances as low carbonation is just active enough to give it some flooring.
What if you dig deeper?
-Alcohol reaches the nostrils, but doesn’t bother.
-There is very low hopping in this, a barley wine for maltheads.
-Peaches and apricots diversify the fruitiness.
-Not a memorable barley wine by any means, but a pleasurable sipper for sweet teeth nonetheless.
Bottle; 2005 vintage.