yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle #7 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours hazy orange with a lacing off-white head. Milky lacto bacteria and spiced aroma. Citric and woody flavour with dense caramel malt base. Chalky and woody finish going into a short acidic note. Not good.
Ungstrup (29172) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled - tasted blind. A hazy amber beer with a thin lazing orangey head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and over ripe fruits, but also a hint of acidity. The flavor is sweet amlty with notes of caramel as well as an acidic tart horseblanket note. How can a BW turn out like this?
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 100 cl) Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy amber golden with a beige head. Distict aroma of oak and vanilla. Medium body with notes of caramel, wood and vanilla with everything being overpowered by a very distinct sourness. Subdued bitterness. Wauw, amazing how a Barley Wine this strong can end up with an infection this bad. But still enough interesting parts to enjoy in this although the sourness is impossible to ignore. 260708
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small tan head. Has a malty caramel aroma with oaky hints. Sweet malty and sour ripe fruit flavor with hints of oak and vanilla. Hasa a slightly sour malty fruity finish with some oaky hints.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Barley Wine, BA
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
clear dark amber, fine tan head,
infected caramel malt aroma,
rich caramle malt flavor, lots of vanilla sweetness, light oaky tartness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet and sour flavor with roasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Infected.
hopscotch (8914) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle… RBSG 07… Hazy copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The aroma is a marriage of vinous port notes, creamy vanilla, bourbon, charred oak and English toffee. The flavor leans heavily on the malty side of balance with gobs of sweet caramel, toffee, fig, acidic bourbon and robust, but not overbearing, heat. Full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Sweet caramel and warm bourbon finish.
hopdog (8823) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 Liter bottle acquired in trade with robertsreality (thanks!). Bottle labeled; Bottling Date Jan 01, Bottles of 185. Poured a medium to dark amberish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, lighter wood, citrus, caramel, fruits, and vanilla. Tastes of boubon, vanilla, citrus, caramel, and vanilla. Some alcohol in the finish, but overall well hidden.
DocLock (7743) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cellared swing top 750 from the Doc Lock cellar. Pours clear dark coppery toward ruby with minimal off-white head. Nose is very caramelly, malty, vinous fruity, with Wheaties and honey. Tastes of malt, hefty red winey vinous fruit, honey, hops, earthy notes, and a bit light on complexity and palate heft. Very fruity, ut a bit watery late, although with well hidden alcohol. Decent, and if I could get this again without paying an arm and a leg, I would jump on that opportunity.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the RBSG grand tasting on 6/23/07: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly caramely sweet malt with a touch of light fruity esters and a hint of tartness. Body starts thinner and slightly sugary but has a touch of bourbon and fruity tartness. Better than the regular barleywine, but not by much.