blafa (511) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from systembolaget, at home. Helsingborg, December 2011.
Pours light golden with a creamy head. Aromas of oranges, mandarins, dried apricots, grainy malts and alcoholic sugar. Warming and quite nice. The body is quite full with more sweet malty tastes, some dried fruits together with a graininess. Surprisingly enough there is actually quite the hop action going on here as well. Interesting brew!
ekstedt (6032) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear deep amber, medium white head. Nutty and bisquity malt aroma with strong notes of floral hops (EKG?). Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry, high bitterness. More like a british DIPA than barley wine.
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Ekstedt’s Testing 11-12-02. Pours amber with a small white head. Smells honey and malty. Tastes Nutty and abit hoppy with a similar finish.
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 First rating
Bottle at ekstedt tasting on December 2, 2011
2011 edition, 33 cl bottle, BB 2013-11-20. Marked 248
My Barley Wine number 100 on ratebeer, yay
Clear copper color, small white head. Sweet, alcohol scent, bready. Sweet, bitter taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Sampled on December 24, 2011
BB 2013-11-29, X-mas 2011 version
Hazy copper color, small tan head. Sweet, malty, grainy scent, some alcohol. Sweet, toffee, grainy taste. Fresh aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Pretty nice and malty. Mom liked it too, bro didn’t.
joergen (23865) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange-brown coloured with a medium sized off-white head.
Frutiy aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops.
Mad_Ferret (764) - SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish amber with a nice head.
Lots of fruity american hops on the nose with lots of sugary caramel and some minty peppery notes with a bit of alcohol sting. Nice.
Taste is straight up the american barley wine alley with tropical fruit, sugary toffee and also here some peppery mint and a dash of alcohol.
Bigger body with soft carbonation.
One of the better from Jessica.
Ungstrup (30812) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. A red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, spices, and bread, as well as a bit of alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.
yespr (36095) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, caramelish and toasted malty. Solid bitter, herbal and grassy. Bitter and toasted malty. Rather young in flavour.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Some perfumy hops on a bed of caramel. Medium body, heavy caramel, fruit and spices with some perfumy hops leaving a solid bitterness. However still a little "light" for a Barley Wine. 011211
Cunningham (5758) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2012 Bottle. Slightly hazy copper colour with a very small head. Sweet and light fruity aroma. The flavour was more hoppy than expected and made this barley wine a nice touch. Not that strong eiher, one of the best barley wine I have tasted.