SamTheBarrel (681) - Vallentuna, - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle of 2011 years vintage. Pours opaque dark mahogany, with a medium sized creamy tan head with good retention. Aroma of plums, raisins, apricots and muscovado. Taste of plums, raisins, apricots, muscovado, maple syrup and butterscotch. Heavy sweetness with a light bitterness. Medium body, creamy texture and flat carbonation. An overall well tasting relatively low alcohol barley wine, personally however I do prefer the style stronger.
vjohans (535) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, best before 20131120
caramel, bread, roasty, herbs, alcohol, brown, red, hazy, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish
Joakgust (1181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Semi hazy amber beer with a small beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, licorice and toffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, bread, herbs, clove, nuts and alcohol. Well balanced.
Stuu666 (7332) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at the bow bar. Pours hazy amber, sweet sickly toffee taste. Bit of honey there.
rarbring (1902) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Smelling of sweet dried fruits, plums, toffee, syrup, sherry.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A low off-white head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, bread, raisins, brown syrup, dried fruits, hay and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body.
Overall: Improving with age so far.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. (Vintage 2011) Reviewed 2015-03-03.
Pyrmir (4391) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle, vintage 2011. Dark mahogany brown with quickly dissapating orange/tan head. Aroma of plums, raisins, apricots and dark sugar. Taste of plums, raisins, apricots, dark sugar, syrup and toffee. Sweet with nice fruity notes and light bitterness. I get the feeling that this would be better with a little more alcohol
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, still available from Systembolaget.se. Clear brown. Smoke, burned sugar, malt, spices. Nice.
HULK777 (503) - - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Fruity aroma of oranges, citrus, mandarin, and berries. White wine and Champagne! Citrus fruits and caramel in the taste. Also raisins, bread, and saffron.
ogivlado (6473) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -from trade with Nisse666, thanks Thomas. Dark amber coloured, huge beige head, caramel and light spices in the nose. Toasted malt, quite sweet, caramel and overripe fruits with hint of chocolate and spices. Light bitterness with light notes of hops in the finish.
Marko (4352) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nisse’s? Anyway, great that I get to try this. Poured a murky brownish amber body with an enormous beige head. Heavy maltiness in the aroma, vague chocolate, vague lemon. Sweet malty taste, vague caramel and chocolate, pear juice? Light bitterness, lemony notes. Fine, balanced barleywine, far from cloying, slightly too earthy for its own good but by all means a good beer.