Sigmund (5734) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle, probably from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 9%. BB-date 04.13. Cloudy brown colour, pours fizyy with a low beige head that soon subsides. Strong malty aroma, notes of caramel, molasses, oak and alcohol. Malty flavour with a slight fruity acidity, also notes of caramel. Not bad. .
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky chestnut with an off white head. Chocolate and roast malt aroma. Coffee taste.
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Mitra in Gorinchem. The beer is deep dark brown colored and pours a long staying cream colored head. The aroma bitter and sweet at the same time, with tones of roasted malts, dark chocolate, candy and dried dark fruits. Delicious mild flavor with clear tones of ammonium chloride and a nice bitterness. Fine soft aftertaste with hints of licorice at the end. Very nice brew from Holland. This is one of my favorite brewers.
tomekboniek (237) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Butelka. Termin ważności 10.2014 - wypite 02.2015. Mocno nagazowane, wyleciało podczas otwarcia. Barwa ciemny bursztyn. W smaku wyczuwalne brzoskwinie, słodkawe. Jak dla mnie mało przypominające styl Barley Wine bardziej Strong Belgian Ale. Nie przypadło mi do gustu.
Tide (2238) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Rotterdam. Black color, beige head. Bitter taste with hops, chocolate, coffee, nuts and coffee. Bitter finish with hops, coffee, chocolate and nuts. Very nice brew.
davidtjm (917) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bierlieb, Berlin. Pour is black with a frothy head, aroma is fruity, pine, toffee. Taste is dark fruits, roast malts, gentle bitterness, sweetness, warming alcohol. Good
lebermilz (103) - GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first barley wine. Dark, thick on the palate, feels like you could drink it with a fork. Very malty, sweet, but balanced with bitterness. This is nice., would like to pair it with a moist, bitter chocolate cake or a beef stew.
Neorej80 (351) - - JAN 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice darkroom Brown colour and an off-white head. Aroma of coffee and rasins. Pretty sweet. Rasins, cherries and yeasty flavours. Not really my thing.
Bedni (346) - POLAND - JAN 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
first of all - gushing :/
color, cloudy dark brown, mud brown
head, few seconds very nice but drops quickly
aroma: dried plums, wine, malt, cherries, honey
sweet, no bitterness, not bad body, medium-low carbonation
alcohol, well coveredy by other aromas :)
Andy_ (998) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2015 330 ml bottle
Mahogany to deep ruby colored clear beer with little blonde head. Turns hazy with the yeast. Aroma is sour with apple and sweet with dark fruits and syrup. Flavor has dark fruits, burned sugar, yeast and slight sourness. Palate is quite thick with quite heavy carbonation. Finish has medium bitterness. Aftertaste is slightly sour and toffeey sweet with vanilla and licorice. Tastes a bit like sahti. Not sure if I like it.