MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10.4%. Good, fat caramelly aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is vinous with a caramelly hoppiness, reminding me of an American barley wine. Good clean roughness in the finish.
Koelschtrinker (14596) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Würzig-hefiger Antrunk mit trockenen und milden Getreidenoten. Für eine Barley Wine ziemlich unspektakulär, die intensivsten Aromen sind die getreidgen. Leicht alkoholisch, fast mild herb. Zum Ende alkoholisch würziger, etwas langweilig da monoton. Ich habe mehr erwartet! 8/7/7/6/12/6
chrisv10 (13819) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cl bottle. Dark amber body with small head. Flavour is malt, spices and some hop.
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour witha beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, malt, fruit. Flavour is grapefruit, peaches, malt, caramel, alcohol. Bitter finish. Rough beer.
bhensonb (13219) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours copper with a smallish white head. I’m getting substantial citrus and floral for aroma. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. Flavor is lots of floral and citrus hop over barely detectable caramel. Except that the hop departs and sweetness appears. That’s the cycle for each sip. This is not for quaffing. Finish is really hoppy, and the floral reduces the harshness of the bitter, but it’st really hoppy. Oat wine? Maybe that’s why the sweetness is less than expected. Really hoppy for a barley wine. If the hop is resin, the floral must be messin’ with my taster. Really like it. With time I can almost believe resin. Not quite though.
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keg Liquor.
Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy rye, hop and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting.
This is a good complex beer.
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, oatmeal, some bread, vinous, light alcohol, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, oatmeal, some toast, light chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of ilovedarkbeer) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, toasted biscuit, and light oatmeal dustiness. Flavor of hops (pine, floral, citrus), brown sugar, and caramel malt.
HenrikSoegaard (12264) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.
Christian (12190) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a small white head. Juicy peach aroma with tangerine and pine. I have just brewed an oat porter myself, and there is definitely some of that: graham cracker, grain and bread. And a bit of alcohol.
Flavour is intense hops, oat and alcohol. Juicy American hops, and lots of oat character. Unlike the hvedegoop, this has its own character making it more than a barleywine.