yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cL bottle, courtesy of joergen. Pours cloudy deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is dark roasted malty and slight breadish. Caramelish and breadish. Lingering roasted and dark malty. Slight sweet note. Light alcohol note.
joergen (24774) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2010 Bottle.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of marzipan.
Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of marzipan and alcohol.
Warming alcoholic finish.
KimJohansen (10406) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany with a medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel, overripe fruits and cake. Flavor was quite sweet with roasted malt, caramel, dark overripe fruits and vinious notes. Finished sweet.
Ungstrup (32186) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel, leading to a bitter finish.
rlgk (15805) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber color, nice beige head. Milky creamy aroma, nutty notes, some fruit. Toffee, buttery, strong without bringing too much alcohol. Nutty flavor, milky, mild creamy notes, some alocohol, fruity. Malty finish with nutty and buttery notes. Wonderful barley wine!
larsniclas (6337) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Brown with a small off-white head.
Hair-salon-aroma along with chocolate and sweet fruits.
Sweet fruits in the flavour as well. Raisin and resin.
Marsiblursi (3070) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours deep mahogany reddish brown with a sand-coloured head. Typical super meaty, sweet and fruity Traquair aroma with notes of salty ham, broth, figs, prunes, black cherries, sticky raisins, toffee/fudge/butter, caramelized nuts, vanilla, orange marmalade, dried apricots and brown sugar. In addition, some black tea, herbs, flowers/tulips, juicy dark bread and earth. Some Belgo-ish esters. Only hints of hops. The nose is unique and complex, like many other Traquair beers. Touch of alcohol. The flavour is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Meaty, dark fruity, dark sugary/syrupy/toffee-ish and malty. Fudge and mild herbs in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is round and soft as well as light sticky with a light carbonation. Medium to full bodied. Hmm, Barley Wine? Reminds me more of a Quadrupel or a Wee Heavy.
pilsnerrogge (2711) - Finspång, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep ruby with a large but fast sinking head. Sweet aroma with notes of wood, toffee and treacle. Thick mouthfeel. Flavour is quite sweet and has notes of wood and cherry stones. Alcohol bitter finish. Will probably improve with age.
Neeskens (328) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Veeery dark red color. Dried fruit and alcohol in aroma. More of the same in the flavor together with a malty body and a lot of sugar for the sweet tooth. The bitterness is there, but not in your face, it rather brings it all together. Some oily viscosity, still not as much as many other barley wines and not enough if you ask me. Still, a nice beer but not top in it’s class.
Croff (164) - Ostra Sonnarslov, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue. Small head that fades to a thin lace very quickly. Aroma of caramel, spice, ripe dark fruit, and a slight hint of toast. Full bodied flavor of dark bread, dark fruit, floral, herb/spice, malt. Foamy mouthfeel with noticable alcahol. A mild dry, syrupy finish, with a oak note.
Although drinkable, It is a different barley wine than I have had before. While drinking it I had to keep reminding myself that it was barley wine and not a american strong ale. I look at the ingedients on the bottle and no barley. I look into the Traquair website and it is not referred to as barley wine. So I don’t know what this stuff is as far as a "style", it is drinkable, but nothing special.