fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [Vintage 2005]. @<a href=http://ratebeer.com/forums/thisted-kalder target=_new> Thisted Tasting by Maria.. Clear medium to dark amber color with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dark raisin, wood - oak, light alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. (120408)
yespr (33804) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl oz bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is cheesy, slight oxidised and overripe fruity. Sharp alcohol, smooth sweet and malty flavoured. Lingering dark malty and overripe fruity. Warming alcohol finish.
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is sweet spicy with notes of cloves, prunes, and raisins. The color is dark amber and it has a small orange head. The flavor is very sweet and very warm with notes of malt, caramel, raisins, and plums. A wonderful beer.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Dark, clear, amber colour with a small, beige head. Spicy, caramelish, alcoholic nose. Very delicately malty with loads of caramel and pronounced notes of dried fruit. Sweetish and soft, and not excessively bitter. Nice Barley Wine. 240705
joergen (22453) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange red coloured with a beige head.
Sweet aroma of malts, fruits and alcohol.
Sweet flavour of malts, fruits and alcohol and notes of liquorice.
oh6gdx (21835) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled (thanks Kimi!). Amber colour, small white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, wooden and mild herbal notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, mild alcohol and some grassy notes. Quite pleasant with some spicy notes in the finish.
omhper (20568) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber. Very fruity, soft and malty with balanced bitterness.
madmitch76 (17146) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
24th September 2008. Clear brown beer. A nose of bubblegum. A sweet start with a clear bubblegum tone. Then turns spirity and hot. Licorice undertone and ends with a bitter dry finish. Tasty but it’s a bit off the leash!
cgarvieuk (16286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
.bottle at colins ... copper ... thinest lacing ... sofr sweet toffee light honey aniiseed ... light fizz ... sweeet toffee ... light honey ... soft toffee malts ... juicy malts ... nice
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2009 2009-09-02, bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm, vintage 2004, 5 years old, 7-5-7-4-14=37
Hazy red-amber color, hazy; creamy head. Caramel aroma, with a plum side, and some alcohol. Reasonable body stength, mature caramel flavor, medium sweetness, plum touch and raisins; correct bitterness, but the final is not sweet as it should be. So aged, it reminds me more an American version of Belgian Strong Ale than a Barley Wine.
2007-04-25, bottle, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Beautiful amber color; thin persistent head. Malty aroma, spicy, perfumy; interesting. Malty flavor, not too sticky, spicy, peppery; sweetness and balanced bitterness; the alcohol burns a bit. A very good strong ale, powerful; too much yeast in the bottle. More Belgian style (the yeast?) than English.