Beer5000 (7593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled in 2010. Hazy amber body with floaters and a fast disappearing beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, dry fruit and alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, syrup, dry fruit, moderate bitterness and warming alcohol. Full body and sweet aftertaste. Very sweet, but not bad. A fine sipper. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
bottle from ibrewdave 12/18/11.
dark amber with a small spotty white head.
aromas of grain, brown sugar covered apples, brown figs and vegetals.
the flavor is the same and nearly ungodly sweet. bitter grainy finish with no discernible hops. sweet but not thick. dece but not for me. 6/4/5/3/13 Ibrew2or3 (9669) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Finally popping this thing since madmitch76 generously shipped it to me across the pond mid 2009. The half liter brown glass bottle pours clear amber with a nice full tight tan head. I would not have guessed this big well aged organic beer could deliver such a nice head of foam. Speaking of age the bottle states the best buy date is December 2010. This is being consumed December 2011. Hmm. Has it gone bad? So far so good. The modest aroma is sweet with honey coated Gala apple wedges and faint hints of plum and fig. The aroma seems to have held up without any issues. The taste is rich yummy sweet English Barleywine goodness with caramel, sweet ripe Gala apple wedges, brown sugar and a light oxidation sherry like note. So the extended age shows a tad bit of oxidation which for me improves the experience as I love that. Darn tasty brew. I hope I can swing getting the newer versions of this series some day. fiulijn (24190) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
2010-08-21, bottle from Pig’s Ear 2008, brewed in 2007, 3 years old, 6-4-7-3-15=35madmitch76 (30462) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
Dark amber color; very small head. Light malt aroma. Good caramel flavor, well balanced, with a little alcohol but overall hiding well the ABV. Tasted side to side with the original version, it has more complexity, in the flavor, but it loses something with the aroma.
2009-05-29, bottle courtesy of Theis, brewed in 2007, 2 years old, 6-4-8-4-15=37
Hazy dark amber color with red shades. The aroma is strongly vegetables. It has a quite good malt and caramel flavor, sweet, solid, with a good bitterness. Warming alcohol. Pleasant, and not showing signs of age.
4th December 2007
yngwie (18235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2011
Pigs Ear Festival, Hackney. Sweet toffee and with lovely notes of Port. No bitterness. Very well hidden alcohol. Lip smacking and gorgeous!
2011 Note - the best beer Pitfiled ever did imho. Still have a few of these aging away.
Bottle, from trade with Papsoe. Some microfloaties swirl in an else clear, copper colored body. A small, diminishing head sits on top. Some alcohol, as well as dried fruits, dark malts and sugar on the nose. Sweet, warming and full bodied with a good bitterness. Dried fruits and some licorice blends in. The flavor lasts for a good while, being more bitter in the end. Although a bit on the warming side, this is a nice and pleasant beer, but definitely not a thirst quencher. 100917 gunnfryd (16593) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, sugar, malt, caramel. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, caramel, alcohol. Full bodied nice beer. Ungstrup (41959) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2010
Bottled. A hazy deep red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, hops, alcohol, and over ripe fruits. Geokkjer (7703) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2010
Bottle.Pours dark amber with a small off-white head.Aroma of nuts,alcohol,sweet and oxidized malt and some vinous notes.Flavor is super sweet and sticky sugary malt,some nutty and caramel notes and berries.Full, sticky body, well masked alcohol,warming and softly carbonated.Nice strong barley wine. Bov (14988) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
courtesy of fiulijn - amber-brown colour with no foam left; strong notes of hazelnut and alcohol; full-bodied and sticky, a subtle carbonation and quite dry; a touch of grapefruit, notes of Portwine and alcohol and pretty bitter