Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2016
Small sample from 2010 vintage - Amazingly complex with tons of sherry, port. Huuuuge malts, caramel, complex breadcrust. Very bitter finish, but it’s good! Slight alcohol-burn as to be expected from 13,2%. alex_leit (4500) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 13, 2016
Bottle. Reddish amber color, creamy foam. Sweet wine aroma, caramel, malt, hops, porto. Taste: wine, oak, bitter-sweet, nectar, caramel, warming, awesome. Beertobealive (576) - Courbevoie, FRANCE - MAY 31, 2016
Pours a beige to brown head with warm alcohol and strong malts with soya as well. Amber colored body. Thick in mouth. Could match with sweet and sour asiatic food.
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Big thanks to bergstaden for getting this one across to me. Everything about this ale just worked so well I wish I had the luck of cellaring a few more.fiulijn (20806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
At cellar temperature and into a tulip. A solid yeast pack holds on the pour. The body of beer a shimmering, deep, ruddy copper. Head is hardy; holding for much of the length a mere half centimetre of pine coloured cream. The legs as you swirl the glass are incredible. Treacly, sweet, golden syrup and caramel on the nose atop hints of peach and apricot, orange blossom, sherbet and boozy sherry. Big body, meaty and viscous with a light spritz of carbonation up front and a lengthy rough malt, burnt sugar and sherry warmth to the finish. Plenty of pale stonefruit and caramelised, sharp and savoury fruit mince coming through. It has a lengthy sweetness that compliments the bitter fruit and chunky malts. Light earthiness and hint of new oak settles in. With all that’s going on it works harmoniously together. For 13.2% ABV it drinks of a barley wine of moderate strength. Delectable yet not overly complex - it has mellowed in the past few years. It just works. A lovely barley wine! (50cL, 2012 vintage)
Tasting at Ferris’, vintage 2012, ~4 years old
GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Cloudy dark amber color, cloudy. The aroma is very corky, the flavor is malty, sweet, for a good body, but overall it’s not aging too well. Warm, alcoholic final.
Nice but old.
2012 vintage. Dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma is dark fruits, soy sauce, hint of sherry, light oxidation. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of spice on the backend. Taste is caramel, soy sauce, sherry, spice, citrus zest. Mmm. Ferris (15906) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Light oxidization, sweet, touch of minty notes and caramel. Hazy brown with a light beige head. Light oxidization, some herbal notes, caramel and a long finish. A bit oxidized but nice. erling1000 (744) - - APR 16, 2016
A norwegian, brown barley wine with liw head. Aroma is cheese, malt, prune. Tadte is sweet.
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27-MAR-2016, bottle @Morten, from Fish & Beer.
Amber with a low tan head.
Dried fruit, nuts, dried orange peel. Sweet malt, hops. Full body. alcoholic. Nce.i RasmusOtt (2794) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark orange/amber with a beige head. Aroma of toffee, butterscotch, toasted malts, bitter nuts and weak booze. The taste has notes of toffee, butterscotch, caramel, bitter nuts, plums, dark sweet fruits, alcohol and a bitter hoppy end. A bit on the boozy side but still an ok sipper.