Kleurplaatje (213) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2016
Pours medium dark with very little head. Heavy malty aroma. Some caramel, bit of a vinous tone, ripe fruits... Some alcohol as well. Interesting. Tastewise very much in line with a ruby port. Seems the Niepoort touch is clearly visible. Smoothly sweet with notes of raisins, figs, brown sugar, dark chocolate and peppery caramel. Woody finish, has that perfect port-ish balance of sweetiness with a moderately dry touch. Typical sticky texture, full bodied and with a moderate carbonation. Pretty well balanced. Sipper for sure, but quite a lovely one. Could have been more thicker though. brnandersen (4389) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
50 cl bottle poured in to a Snifter. Batch #571, BBE 03/2019. Hazy, amber colour with a thin, off-white head, that fades to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. Sweet aroma with caramel malts, dark overripe fruits, port barrel, red grapes, faint liquorice and citrus fruits. Taste is sweet. Full body with an oily texture and a soft to flat carbonation. Finishes lasting sweet with oak and port notes. Excellent Barley Wine. You got to love the port barrel notes in this one. Holmen2 (4384) - NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 10.10.16. Cloudy copper. Small, beige head. Superbly complex aroma and taste, with dark berries, dark malt, sherry and liquorice. Some malt sourness. tandembrauer (1686) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy dark amber with little off-white head. Aroma of caramel, ethanol, raisins, dark dried fruits. Taste is sweet, umami, some fruity sourness. Medium bodied. Leighton (23090) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Sampled at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. Pours clear amber-gold with a foamy, white head. The nose holds dry wood, light cedar, beachwood. Medium sweet flavour with lots of dried fruits, pale wood, sugar, straw, apricot. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with more woody dryness, leathery berries. Tasty and nicely balanced.
Ungstrup (39078) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2016
An amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, and caramel sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, caramel sauce, and citrusy, leading to dry alcoholic finish.
gunnfryd (15646) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 11, 2015
KRS 140815. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is alcohol, malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruits, oxidation, bread. Aroma is the same. Full body. Very nice beer. axl (1120) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2015
500ml bottle. Somewhat dirty hazy redish-brown with small beige film. Aroma is port, wood, sweet syrup, chocolate, coffee, some charred notes and hints of red fruits. Taste is port, red fruits, dried fruits eg. raisins, slight wood acidity, some chocolate, a hint of roasted coffee and syrupy sweetness. The mouthfeel is rather smooth but with clearly niticeable alcohol, the carbonation is low and the aftertaste is lasting. Theydon_Bois (21791) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2015
Bottle split at Amager Brewery mini tasting, RBESG ’15 day 3, thanks to Papsoe, 22/08/15.
Hazed orange amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich dark fruits, cake mix, light barrel notes, toasted brown sugar.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sherry notes, sweet licks, biscuit crumble, caramelised brown sugar, barrel notes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Decent barley wine, well balanced sipper. thomat (4237) - Goteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle @ Amager Brygghus. Cloudy dark amber with a tiny tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, fruit, woos and hops. Full body with a long balanced finish.