Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Brown and hazy. Medium-sized off-white head. Light nutty and caramelly aroma. Somewhat sharp flavour with strong and sharp hop flavours. This mixed with a slightly burnt caramelly sweetness. Given the sweet caramel the body is surprisingly thin. I like the caramel, but I feel that the beer would have been a lot more enjoyable if the body had not been more substantial. For a European barley wine this is quite nice, but as mention a little thin.
hirigalzkar (3065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. L: Amber. Thick off white head. S: CItrus hops. VInous. Butter. T: Fruity. Citrus. Malted barley. Sweet. O: Lacks in soul and power.
stouby (4597) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home.
Orange with a beige head. Aroma moderate to heavy malty (caramel) and hoppy (grass). Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Full body. Not in balance.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at EBF 2008, Copenhagen. Clear deep orange with a not-over-the-top sweet dried apricot fruity nose. On the tongue it is soft and sweet but with a great minty herbal flavour to set it apart and then a hot alcohol rush at the swallow. However, even then it does not taste 10.5% and is very drinkable.
gunnfryd (14650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Lord Nelson, Copenhagen. red - golden brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, alcohol, caramel. flavour is sweet, hop, alcohol, caramel, spices, raisin. Powerful beer.
Monkeypower (172) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy brown/red with finetextured tarred head. Anonymous alcohol saturated aroma and a flavor of wine, alcohol, toffee, caramel and malts.
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(EBF 2008) Amber color, big creamy offwhite head. Toffee aroma, vanilla and butter. Mint flavor, some butter and some alcohol.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@EBF 2008. Hazy, copper brown body. Virtually no head. Sweet malty smell. Ashy notes and a faint whiff of earthy hops. Massive malty-sweet flavor with lots of caramel. Spices and mild bittering hops underneath. Chewy mouthfeel. Medium body. Sweet, light spicy and light bitter ending.
harrisoni (17996) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at EBF 08. It’s not really their best style. It’s a hoppy sweet barley wine. Bit musty. Not my favourite from this outstanding brewery.
larsniclas (6960) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at EBF08.
Dark amber. Small off-white head.
Very sweet and smoked aroma.
Thick and oily palate.
Sweet and malty flavour with a lot of sweet fruits.