fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2008 2008-02-08, draught at Ølbaren, Copenhagen, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark red mahogany color; creamy head. The aroma is alcoholic, with light caramel. It has a medium body strength, not to be confused with the alcohol, that immediately gets in the mouth; there is some caramel and mild chocolate flavor, with traces of vegetables. Wrong and extremely alcoholic; a "malty malt liquor". I won’t spend more words, as this beer doesn’t deserve much.
2008-01-28, draught at Cockney Pub, Århus, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Hazy dark amber color; creamy head; sticky lace. It has a very mild aroma, of malt, and something similar to a Malt Liquor. It’s full bodied, with a strong malt and caramel flavor, unfortunately for me corrected by a too strong sweet liquorice in the beginning; the liquorice then disappears a bit, and some sweet nutty trace comes in. It’s quite bitter and the final is long, with the malt too and the alcohol gently warms the mouth. Quite good, but the liquorice is not my liking.
Rasmus40 (19353) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear orange with a big beige head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, spicy and rather alcoholic. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with lots of alcohol. Too sweet and too much alcohol. 120610
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.
harrisoni (18000) - 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.
saxo (17968) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, hops and flowers. Quite vinous.
TBone (17060) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark nut brown color, thick beige head. Berry-like, malty nose. Very sticky, sugary beer, lots of caramel. Same time very drinkable. Some carbonation. Malty, caramelly, woody hoppy aftertaste.
yngwie (16882) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2009 Bottle. It’s a clear, dark reddish copper beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is heavy on the malty side, and a bit subdued on the hops. Raisins, ripe blue plums, beef-stock, caramel, pine cones and fortified wine. Full-bodied and warming, with a suitable co2 level. The alcohol is quite evident in the mouth as well, giving a rather pleasant burn. Flavors of sweetness, caramel, a tiny roasted note, raisins, some hoppy bitterness and alcohol fills the mouth. The finish is of the lasting kind, warming and sweet, maybe needing just a little more bitterness. A well crafted beer, but I can’t help feeling that my total score on the beer is a bit too high. But I enjoyed it very much. 090825
mcberko (16607) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500mL bottle, pours a murky dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (raisins, grapes, black currants), caramel and toffee, and candied sugar. Flavour is extremely well-balanced, with tons of dark fruits as aforementioned, caramel malts, toffee, decent hop character, some coffee, a bit vinous (red wine) and slight sweetness. This should be rated higher than it is. Excellent depth and design on this.
chrisv10 (16564) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
30 cl draft. Amber body with off-white head. Flavour is caramel, alcohol and vinous.
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a deep dark amber color with a finger of off-white head.
S: A surprisingly hoppy nose to this one. Lots of floral, perfumey hops with a bit of citrus peel and pine. Great maltiness with tons of dark fruit undertones, specifically black cherries and raisins. Definitely some alcohol as well.
T: Just a bit of an alcohol bite to the beer, but it’s nicely masked by the sweet caramel, brown sugar, and molasses. Dark fruits help to do this as well. Still a solid hop character with lots of floral notes and piney bitterness.
M: Just about full in body with a medium level of carbonation.
O: A very well balanced barleywine that toes the line between hopped up American barleywine and sweeter old ale/English barleywine.