yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2009
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 FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 21, 2008
Draught (EBF2008) - thanks oh6gdx!Benzai (16685) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
Beautiful sweet dark fruity hoppy aroma. Some alcohol burn, but very tasty tangy hops. Good sipper.
50cl bottle @ Monks Cafe Wallingatan, Stockholm. Hazy red color, full sized beige head that leaves a decent lacing. Smell malts, some sweetness, slightly sweetish-alcohol. Taste malts, lightly roasty malts, some alcohol, some caramel, lightly coffee, very nice. Full body, medium carbo. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
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. Dedollewaitor (16387) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 14, 2008
Tap @ Olbaren, Copenhagen. Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet malty, vinous & spicy. Full bodied & very smooth. Alcohol is well hidden & the beer is extremely easy drinkable. Sweet caramel & anise/herbs dominates like in Mystikale! Nice Barley wine!
MiP (15973) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Draught at ÅBF08. Cloudy red brown colour. Very small head. Good flavourful beer. Good mouthfeel. Slightly spicy flavour. Very pleasant though you might want more out of the ABV. bhensonb (15756) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours ruby with a 3 finger foamy beige/tan head. Aroma of pine twigs and brown sugar. Med + body. Flavor is brown sugar, roasted caramel, and something resiny. Theres’ enough hop or something to mostly offset the typical barley wine sugar. There are unusual flavor aspects. Herby. And more herby. Damn good drink. Ratman197 (15364) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2011
500 ml bottle poured a cloudy brown with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of prunes, dates, toffee, figs and carmel. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth warming finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, dates, fig and light prunes with a smooth warming lingering dried fruit finish. Borup (15345) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle from Super Best, Hellerup. Hazy dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, alcohol and fruit, gunnfryd (15281) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2008
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.