MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Caramel aroma mixed with subtle alcoholic notes. Pours red-brown with very nice tan head. Nice initial sweet malt flavor that dries out quickly leaving a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Very smooth with just hints of the alcohol. Nice dark caramel flavor really contributes to the smoothness. This is a very good example of what a barley wine should be. Very enjoyable. ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2011 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy copper, medium tan head. Nutty, bisquity, and almondy malt aroma, with floral hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet with a firm but very pleasant bitterness. Wonderful Barley Wine! Mysan_brewing (60) - - FEB 2, 2013
Smells of lovley dark dried fruits, looks amazing, dark and golden, light cream head. Taste is baked plums raisins and a bit of leather? I'm in love with a barley wine, who would have thought that ;)
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P:ours a cloudy dark reddish amber with a big frothy light brown head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, toffee, nuts, rich sweet malts and a hint of some fruity esthers. Taste is sweet malts up front with some toffee, dried fruits, oak, slight nuts and a smooth alcohol warming on the finish. Overall a very pleasant barley wine. jimhilt (2609) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit and alcohol nose, flavor is dark fruit, caramel and some alcohol. Decent barleywine. Pricey at $9.99 for a 500ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, MA.
phaleslu (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2013
500 ml bottle from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a hazed fig-amber color with a small off-white head that settles into a small film with a ring. Small rising carbonation bubbles are visible on the edges. Aroma of toffee, dates, figs, raisins, brown sugar, and toast. Right on the money. Flavor of toffee, brown sugar, raisins, dates, and figs, with some really nice spiciness late, like a little black pepper and rye. Nice and balanced, and not overly sticky or sweet. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. I really enjoyed this, and was pleasantly surprised because I was a bit disappointed with Gudelos. Tinco (617) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle bought at systembolaget late 2011. Beautiful deep clear deep red liquid with a nice compact big off white head. Aroma is spreading in the room. Aroma is of sweet fruits, raisins, lots of caramel and toffee, dates, dark fruits, sugars, bready. Smells amazing! Taste: a nice sweet flavor in there with caramel, milk chocolate and fruits. Perfect level of carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden but still detectable. Really nice flavour. Positively surprised by this one! I think some years in my cellar did this beer good :) KimJohansen (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown with medium off white creamy head. Aroma is vinous with roasted malt, chocolate, liquerice and toffee. Sweet flavor with chocolate, liquerice, hops and fruits. Full bodied. Alcohol very well hidden. Finishes bitter. Lovely! Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
Dark coppery colored with cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Weird christmas spicy gingery-caardamom aroma with hints of raisins and hops, mild alcohol also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is also interesting with same ginger dominating with mild port wine and caramel. Aftertaste dries strongly with still this spiciness and thin positive cardboard and mild alcohol. Interesting though different devil here. oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2008
Draught@EBF2008. Amber colour, mediumsized beige head, some lace. Aroma is hops, grass, mild wood, cookies and some slight alcoholic sweetness. Flavour is nuts, hops, fruits, yeast and some alcohol. Very well balanced and pleasant.