oh6gdx (26487) - 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. daknole (11050) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Cloudy light amber color. Aroma is loaded with caramel, toffee, oak, light hops and some good rich fruity notes. Flavor is sweet and finishes with a very light hop bite. I really enjoy the caramel and toffee notes in this. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Amazing bonus beer courtesy of madsberg. Thanks mads. Pours deep amber with thin tan head. The aroma is full with loads of dark fruitiness, sweet nutty extract butter and sweet yummy goodness. The taste is smooth rich blended dark fruity yum with dates, prunes, raisins, brown sugar and a light amount of booze. Wow, this is very nice and will only improve will years of cellaring. Plovmand (8587) - Grindsted, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2010
On tap. Hazy amber with a creamy off white head. The aroma is ripe fruit, barley, raisins, prune and lots of caramel. The flavour is Sweet malty, warming alcoho, caramel, sweet ripe fruit and raisin. Creamy texture. Very nice. olsvammel (7274) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2010
Draught at SBWF 2010 (Elixir Wine). It poured a hazy mahogny-amber liquid. It had a thick and heavy flavour of dried fruit, malts and a bunch of other flavours. Complex but a bit short in flavour.
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle shared by akevitt. Pours a cloudy, red-amber body with a frothy, yellowish brown head. Aroma of sweet malts, bread, sugars, and prune. Taste is the same but with more dark fruit character. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Bitter hop finish with a slightly metallic aftertaste and alcohol burn. tiong (7515) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2011
500ml bottle, thanks lusikkaStrykzone (7560) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Pours brownish red with a minimal sticky head. Aroma has hints of raisin, caramel and hops. Taste is quite well balanced with notes of malts and caramel. Slightly sweet and bitter finish. Medium bodied, alcohol is well hidden. Straightforward but tasty barley wine.
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. This pours a reddish brown and it has a nice tan foamy head. The aroma is full of grain that tastes like brewers grain that has been roasted but not brewed with. Very tasty! Dark fruit, tons of that grain, anise, and alcohol. An excellent beer. pintbypint (3767) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
500ml brown bottle. Red brown pour, unclear with a bit of hazing. Tan head, creamy. Good mix of spotty lacing and rings left in the glass. Nose has caramel malts, some woody notes, brown sugar, light spiciness. Sweet flavour up front with caramel and or toffee malt, underlying earthiness, leafy hop notes. Finishes with lingering woody hops and some sharpness, small presence of alcohol. Full bodied, soft mouthfeel, feels pretty smooth in the mouth. Drinks to style and will be welcome in my fridge in the upcoming winter months. gyllenbock (9711) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2011
On tap at SBWF 2011.
Slightly hazy copper with a small creamy head. Sweet with a lot of toffee. I did note some alcohol but nothing disturbing. A perfect beer to sit around with for a while.