Ungstrup (37309) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2005
[1998 bottle] A hazy dark amber beer with a disappearing off-white head. The aroma is of alcohol and yeast. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol and oranges. joergen (27983) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 4, 2005
Clear orange coloured with a white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel, hops and pine needles.
Flavour of malts, hops, pine needles and caramel. anders37 (26227) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Malty vinous alcoholic aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty slightly alcoholic caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Sweet warming malty alcoholic finish with some hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of nicolascage. Hazy, amber golden with an off-white head that leaves some lacework. Extremely dry whiskey aroma. Medium in body with a strangely limited malt base and again these very distinct notes of whiskey. Somehow the body isn’t huge enough to contain all the alcohol hence the beer appears somewhat inharmonious. But not unpleasant in any way. 201107 omhper (24973) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2002
Reddish brown. Somewhat sweetish, but, thick, powerful and well hopped. A good barley wine.
madmitch76 (24388) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2009
19th April 2008
Silky smooth but low carbonation. Hops dominate but the bitterness doesn’t. I find it to hoppy for a barleywine but very decent though. Travlr (24307) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle. Gold color, not much head or lacing. Pretty much a straightforward caramel color and flavor barleywine. fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 2008-09-06, draught at Old Dominion Brewhouse, Washington, 6-3-7-4-14=34harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2009
It’s served in a completely wrong glass; hazy amber color. It has some malt aroma. Good body, good caramel flavor, with correct sweetness, good bitterness level, some alcohol feeling.
Powerful but not exciting, it doesn’t keep up with the bottled version.
2007-09-11, vintage 2005, 8-5-9-4-17=43
Beautiful red-amber color. Buttery malt aroma. Strong mouthfeel, rich malt flavor, very sweet, with sweet caramel, fudge, cookies, sweet chocolate; warming, with a touch of aged rum; a good hopping provides the necessary balance. The flavor is a bit more on the sweet side; the palate a bit more bitter, with strong toffee character. Excellent.
Comparison to the oak aged version. This one has a stronger character and is more warming, both the aroma and flavor are maltier, resulting in a stronger body too, and the final is more bitter; in other words, it’s more complex. This beer can stand a longer cellaring. A solid beer to be fully enjoyed, whenever there is a chance.
Bottle at LCRBM 5 at Kulminator, Antwerp 2009. Haze on an orange gold beer. Aroma of citurs orange fruits. Barrel ageing. Some soft wood. Sweetish. But quite interesting. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2004 Hazy golden-bronze; monstrous malt nose with toast, some peachiness and crackerlike influences; chewy, malty palate - caramelly, earthy tones, hint of phenols.