RuneStumo (2652) - Haugesund, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2017 24.10.2014. 0,75l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. Dark brown colour with white head. Dark malts with lots of malt sweetness. Very rich malty aromas. Strong with very well hidden alcohol. Sweet. This beer has very little carbonation. Wine is what comes to mind with a oily texture and rich sweet body. Moderate soft bitterness with very gentle hopping. Very nice beer!
13.05.2017. 0,75l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Haugesund. #555. BB 03/2034. Very murky brown colour. Thick with lots of residue. Unclear and no carbonation. Aroma is prunes and wine. Simple as that. Flavours are the same. Very complex wine fla vours, Sweet with prunes and red fruit. Very rich and flat like a wine. Good. Increasing the score from 3,8 to 4,5. Holmen2 (3568) - NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015 Cloudy brown with off-white head. Aroma of prunes, dates, sherry and port. Well balanced taste. Complex, while easily drinkable. Like a very good English barley wine. Mmmmmmmm :-) Holmen1 (5839) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 fra (umerket) flaske på Cardinaltreff april-13: mmm, dette var en snopete måte å avslutte den store Norgeskvelden på! Lite bitterhet, men heller ikke den overveldende sødmen man ofte finner i barleywines. Farlig lettdrikkelig snadder med stor munnfylde og lett bitter ettersmak. Særdeles uklar, mørk karamellfarge. Avrundet og fin - ingen skarpe kanter, men virker noe uferdig. Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff des-13: nå vi jubelen ingen ende ta, et mesterverk med en rund, fyldig, fruktig/jordbæraktig smak som også inneholder et solstreif av lynghonnning. Farlig på alle måter. Opp fra 3.8 til 4.1 ClubGonzo (5668) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle at Børskjelleren, Bergen, shared with Maltmisjonen. Pours a light mahogany brown body, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, hazel nuts, toffee, raisins, hints of dark dry fruits and grains. Taste is dense caramel, toffee, grains, raisins, hints of hazelnuts and biscuits. Full body, medium carbonation. Classic English barley wine from Kinn, and a nice addition to the Norwegian sortiment of beers. Love it! :-) Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 19, 2013
On tap @ Bergen Ølfestival. Glowing cloudy deep dark orange in the glass this one with a initially really big dark beige looking head. It’s loaded with all sorts of complex malt aromas and sweet good dried fruits. So much going on on the nose. It has raisins, dates, Kinn yeast and it just smells really good! A ton of malty flavor in this. Sweet and really sticky in the mouth and it’s gently carbonated. I get nuts, spices, lots of raisins, some rum and dark sweet fruits. This goes under the category "A flavor bomb". Just lovely stuff. Looking forward to having this on bottle. 07.09.2013
HoppyBudgie (833) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2013
Brown color with medium head. Aroma of malt, dark caramel, dried fruits. Taste of dark dried fruits, caramel, sweet malt. Finishes off with a woody mouthfeel and hidden alcohol. A nice byggvin this.
Beer5000 (6441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2013
Sampled at Nærbø Ølfestival 2013. Slightly unclear, deep golden body with a small beige head. Nice, strong aroma of dry fruit, caramel malt, spicy cellar notes (whatever that might be, it just sounds right for me) and port type vinous. Flavor is quite sweet, caramel malt, dry fruit, warming alcohol and something best described as Belgium style bitterness, ie not particular citric fruity, more like bitter dry fruit and herbal bitterness. Fine body and long warming aftertaste. A fine and pleasant one that probably always should be stored for at least one year just like this one. Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 27, 2013
Dunkel rødbrun farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt og frukt. Smak av malt, frukt og krydder. Smaksbombe. Bøker og Børst.
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, almost no head. Great chocolate aroma, promising fruit and marzipane as well. Wonderful chocolatey fruit flavours, sweet, warming alcohol. Marzipane. Seriously good beer, maybe a candidate for aging? tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from vinmonopolet vika, enjoyed with my father in law. Brown-red color with no head and completly flat. Smells malty and boozy. Tastes of caramel, malty, liqorice, fruits, bitter and complex. Nice sipper.