yespr (48895) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
RBESG2008: 22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a slowly collapsing tan head. Light liqourice and woody hops aroma. Flavour is light roasted malt to a breadish base. Holds a nice level of bitternes with a mild fruity note. Ends smooth malty and hoppy dry. Ungstrup (38902) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, spices, and alcohol, tyme stands out among the spices. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of fruit both fresh and a bit over ripe, combined with medium notes of caramel and alcohol. The latter leaving a slight burn along the sides of the tongue. Thanks to Alex (fiulijn). joergen (29598) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2008
Draught at the brewery.
Cloudy orange brown coloured with a small off white head.
Sweet aroma of fruits, caramel and dried fruits.
Sweet flavour of caramel, fruits and dried fruits with notes of hops.
Fruity and hoppy finish. anders37 (27577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2008
Draught @ Brouwer’s, Seattle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Sweetish malty hoppy citrus aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of citrus and pine needles. Has a long sweeitsh warming malty hoppy bitter finish with a long hoppy bitter aftertaste. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2008
Bottled. Aroma is caramel malts, mild spicing (mainly cardamom), hops, malts and some mild notes of fruits. Flavour is quite much the same with the focus on hops and cardamom.
omhper (25948) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2008 Draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear deep amber, brief head. Grapefruity caramel aroma. Medium sweet with clean mouthfeel. Firm and solid maltiness. Concentrated flavour of grapefruity hops and licorice. Some caramelly malt flavour is found underneath. Long salty bitter finish. A solid beer beautifully lacquered with massive amount of hops, but not a whole lot of depth. Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy, amber golden with an off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel and hops. Full-bodied with lots of caramel, overripe fruit and roasted malt - some spiciness too. Hoppy finish yet not overly bitter. We’re really talking Barley Wine borderlands here. 030707 fiulijn (21506) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2010 2010-08-08, corked bottle, vintage 2008, 2 years old, 9.1% ABV, 7-5-8-4-16=40saxo (19569) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
After some shaking, it pours a hazy dark amber color, with a small, creamy, persistent head. Mild aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, fudge. Good malt flavor, rich, with medium sweetness level, caramel, vanilla oak; correct bitterness level, not realy evident; the alcohol is warming. Good malty brew, as Barley Wine it could stand a few more years.
2007-07-03, corked bottle, 9% ABV, 8-5-8-4-16=41
Cloudy amber color; huge creamy head; nice lace. Hop aroma, but also malty and a bit cheesy. Very malty brew, and a lot of caramel; only then the bitterness comes in, strong, but not enough aromatic, resiny nor fruity.
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich with hops and flowers. Some citrus and caramel as well. Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2008
Dull amber and slightly hazy. Chewy aroma with caramel and dried fruits and some woody hops. The palate is soft but chewy, a result of an intense caramel start mixing with an alcoholic finish. The sticky sugars this leaves on the palate clash a little bit with the dull woody hops. There are some pleasant characteristics here, but the structure seems either ill-conceived or the exectuion clumsy.