Holy (837) - GERMANY - JAN 11, 2011
Bottle @BBF 2010. Highs: Strong sweet flavor (and I’m not a Barley Wine fan...). Lows: An odd scent in the nose, couldn’t quite place it and the sip overwhelmed anything there. Nice. harrisoni (18579) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
At Borefts BF 2010. Nice toffee aroma. Sweet butter, touch of malty dryness. Sweetish, straightforward Barley wine. Lasting decent dryness. Not overly sweet, some caramel. Subtle. Not too extreme. Dominant toffee flavour. larsniclas (7078) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10
Deep amber. Bubbly head.
Sweet and malty with low bitterness. esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2010
Hazy ruby colour, thin but creamy head. Raisiny fruitiness with rich and creamy caramel, some herbal hops in the nose. Some booze when cold. Caramelly sweet flavor, sweet fruits, low bitterness. Raisiny, caramelly and heba finish with some alcoholic warmth. A bit thin maybe. Oily texture, low carbonation. Nice BW, not excellent. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2010
SBWF 2010. Amber color, small beige head. Diacetyl aroma, malty, toffee, some nuts. Malty toffee flavor, chocolate notes, some nuts.
Svesse (8601) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2010
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 9 Oct 2010) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty nose with notes of red berries, caramel and vinous hints of alcohol. Malty, fruity taste with caramel, red berries, sweet and vinous finish with a spicy bitterness. Almost full body, fairly sweet with warming alcohol. Nice barley wine, possibly a bit boozy. jikvig (269) - NORWAY - OCT 29, 2010
Aroma; A very sweet, malt nose with caramell, mocca, a hint of nuts maybe?
Flavours; More yeasty flavours in the mouth, with some yeast, leather going over to caramell, sweet coffee and brown sugar.
Summary; Not an overwhelming BW, and that´s what I like about it. You can have a whole bottle without totally feeling up my stomach. dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2010
Bottle, tfs Vaiz! Reddish brown pour, medium head. Aroma is sweet malty caramel with fruits and hops.
Flavour is medium sweet, light bitter with malt, caramel some hops and fruit. Sticky clingy palate. Nice but no killer. Beer5000 (6492) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2010
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Amber body with a nice off-white head. Aroma of sweet, ripe fruit, malt and some alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, some roast, dry fruit, warming alcohol and moderate bitter. Rather sweet, but very nice. mjs (7413) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2010
(Bottle, BBE 21-01-2012, at Mallaskukko, Turku) Aroma combined dark fruits and malts nicely. Alcohol forced its way through, too, but not too intensely. Palate was really dry which made me think the beer might not be fresh - no problem with this style. Strong maltiness continued in the taste with some dried plum and medium bitterness and sweetness. For such a strong and heavy brew this was easy to drink and flavour remained nice all the time.