sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled) Hazy dark ruby with a small, firm and tanned head. Sweet and grainy, very malty aroma with lots of creamy toffee and a touch of strawberry. Flavor is sweet and biscuity-malty with (straw)berries, toffee, cream, dried fruit, and some smooth-n-warming alcohol. Quite full body, thick and creamy mouthfeel with low carbonation. A somewhat sweet and straightforward, but clean and enjoyable barley wine.
Martinus (4569) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear caramel colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, wine, raisins, malts, wood and alcohol. Caramel flavour, quite sweet, raisins, some madeira notes, feels aged. Finish caramel and raisins. Nice!
(From bottle @ joes. Thanks for sharing, Joris!)
stouby (4560) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CBF, Valby.
Orange with a off-white head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruits), moderate hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet and alcoholic, moderate bitter. Full body with lot’s of alcohol, well hidden. To be rerated after some years.
jesperhammer (4510) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange/red colour with beige head.
Very malty and not hoppy.
Charamel and sugar cane. Alcohol noticeable, but OK to me.
Very sweet and just a nice barley wine.. Good job, MB.
Morten says OK.
MarcoDL (4507) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Amber colored beer, almost no head. Sweet aroma of raisin and booze. Nice smooth taste of vanilla and raisin, with an undertone of caramelised malt. Boozy aftertaste. Body is a bit thin.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Aroma of cough syrup, caramel, dark malts, some spices and sugar. Flavor is sweet and alcoholic, quite round and thick bodied. A tiny hint of diacetyl, but nothing to worry about. Nice brew.
Habanero (4444) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours slightly hazy, mahogany with a little, off-white head leaving a fair lace. Nose of dried fruit and caramel. Sweet flavor of raisins, caramel and orange. Full bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Ends up slightly bitter and an alcohol bite. A nice barley sipper.
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 50cl. Meilleure avant le 30.05.2014. 10,0 alc/vol. Gros pssst à l’ouverture, grosse mousse sur une bière brune trouble. Le nez est presque tout en caramel. En bouche le liquide est sucré, facile à boire. Une touche de houblon agrémente cette masse de malt. Simple et peu complexe, facile à boire.
Palme (4410) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5l bottle. Pours a deep hazy chestnut-brown body with a fading beige and creamy head. Aroma is nice caramel, dark ripe fruits, roasted dates, strawberries, light grassy, pecan nuts and a hint of alcohol and yeast. Really full-bodied, average to softly carbonated and has a chewy and thick texture. You can quite feel the alcohol, and it’s really caramel-sweet. Ends with a lingering alco finish, slight stingy, and has a quite sweet aftertaste with dark malty/burned caramel. I don’t particular like it when the barlywines gets too sweet, and this one unfortunately is a tad to sweet for my liking. Noticed that this bottle has braille on the label. Nice little touch there from Midtfyns, but that does not save this from being an average barlywine.
Ktwse (4366) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy dark amber with thick, creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, light citrus and hops. Very sweet-ish. Taste echoes that, very sweet, toffee and butterscotch like character. Finish is abrupt but sweet and light boozy, although the alcohol is controlled very well throughout. Body is medium creamy with flat carbonation.