RW80 (2807) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Appearance: Light hazy darkish amber colour with an off-white head of 1 finger.
Aroma: red fruit, caramel,malt, yeast
taste: Quite Sweet flavour of caramel malt, some fruit, a faint licorice note and a some nice esters, finish has a hint of alcohol and some bitterness. Overall a bit too sweet. with this low bitterness.
with fruity and estery touches and pronounced, bitter alcohol notes. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. RuneStumo (2710) - Haugesund, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2011
23.10.2011. 0,5l Bottle. Dark amber brown colour with a thin layered off-white head. Aroma is rich malty with lots of malty flavours, caramel and roasted sweetness. This beer has a wonderful smell. Very good flavours of caramel malt. Very sweet with strong notes of alcohol. Low on bitterness. There is some nice, very soft tones of flowers and aroma hops at the back of this beer. Conclusion: Sweet caramel and very good. sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2017
Bottle from Beerbox.dk - Color: clear dark brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: toffee caramel domination, alcohol. Taste: medium body with strong toffee caramel domination. Sweet attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and toffee with alcohol. Boozy barley wine. Abijen (2571) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
Pours a dark orange brown beer with a good white head. Smells dried fruits, herbs and malts. Tastes herbs and spices. Malts, caramel and dried fruit. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture. Psytron (2501) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
Smell of raisins, oak. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of oak, rum. Cery sweet, flat carbon.
StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
500 ml bottle courtesy of Jacob. Thanks. Best before 30-05-2014. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma is soft and understated with sweet musty pears, filberts and maple. The taste is mostly sweet with saccharin pears, apples, frangelico and a touch of sherry. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and sticky sweet. Overall: Fans of sweet barley wines will love this one, and it should age well for those holding an extra bottle in the cellar. I’d love to see what time would do to this one, its better than average now, but could turn out great with about five years on it. TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
Sweet, full bodied, medium to high bitterness.
Rich, complex taste, malt, caramel, vanilla (?), hops, apricot, marzipan. Long, rich finish. (2009-08-18)
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
Hazy, red colered brew. Aroma of raisins, caramel malts, sweetness, tart. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, chocolate. Thick texture. Could be a bit more complex, straightforward. nybol (2347) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2015
Stor fylde, med smag af blommer og rosiner. Der er fint med alkohol i smagen der passer til sødmen. Fred82 (2339) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
500ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Rich caramel with rich piny and herbal hops. Light resinous notes. Great malty caramel. Toffee.
Taste : Caramel with herbal and piny hops. Not very heavy on the piny. Finish caramel and herbal hops, light resinous and piny notes. Fairly persistent caramel on the finish with light hops and light alcohol. Some toffee on the late finish.
Palate : Moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit on the high side for the style.
Overall : Really nice example of the style. Nothing fancy but very well executed. I really enjoy the balance between hops and malt. The malt is quite nice and the hops are not taking too much space in the profile. A very elegant barley wine.