FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 26, 2011
500ml bottle (Hilpea Hauki, Helsinki)yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2009
7 Lovely sweet malty aroma, a touch yeasty.
4 Deep reddy brown, ring head.
7 Full malts, a bit sugary, of the toffee variety. Some yeastiness too.
4 Smooth palate, just short of slick, gentle carbonation. Finish enhances the yeastines, and heads off in the direction of marmite.
14 Hedonistically, I do like this, but being critical, it is a bit too sweet. It is bottle conditioned, I believe, so at 10% this should be better in a year or so.
UPDATED: APR 28, 2010 Bottle, at Copenhagen Beerfestival. It’s a clear, dark brown beer with a decent beige head. Slightly herbal nose with hints of DMS, caramel and roasted malts. Alcohol, sweetness, caramel, roasted malts, some herbal notes and a pleasant bitterness. Warming and full-bodied, with a bitter and sweet finish. Well, not my idea of a Barley Wine, but sure drinkable. Rating: 6-4-6-4-13-3.3. 090517Benzai (16918) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle. It pours a nice, dense, beige head that has a good longevity and leaves nice lacings. The body is slightly hazy, and reddish dark brown in color. It has a nice aroma with resiny, citrusy hops over a foundation of sweetish, malty hops leaving dried fruits and some caramel. A hint of licorice and cellar lurks in the back. In the mouth it’s full-bodied and smooth, some warmth from the alcohol also shows up, especially in the very end. There’s dried fruits, some caramel and hints of licorice in the flavor, as well as a good citrusy, resiny hop impact leaving a balancing bitterness. Overall, a pretty good beer that should be more pronounced. On the other hand, it’s dangerously easy to drink the way it presents itself now. 20100428
Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Hazy reddish color, small off - white head. Smell malts, sweetness and alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, some sweetness, slightly winey. Medium to full body, medium carbonation. Dedollewaitor (16543) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle at KBH Festival, 2009. Pours dark amber with a creamy white head. Sweet nose and taste. Bread, caramel, alcohol and a bit of hops. Slightly vinous. Warmth. Full bodied. On the sweet side.... MiP (16054) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle at KØ09. Sherry aroma, seems a little oxidized. Clear dark brown colour. No head. Peppery flavour, very caramelly and extremely sweet. Way too sweet, and not balanced enough by the alcohol which is actually quite strong.
Borup (15942) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol, fruit and sweet toffee. gunnfryd (15486) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2011
bottle at KØ-2011. Amber colour with a beige head. aroma is sweet, malt, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malt, alcohol,caramel, licorice , fruit. Nice/OK beer, but a little bit sweet. Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle at Københavns Øldage 2009, Valby. Clear red/brown - offwhite head. Sweetness, caramel, berries, ryebread, light wood, oak, medium hoppy, grass, light piney, roasted. OK. HenrikSoegaard (14704) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle from the supermarket across the street of the brewery. Frothy off-white almost lightbrown head. Brown amber colour. Heavy malty and nutty aroma. Modeate bitter flavor. Plum and nutty notes. Long finish. Creamy palate. Not a well-balanced barleywine. Christian (13927) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2014 Bottled at Sir Club. Amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt, mostly caramel and bready notes. Quite sweet malty flavour, with some alcohol. A few years ago, I wrote that it might improve with age. Now, it has improved simply by becoming a.much better beer....