punkska101 (2151) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle from Winooski A: caramel, cherry, vanilla, brown sugar. App: brown with reddish highlight white head. T/p: full body finish is sweet and medium long. Some warming from the alcohol.Medium carbonation. O: simply superb. The wood is well placed. the complexity is amazing. I really enjoyed every sip of that beer. Vestergaard (2091) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
Pours rustic, filthy, cloudy brown with a thick light brown head. Smells surprisingly fresh. The red wine is present already, and combined with the sweetness it’s almost smells like apple pie. The taste is sweet, but works very well with the wine. Toffee and malty. Very nicely executed! Yorker (2050) - Holstebro, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
37.5 cl bottle @ home (2012 vintage). Pours hazy reddish brown with quite a bit of sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, minerals, and red wine - with a slightly alcoholic finish. Foffern (1982) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle at home. Pours a pretty clear brown amber colour with a big frothy beige head. Incredibly rich and malty aroma with lots of oak, sweet malt, marzipan, fudge, syrup, caramel and some alcohol. Not far from a cognac. The flavour follows up with a complex mixture of the aroma with licorice, spices and a touch of roast in the end. Very rich and sticky mouthfeel, and a light to medium bitterness. A rich barley wine with a complex aroma and flavour. Almost like a journay. SeniorZozo (1875) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
Pours a red amber colour with a large, lacing head. Malty fudge aroma with notes of dried fruit, wood and marzipan. Flavour is fudge, red berries, red wine and wood. Bitter finish. Well balanced and warming.
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Deep dark red with a thin, frothy, lacy, lasting off-white head. Smells of heavy malt, wood, caramel, cherry, marzipan, caramel, banana and gingerbread. Medium to full oily body. Taste is smooth and malt. Sweet with wood, grape, caramel biscuit. Little hint of alcohol on he finish that is bound to decline with age. Beautiful barley wine. DroolYeast (1684) - Odder, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2016 2011 bottle, bottleshare @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Aroma of redwine, caramel, sweet booze, oak. Clear amber colour with off-white head, not lasting. Medium bitter, light+ sweet, tiny notes of some sourness. Full body, oily feel, alcohol and red wine finish. JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2012
At FWIBF. Pours a dark red with a tan head. Aroma is of oak, toffee, brown sugar, and caramel malts. Some vanilla and toffee and some red wine alchool notes. A nice barrel aged barley wine..
Fritz123 (1597) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2014
At home shared with Dan. Small snifters. Pours a muddy brown with a slight head. Aroma is bread, sweet malts, cardboard, dark fruits, merlot grapes, barrel, and vanilla. The taste is bold with a solid barleywine backbone with caramel malts, vanilla, dark fruits, and booze. You also get the red wine grapes and barrel aging smoothness. Finish is wine flavors with a solid booziness. Very well balanced and flavorful. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. I really like this.