gregwilsonstl (2704) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Wowsers kicks me in the face. Too strong to drink. I cant finish this. Thanks john. mcberko (19805) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
375mL bottle, pours a dark amber with small bubbles as head.
Nose brings out lots of caramel, dark fruits and alcohol - very potent. Flavour screams dark fruits, with loads of dates, figs, toffee, port, grapes and loads of alcohol. Too much for me - the alcohol is overburdening, though it’s not really that boozy for the ABV. Complex and drinkable slowly, but it gets really harsh after a while. Not my thing at all. Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2014
Bottle @home, pours amber almost brown, slight carbo so almost no head. Red wine, sweet dessert wine on the nose with earl grey tea. Bananas, fruit cake, dates and prunes. Huge alcohol kick and slight burn. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle, 375 ml corked. From trade with Papsoe. It’s almost clear in the glass, dark amber in color and with a small, beige head. There’s alcohol, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits and a faint orange note in the aroma. Some roasted hints too, but in the far back. The flavor is pretty sweet, it’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with flavors of caramel, chocolate and dried fruits. Bitter, sweet, warming and alcohol tasting finish. Overall, nice indeed, but a bit too warming. Considering the ABV it isn’t bad at all, but the beer is still a tad too hot. 130405 jeremyh70 (1115) - Missouri, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours a clear dark amber with hardly any head and no lacing. The aroma is big and sweet with caramel malt and some butterscotch along with some booziness. Caramel malt sweetness is prevalent in the taste with a bit of citrus and obvious alcohol that is warming and increases the sweetness. Slick mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Big sweet and boozy flavors but not much else. Brought to mind cough syrup which isn’t what I want in a beer.
JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2013
Tap at Holy Grale for Zwanze Day 2013. Pours clear amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, creamy sweetness and some fruit. Malty flavor with slight banana and alcohol before a syrupy finish. Not my thing. Odysseyalien (74) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Another delicious barleywine. Mikkeller has done a nice take on the American barleywine. Really tasty treat and while this is difficult to find in the Norhtern NJ/New York City I won’t hesitate to pick another up when I see it. shrubber85 (11706) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Draft(2010). Peach, grappa, and yeast aroma. Hazy golden yellow with small head. Very sweet grape juice malt flavor. Boozy finish. Okay - a bit cloying. Celest (137) - - AUG 12, 2013
too strong, however a very big barleywine, malty caramel alchoolic taste. warm! Valgreen (814) - DENMARK - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle @ Mads, 10 / 8 2013. Red wax, 18,5% alc. version. Looks like carbonated apple juice (in a good way), amber, small white head that quickly disappear, leaving sugary curtains when swirling. Aroma, sweet malty, honey, wine like, apples, alcohol, . Taste, first i can’t believe how well the alcohol is hidden the taste, it does have a warming alchoholic ending which is great, this is awesome, sweet malty wine like flavors hits first, then some warming apple vanilla notes, then a spicy alcoholic warmth kicks in. Like warm appke pie! . I love this beer and it is quite hard to describe. Leaves a warm malty oily aftertaste. Good mouth feel.