avantdagare (289) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2011 375ml bottle shared with good friends, luckily because this beer is very strong. reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2012
The alcohol is very well masked though. Almost no head, amber color.
Nose: this smells sweet, hints of toffe and alcohol. Taste: toffee, overripe papaya and figs, maple-syrup, acacia-honey, even some touches of licorice at the very end of the aftertaste. Some chest-warming sensations from the alcohol appears after a while. Worked very well with dark lemon-flavored chocolate, both not so well with blue cheese. A great dessert-beer and a great Barley Wine.
375ml bottle listed at 17.6%ABV pours a golden orangeish color with a small white head which leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and malts with some floral hops. Taste is a big malty sweetness with hints of fruit and a modest hop bitterness and nice alcohol burn in the finish. Nicely balanced flavors. Full bodied with light carbonation. A truly outstanding barley wine. madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
30th January 2010 vickey9 (1000) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2013
17.6% Version. Cloudy amber beer. Floral hoppy nose with elderflower coming to the fore. Light airy palate, dry but not overly so. Sweet floral hops, elderflower, chamomile. A whisper of well buried hop fruit. All underpinned by intense sweet toffee malt. Finishes with some Port Wine tones. Bloody Nora! This is a good one! Not heavy like you might expect and with some unusual flavours for a barleywine.
Odysseyalien (74) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Barley wine as an experiment. All colours are involved. A liquid is strange, strong, stinky, alcoholic, earthy with nose of last century old wooden barrell and old aluminium pipes. I think you need to drink more overpriced bottles to recognize what animal you drink. [email protected]
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.
Inbreak (6590) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2017
11.01.2017, 0,375l bottle (first batch) @ BBGTC tasting: joergen (29353) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head, nice amber color. Aroma is slightly rich and oxidized, minerals, candi sugar, raisins, alcohol, burnt caramel, grass, "knekk", weeds. Taste is slightly sweet and concentrated, raisins, minerals, grass, alcohol, candi sugar, burnt caramel, "knekk", dried fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice one.
Bottle in Ølbutikken. Theis (15151) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2010
Clear amber coloured with a medium sized off white head.
Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles.
Very sweet flavour of hops, pine needles, apricots and alcohol.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.
Bottle at ØLbutikken, Launch - Thanks. Clear reddish - offwhite head. High sweetness, candy, dark sugar, barley, syrup, licorice, light alcoholic, sharp hoppy, sourich, citric, light acid notes, vegetables hoppy - not a bad thing, dried fruits, caramel, piney, apricot, something light dry and powdery !!! - Very nice. sfhodense (4788) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma is heavy malt, citrus hop, vineous and heavy fruit. Flavour is caramel, citrus hop, vineous, heavy fruit and high burning alcohol. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2010
UPDATED: APR 16, 2010 Bottle. Hazy brownish orange pour with a short, bubbly white head that doesn’t stick around long. Aroma is quite boozy, and fruity as well, with notes of peach, apricot, pineapple, spice and caramel. The alcohol is less noticeable in the flavour, although it’s still there, but the fruitiness is much bigger with extra citrus and tropical fruit notes. Mouthfeel is fairly heavy and oily, with moderately low carbonation and a slightly warming, sweet and fruity finish that lingers a while. I was all set to find a multitude of faults with this but as it turns out it is actually very pleasant. Not exactly subtle, but considering the abv, this is fairly restrained. Overall a very good brew and great as an after dinner sipper.