gyllenbock (9184) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2011
Amber with a small white head.
A lot of alcohol both in the aroma and taste, but still a very good Barley Wine. Sweet, dried fruit, wood, bourbon, reisin. Thick mouth feel. Would love to drink again.
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2011
11h April 2011BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle from Bier Koning. Cloudy amber beer, small pale tan head, Softish smooth palate. Rich sweet malt with some Port wine things going on! A little vanilla oak, more soft malt and then some mellow creamy bourbon. Woody bitterness towards the smooth finish with a trace of hop. Effortlessly drinkable super big beer!
[375ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep burgundy colour on the pour, very little head at all. Boozy alcohol hit on the nose, plenty of bourbon. Sweet, deep bourbon flavours, along with a marzipan sweetness. Big punch on the finish, leading to a smooth, sweet aftertaste. 19.1%? Astonishingly strong stuff, alcohol really comes out on top in this one  cgarvieuk (24536) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
bottle at home and its my Mikkeller no 100 ... copper ... soft roast malt ... some pepper ... light hop nose ... very juicy malts ... lots of fruits.. cherry and raspberry ... big sweet ... Blairgus (4613) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. med orange/amber, slightly hazy. gorgeous nose. bourbon, raisin, alcohol, lovliness! full body and only faintly fizzy and syrupy. vanilla, raisins, alcohol, bourbon. absolutely fantastic!
DSG (14838) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Lee. Hazy deep golden with a bit of off-white foam. Boozy aroma of malt and alcohol-soaked fruits. Sweet fruity flavor with honey and alcohol. Medium-full-bodied. OK but hard to drink. jesperhammer (4736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 22, 2011
22-APR-2011, bottle @home, from "Ølbutikken".
Tasted side by side with the "regular" edition.
Golden orange with nice beige head. Lovely nose. Bourbon on that perfect malty barley wine base.
Sweet, fingers become sticky...
...bourbon is present, on top of fruity flavors. OK carbonation. So much better than the regular. Enjoyed with Christian in his Garden.:-) gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2011
Medium sized head carbonation medium orange brown misty pour aroma strong bourbon influence caramel dark fruit alcohol port and sherry chocolate liccorice flavour very fizzy sparkly vanilla touch bourbon so good soothing cooffee as well liccorice sherry caramel chocolate a sweet barley wine alcohol not really noticeable such good tastes raisin has a tawny port touch finish fizz and bourbon rousing tastes fruit malts leaving an aftertaste that lingers for so long VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - APR 13, 2011
Holy shitballs!!!! 19.1%?!?!? The beer is a hazy pinkish red but that might just be the colour in this room messing my eyes up. It has a light tan head that foamed up waaaaaay more than I assumed it would considering my previous experience with stupidly high alcohol. It has simmered down to a skiff but left a couple of rings of lacing. Holy shit. Four sips and I can feel this already. The aroma is absolutely faaaabulous. Smooth sweet succulent stuff here, amazingly awesome fruit, some caramel and some booze. No nasty alcohol nose what so ever. Honey, Contact C powdery citrus, more sweetness and bread crusts, 2-0 Vancouver!!!!!!! The goals are making me drink this much too fast. Bit of toffee, more excellent fruit, oranges. This tastes pretty fucking fine. Way better than the regular version. Boozy and undeniably excellent. Caramel, some interesting spice now that I’ve gotten close to the bottom of the bottle and may have got some sediment swirled in. Wood is not quite hidden, the % is quickly sinking in and making giving me Chinese eyes at this point in the night. I have the greatest life! Smooth spice, citrus that is somehow orange related.. how I do not know, I can feel a bit of alcohol heat but at 19.1% this is a joke how little there is. OK, so opening an secong son wasnt a good idea as i thype this in 45 mintues later, i shitfaced, ahhah lots of red quicgley lines, gvn amoth smooth light bite, i dig this alot. concentrate contcentrate. Just did tyhe sludge money shot and now my teeht are burnging. I love this beer and how it has turned me into a homeless crack adict OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2011
0.375L bottle kindly shared by larsga. Low, lightly tanned head. Body is amber to light brown with ok clarity. Aroma starts with sweet alcohol steam in your face. Some fruit and bourbon and chewy malts can be noticed. Sweet and boozy flavor. Thick malty. Barrel tones and noticable bittering hops. Fat and syrupy in the mouth. Hot alcolhol finish. What a monster!