Svesse (8962) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2016
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, burnt rubber, black-currant, dried figs, orange peel, sweet soy sauce, some chocolate and a touch of brandy. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, figs, raisins, orange peel, brown sugar, a touch of tamarind and a balanced resiny bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, quite sweet. It’s not really shy, but not quite as over-powering as suspected.Tasty and fairly well balanced. Nice one. Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2016
courtesy of Antonio Rey - hazy ruby-brown beer with no head retention; aroma of prunes, cherries, bubblegum, ripe banana; solid sweetness, full-bodied, very bitter; aftertaste of caramel and prunes - the alcohol is quite hidden dodskenta (127) - Rönninge, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2015
2013 bottle. dark amber with a small tan head. The aroma has notes of caramel, dark fruits, pine, bready malts. Very nice. Flavour död not dissapoint, starts off very sweet, dark syrup, dried fruits, further back you the the piney, bitter hops, some alcohol too. Nice and oily texture, full mouthfeel and lingering sweetness backed up with the piney hops. Not a whole lot of carbonation as one could expect. 2 years has mellowed this beer out. Wish I had more.. tderoeck (10617) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2015
3/III/15 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 13/XII/15 (2015-256) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Clear red to amber beer, small irregular yellowish aery head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, malty, caramel, fruity, raisins, some green banana, bit sugary. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: some strawberry jam, little bit of citrus, sugary, fruity hops. Aftertaste: lemony touch, bit hoppy, caramel, sweet malts, very nice!
Bottle. Pours a hazy light brownish colored beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is very hoppy, some grapefruits, loads of malts, sugars, dark fruits and a touch of boozyness. Flavor is quite bitter and quite sweet. A typical example of an American Barleywine, with influences of both hops and malts. The aftertaste is quite sweet, boozy and fruity. Starts off fairly prickly and bitter. Nice in balance. Carbonation is low in this one, yet full bodied. Good stuff!!
Signar (1) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2015 does not count
Got this from Systembolaget, Sweden, in Dec 2013. Black with very small head and practically no bubbles. Fantastic smell, almost impossible to describe, caramel, sweet, raisins and phenol in a dark mild and amazing blend. A hint of resin and herbs, Taste is complex and well mixed, sweet in fine concert with bitterness, dry fruit, caramel, liquorice root and a mild tone of alcohol. Round and full body, very well balanced and almost mild. Finish is very long with a extremely fine balance between bitterness and sweet alchohol. Amazingly hard to fully understand, analyze and describe. Fantasy trigging. A very good Barley Wine. I kept this bottle in my beer cellar for more than two years - and it was worth every day of waiting. Why didn’t I save a few more bottles?