weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2009motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2014
Thanks to NoLiberty for opening this via Shaun E. Hill...
Appears a hazy brown with a small, off white cap. Spotty bits of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of heavy sugary, caramel, toffee, vanilla, fruit, and gentle hopping.
Taste is of resinous, sticky sugar, raisins, ripe fruit, oak, vanilla, and a touch of molasses.
Mouthfeel is sticky, hoppy, sugary, smooth, with mild heat shown from the abv.
bottle, thanks to ungstrup for fetching this from his cellar. lightly hazed amber with a minimal head; aroma of stonefruit past its prime, hints of cake dough; plenty of sweetness - rum’n’raisin, lightly citric, decent bitterness to back it up. very drinkable barley wine Svesse (8574) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
(Bottle) Dark red colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity, vinous nose with dried fruit, caramel, port wine, oak wood, red fruit, pink grapefruit and lots of earthy/piney hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, port wine, marzipan, a touch of chocolate, grapefruit, raisins, orange peel and a warming, vinous finish with a generous bitterness and a fair deal of alcohol. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Quite powerful, and possibly not very balanced, but quite tasty. Nice one. Yorker (1978) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
60 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, candy, and bubblegum - with a slightly alcoholic finish. sunevdj (4084) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle at Theis’. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head. Sweet with aromas of lightly roasted caramel. Also aromas of dark sugars and cask wood. Lots of alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Sweet finish. daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
Smells and tastes like heaven, looks and feels even better. I love it! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
madmitch76 (24360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
4th January 2010lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Very hazy red-brown-amber beer. Rich malt nose with something else in there, red fruits. Soft palate and a little dry. Rich barleywine with noticeable alcohol aniseed from the high abv, no real heat though. The Port and Red Wine barrels provide some red fruit richness. A nice barlywine that is just slightly let down by the level of aniseed.
600 ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.laiti (8373) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet berries, caramel, oak and nuts. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, sour lingonberries, oak, tannine, smooth wood and quite bitter hops. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel and a long, warming, rich and sweet finish. Truly a dessert.
60 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Barolio (10163) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Aroma is rather sweet with raisins, plums and some sugar. Also some distant notes of moldy cellar. Flavour is sweetish with much warming alcohol, raisins, sugar and plums. Too sweet.
60 cl bottle @ Mikkeller Bar.tiong (7193) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Pours clear dark ruby red color with small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, plums, raisins, malts and some earth notes. Flavour of plums, raisins, dark berries, caramel, candy sugar and toffee. Quite sweet mesh of fruits and berries.
600ml bottle @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Pours dark reddish orange with a large bubbly white head. Armoa of ripe berries, some tart notes, fruits, heavy syrupy malts and wooden wine notes. Taste is sweet and wine-like with a lot of dark fruits, berries, sweet sugar and wooden notes. Finish is malty and sticky with some syrupy notes. Too sweet for my taste.