armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,25 l bottle as a gift, thanks Ompher!.
Deep amber, opalescent beer with some nice reddish tones, creamy foamy tan head that diminishes slowly to a small lacing one. Fruity and spicey aroma with dried fruits, plum, figs and raisins, vanilla and cinnamon, honey, some ginger. Oily consistance with a lot of spicies like clove, coriander, cinnamon and vanilla. Wood, tannin and hops makes the finish dry, the well hidden alcohol warms me up and makes a nice bittersweet aftertaste. Really fine.
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(25cl bottle) Courtesy of Jonas. Pours an orange amber with very little lacing. Nose of toffee. Very oily texture. Rich roasted malt flavour, some citrus hoppiness with a mild vanilla finish. Reminds me of Fat Cat’s Old Bad Cat. Good.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of caramel, coffee candy. There are spices with dark fruits. The taste of caramel, a little sticky. It’s spicy with some bitter. The aftertaste is some bitter with hints of sweet and spicy.
SirLimpsalot (3841) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En mycket stabil Barley Wine som är ganska brun i färgen, tunt skum och med en smått fantastisk doft av mörka frukter (typ plommon), lite russin, lakrits och en liten gnugga jäst.
tkrjukoff (4306) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Pours dark brown with a minimal tanned head. Aroma of caramel, fidges, alcohol, roasted malts and Finnish "mämmi". Flavor is fruity, hoppy and malty with distinct alcohol tones. Roundly lean and fullbodied on palate. Finishes shortlived with bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (22138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee malts ... little vanilla nose ... soft body ... rich malts ... light vanilla ... soft toffee ... little pine hop ... juicy ...
yngwie (16590) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A copper-colored beer, clear, and topped by a dense but small, off-white to beige head. Lovely nose, although it’s a bit buttery, but with enough bready scents to make me think of a freshly baked dark rye bread with real butter. Some dried fruits and a touch of fresh fruits, higher alcohols and sugary sweetness too. It’s full-bodied and warming, and with an appropriate carbonation level. The flavor has dried fruits, dark bread, buttery caramel notes, alcohol and a little bitterness, enough bitterness to bring some balance, even though it’d definitely on the sweet side. Long, warming, sweet and caramel tasting finish. I wouldn’t mind drinking more of this one, not at all. 101009
Geokkjer (7417) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pours golden orange with a small off-white head.Aroma of freshly baked bread , a little bit butter ,grassy hops, some sherry notes and nutty malt.Flavor is sweet malt and warming alcohol with a nice moderate bitterness.Full to medium body ,soft carbonation.Delightful aroma and a good but somewhat one dimensional flavor makes a very nice barley wine.
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish/amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma: malty, sweet, caramel, dried fruit, honey, almonds. Flavor: very malty & sweet, vinous, caramel, nuts, licorice, dried fruit, toasted malt, light alcohol, balanced bitterness. A very nice, sweet, english style barley wine.
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 0,25 l bottle at Black & Brown, Stockholm 8.9.2010.
Short lived tanned film on murky deep orange body.
Sweet, alcohol, dried figs & dates on the nose.
Heavy sweet, alcoholic, flavors with figs clearly present throughout the drink.
Full body; dry; gentle carbonation.