madsberg (11762) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Bottled.(Thx to Sarro for this) Nicely mahogany colouerd. Uncelar. Huge beige head. Aroma of sweetness, ripe fruits, sugar, caramel. Flavour of bourbon, sweetness, wood, alcohol, ripe fruits, caramel and the some. Quite smooth. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a fruity and alcoholdense note. Nice. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottled. Dark reddish amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Aroma of sweetness, liqourice, herbs, caramel and chocolate. Flavour of liqourice. alcohol, syrup, herbs, sweetness. Medium to full bodied. Herbal and flowery bitterness with a grapy touch in the end.
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of madsberg. Pours a clear reddish brown with a small light brown head. Heavy, chewy overripe fruit in the nose - and quite some booze. Solid body, roast, wood and licorice allsorts - sweet and rich. This would make for an amazing sipper. Boozy finish which overpowers the hops. Nice indeed. 311011BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2011
Earlier Rating: 10/24/2010 Total Score: 4
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Vintage 2009. Pours a hazy dark orangey brown with a tiny off-white head. Sweet aroma of licorice allsorts and lots of oaky bourbon. Medium body, low carbonation, spicy, dark fruit and bourbon, woody, herbal and medicinal with a hot alcohol finish. The bitterness is fairly subdued. 241010
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2013 65cl, Vintage 2011, no mention of ABV, new exclusive American brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good Winter brew, yet very expensive! oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2011
[email protected]VsXsV (4414) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2011
Deep ruby red colour, small brown head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, sweet fruits and some mild wooden and toasted notes. Flavour is alcohol, toffee, caramel and some mild berryish notes.
Sample at SBWF 2011. Bottle. Very dark amber/brown clear liquid with small tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel, chocolate, raw sugar, vanilla, roasted malt, booze, oak and light earthy hops. Delicious aroma, very balanced. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter and malty with great complexity. Notes of caramel and unrefined sugars. Medium to full bodied with OK carbonation and sticky mouthfeel. Wow, really well made barley wine with absolutely no alcohol in the taste and great balance and complexity.
omhper (24967) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled at Stockholm Beer Festival. Clear dark mahogany colour, small head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Sweet and full bodied with dense mouthfeel .Treacla and bourbon, somewhat sticky with marked bitterness and warming alcohol. gyllenbock (9099) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle at SBWF, October 6, 2011.
Dark brown with a small head. This was a very nice Barley Wine. Sweet with oak, reisin, roasted malt, wood. Thick mouth feel but still very drinkable. Would love to have a bottle or two at home.
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2011. This is without a doubt one of the best beers I have ever tasted, and undoubtedly the best barley wine. The aroma had loads of vanilla, toffee and caramel combined with the oak and bourbon aromas from the cask. It tastes so much it is hard not to get overwhelmed when sipping it, there is sweetness but so much more complex, it reminds you of toffee and bourbon and marshmallows and fireplaces and of all that is good and great in the world. Despite the high ABV there is no hint of alcohol anywhere in the beer, so well hidden. Amazing beer! Mad_Ferret (1015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2011
Bottle. Sample @ SB&WF 2011.
Very dark, almost black with a brown head. Elegant robust aroma with barrel notes, raisins, roasted, caramelized sugar. Nice balanced oak and bourbon notes in the taste with lots of roasted malts. Yes, a bit stout like. Complex but quite smooth mouthfeel. skortila (5793) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2011
Bottled, bomber. Thanks Noize for the share. The aroma has bourbon, caramel sweet malts, raisins, wood. Dark brown coloured beer with a thin, off-white head. The taste is sweet, has caramel malts, raisins, wood bourbon. Very full, sticky and sirupy. Yeah, nice!