AlbertC (277) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2011
Aroma is toffee, alcohol, figs, malts and sweet. Taste is dusty, malts figs and dried fruits. Merry christmas! omhper (25538) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2011
Bottled Clear nut brown, small coarse head. Hoppy pear aroma. Mid sweet, surprisingly slim. Slight caramel, some calvados. Mid bitter finish with pears and some alcohol. VsXsV (4528) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2011
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark red/brown liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with notes of burnt caramel, grapefruit, toffee, citrus and biscuits. Taste is also malty, toasty/biscuity. Light to medium sweet and medium bitter with some light smoke. Medium bodied with good carbonation. OK Barley wine but nothing spectacular. SirLimpsalot (4421) - SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2011
Småtrevlig söt doft, spritig söt, maltig smak och en bismak som förstör hela smaken tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle 33 cl, SB. Pours slightly murky deep red mahogany with a great beige head leaving some lace. Aroma is weak; malty, bready, fruity and a bit caramel. Flavor is malty, bready, fruity, bitter and perry. Finishes malty bitter. Not a BW imho and I’ll rate the beer as a BW. But a good beer, more like a malty IPA.
Linnet (1890) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Aroma: Sweetish, marmalade, candy, fruity hops and a warming finish.
Appearance: Amber colour, no head.
Flavour: English IIPA? This is a brew that borders on being a mellow IIPA. Very aromatically hoppy. Not as big a bite as an American style BW, but lots of floral hop notes. Not as thick a maltbase as is the standard either. Very quaffable but a bit light for the style.
Total: This is in no way a bad brew, all the flavours are pleasant enough, it is just that it is a lightweight that holds it back. Not so sure that this would cellar well either since its best feature is the aromatic hops.
gyllenbock (9611) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2011
Clear dark amber with a small head. Sweet aroma and taste with dried fruit, caramel, malt and some fruit and hops in the finish. An ok beer.
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle, pours red amber with small-medium head. Aroma is Digestive biscuit, dates, nuts. Taste is dates, bread, some fruits. Medium body, quite sweet and medium bitterness. Ok hackobock (4067) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours deep amber. with a small/medium thich white/off-white head. Notes of pine, yeast, dried fruits, alcohol, honey and malt. Sweet, but not as sweet as many other barley wines, more lika a DIPA with a light bitterness.
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2011
Bottled. Amber colour, mediumsized beige creamy head. Aroma is fruity and alcoholic with some very hoppy notes. Flavour is hops, alcohol and sweet malts. Quite pleasantly balanced.