FatPhil (16894) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2010
600ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared with Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!Benzai (16521) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
Copper colour, small head. Very sweet hop aroma. The same hops in the taste. Not fresh any more, but indeed the bottle is a little old. Sweet taste too. Alcohol masked by the sugar mostly. Peach in there too. Alcohol pokes through after a while, and some walnut does too. Boring sweet alcoholic hop mess, as the US is now notorious for. Unusually, Phil didn’t have this.
Sampled @ RBBWG Antwerpen. Clear amber color, small to average sized, mostly diminishing, fair to good lacing white head. Smell moderately malty, moderately hoppy, lightly perfume. Taste some sweetness, alcohol, slight bitterness. Medium to full body and carbonation. Dedollewaitor (16315) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
220z bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Clear amber color with a creamy white head and lacings. Nose is chewy malty, oat, toffee, caramel and hops. Oily, smooth and sticky. Low carbonation. Warmth from alcohol. Bitter hoppy end. Quality. MiP (15960) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
Bottle, 10.4%. Good, fat caramelly aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is vinous with a caramelly hoppiness, reminding me of an American barley wine. Good clean roughness in the finish. bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours copper with a smallish white head. I’m getting substantial citrus and floral for aroma. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. Flavor is lots of floral and citrus hop over barely detectable caramel. Except that the hop departs and sweetness appears. That’s the cycle for each sip. This is not for quaffing. Finish is really hoppy, and the floral reduces the harshness of the bitter, but it’st really hoppy. Oat wine? Maybe that’s why the sweetness is less than expected. Really hoppy for a barley wine. If the hop is resin, the floral must be messin’ with my taster. Really like it. With time I can almost believe resin. Not quite though.
Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle at Craft Beer Co tasting. It pours deep orange-amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, spice, tangerine, orange, molasses and golden syrup. The taste is orange, mango, grapefruit, gingerbread, toffee, spice (cinnamon in particular), resin, wood, well hidden alcohol and toasted brown bread. Medium to full body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Great balance and very drinkable for the percentage. djd07 (15339) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2016
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong malt and caramel. Medium mouth, dark fruit, caramel, bitter finish, good. Ratman197 (15208) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromaof toffee, sherry, dark fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of mint, tofgfee, earthiness, light fruittiness and light sherry with a smooth warming lingering mint finish. gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle. Amber colour witha beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, malt, fruit. Flavour is grapefruit, peaches, malt, caramel, alcohol. Bitter finish. Rough beer. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle at ØLbaren. Clear amber - white head. Citrus, abricot, grass, pine, fruity, high hoppy, berries, toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), cookies, tropical fruits, caramel, light carbonation. OK - not fantastic as the Hvedegoop !!!!