luttonm (6841) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2017 mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark orange/brown pour with a billowy off white head. Nice lace. Aroma was rich caramel malts, good bit of booze, light bourbon and an overall sweetness. Flavors were right on par, miles of caramel, sweet malts, just a touch of bourbon, light bittersweet finish, somewhat dry and woody. Smooth and full mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Overall a nicely done barley wine, the bourbon could have played a bigger role and I would have been a bigger fan.
Bottle in Seattle. 2014 vintage it appears on the faded label. Good pop to the cork and a tall off-white foam with yellowed edges. Very dark copper brown. Nose is oxidized malt and vanilla. Smooth, full body with a nice tart bitterness. Rising flavors and bitterness brighten the body considerably. Lightly metallic malts form the backbone of this beer, a good copper note supporting a bittering hop and vanilla-syrup alcohol note. Despite the age it still has a snappy bite, bitter and slightly harsh. Very tasty, in nice shape. An interesting barley wine for sure. The barrel isn't too prominent but softens with vanilla and oak just a little. Oxidization might be a bit more than I'd like. Nice beer. ironcontra (493) - ATL, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2017
Nice vanilla, woosy barrel flavor, creamy, but unfortunately the alco is quite astringent in this one jesperhammer (4942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2017
07-OCT-2017, bottle @home, from Systembolaget, with Ulkløbben. SirLimpsalot (4550) - SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2017
Clear copper with a lasting tan head.
Huge hoppy Barley Wine. The full range of BW-dried-fruit-stuff. Nuts, caramel, and loads of hops. Sweet, but not all that much, bitter, full. GREAT!
@ Eddan 17-9-16: Malt, fat, söt kola är orden som uppsummerar denna öl. Lämnade ingen större avtryck Samuel214 (1506) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2017
Flaska från SB, provning med ölsällskapet. Mörk koppar/mahogny med fint gräddigt beigevitt skum. Doft av apelsinskal, fruktkaka, kolaremmar, marmelad, torkad frukt. Stor maffig kropp med en lätt fatkaraktär. Värmande smak med kola, apelsin, bränt socker och toner av bourbon och lönnsirap. Riktigt gott!
zoucrew102 (2148) - - SEP 11, 2017
Bomber, 2016 vintage. Caramel malt aroma with notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit, bourbon and oak. Pours dark cloudy caramel colored with a tan head that has little retention and some lacing. Starts with rich caramel malt, dark fruit and dark chocolate flavors with a full body and dry mouthfeel. Finishes smooth and dry with vanilla, bourbon, oak and a good amount of warming booze that lingers long after each sip. More of a wintry beer, but pretty nice anytime. kryon (3870) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2017
Pours cloudy brown with low tanned head TychoJames (1475) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2017
Aromas of bourbon, caramel, dried fruits, vinous fruits, burned caramel, oak
Taste has burning notes of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol
Mouthfeel is sticky alcohol, medium bodied with low carbonation and medium bitter finish
Storflaska systembolaget. Djup orangebrun kulör. Doft av fat, smörkola, torkad frukt och vanilj. I smak bourbon, knäck, sirap, torkad frukt och vanilj. Eldigt och elegant munkänsla med värmande alkohol TEJA (3293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget, sweden. Brewhemia (321) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2017
Short but lingering beige head. Clowdy dark brown color.
Distinct chocolate- caramell aroma.
Sweet caramell taste with a lingering chocolate and vanilla taste.
Full body and nice bitterness.
Delicious barley wine with amazing vinious aroma with loads of dried fruits, caramel and vanilla notes and with a touch a lightly roasted malt. The taste is fantastic as well. Lots of sweetness but a good amount of bitterness in the finish adds balance and as does the alcohol though. Though very high in alcohol it does in no way become dominant or unpleasant. Very well balanced in both aroma and taste and thus a fantastic beer in my opinion.