Finn (8556) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 11, 2018
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Sentrum. Dyprød med et middels høyt skum som daler raskt med en kraftig bruselyd. Lett sherryaroma. Smaken mandler. Lett tørr alkoholisk ettersmak. BeerVegard (24) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2018
Pours hazy brown with minimal head, aroma of figs, lemon peel, some malt. Taste is dark fruits, sweet maltiness. Thick mouthfeel. long finish with sherry and figs. Maracuja05 (2133) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2018
31-01-18 // bottle at home. 2 1/2 years cellared. Murky brown. Nose reminds me of marsala. Taste of strong sweet malts with some raisin and fruits and sherrylike finish. aoiioushi (14) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2018 dark color, no head, high alcohol, big beer, big malty flavor, very good example of a smooth barleywine. RuneStumo (2739) - Haugesund, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2018
27.01.2018. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Oasen. Dark brown colour with tan head. Rich malty flavours. Strong and very rich. Sweet with lots of alcohol. Notes of liqorice.
Bill Becker (2056) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 26, 2017
From Aug 2007
I got this one in a trade with Wasatch. Thanks again, John!
It pours from 12oz bottle a cloudy orange-brown with a very small head of foam that shrinks to a few small islands near the center of the glass and there's no lacing to speak of.
The smell is a strong dose of caramel malt and some hop bitterness.
The taste has a good malty flavour...the caramel is big and in your face. I can taste some bittering in the background and it cuts the sweetness a bit but the malt sweetness is *still* king here and I can't deny that it isn't tasty.
A few more sips in and I'm starting to notice the alcohol both in the taste and in the swallow. Very warming indeed. Maybe this is too fresh a bottle(no dates on label or bottle) and it needs some aging but whatever, I opened it and I'm going to finish it, even if it takes me all day. ;^) Oh and don't get me wrong, this is far from a drain pour, it's just not at the stage where I want a BWSA to be. Same thing happened with the most recent Bigfoot that I now have tucked away..
Bottom line: This one has potential to be a really good BWSA. From what I sampled, it's just a tad too "hot". rdixon77 (3128) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Bruiser batleywine. Big malt sweetness with dark fruit and some Belgiany bubblegum aspect. Boozy burn. Does the trick. EvanFriend (659) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2017
Aroma is caramel, dark fruit, a hint of bubblegum. Taste is mostly caramel, some dried fruit notes, alcoholic warmth at the end. Good beer. higgsbison (275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
This barleywine is brewed in the European style, malty rather than hoppy. Very rich and caramely with Notes of dark fruits. very low carbonation. Seemed to mellow as it approached room temperature
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone lkowalkowski (631) - POLAND - JUL 26, 2017
Ladna barwa, taki ciemny bursztyn lub mocna herbata. Piana szybko znika. W smaku ciemne owoce, wyrazna slodycz karmelowa. Troche jak w Quardupel. W smaku gladkie, dobrze ulozone, oleiste, alkohol dobrze ukryty. Przyjemnie sie pije.