martjoobolut (2806) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2014 vintage, Alc 7.2% (from SIP, Tallinn). Pours dark ruby-brown with light brownish head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, burnt sugar. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, malt, nuttiness. Alcohol is well covered, carbonation is on the low side. Overall: this brew is lost somewhere between English brown ale, English strong ale and barley wine, but I like it.
Marduk (6004) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Dark copper color. Tiny size of head in shape of free Ireland, stays. Sweet, caramel, faint prunes, distant cold coffee in aroma. More coffee, roasted malts, grassy hops in taste. Herbal coffee mixed with herbal hops in aftertaste. Coffee like bitterness. Dry twiggy mouthfeel. Barley wine? You must be joking?
FatPhil (13312) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2015 330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
So grainy, branny. Ditto taste. Not so sweet, more ESA than BW. Nice almondy nuttiness. Easy drinker. Dark red. Small tan head. Finish dry and bitter earthy hops. Lovely brew. More please!
Rerate: 330ml bottle (OlutExpo2015) (7:4:7:4:14=3.6)
Super sipper. Love the hazelnut to give it something more interesting than just the rich sweet caramelly malts. Lovely strong English ale.
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl, 2014. Dark mahogany color. Arma: malt and wine, sweetness, caramel and toffee. Taste: like any port, rich malts, light sweetness of candy, caramel and toffee, hop bitter finish. Quite pleasant ale.
Skinnyviking (8630) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Medium high fluffy quickly disappearing off-white head. Clear very dark red brown body. Powerful roasted malt dried fruit aroma with a hint of spices. Nicely balanced flavor with a subdued taste of alcohol, roasted malt caramel at the front and dried fruit and hops bitterness at the back. Notes of liquorice as well. Low carbonation, long sweet finish.
Edmis (21) - LITHUANIA - AUG 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong apetizing light biter smoky beer. Label says that it is best for cold winter nights
klm1 (852) - - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2015 Pours reddish dark brown slightly haze colour with creamy big head.
Visualy low carbonation. Aroma with practically no presence of an alcohol, Prevail fruity aroma of dark fruits.
Flavor: alcohol is mild noticable. Taste is firstly very sweet, with fruity notes (hints of dried dark fruits, with notes of caramel, biscuits...), finish is surprisingly bitter.
Malt sweetness is high, hop bitterness is medium, body is soft - sticky, carbonation is low.
Very onedimensional barley wine.
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the Adnams shop in Southwold. Pours mahogany with a thin cream head. Sweet stewed fruit aroma. The taste is vinous with light spice, raisin, caramel and a slightly dry finish. Enjoyable.
arnold931 (1254) - Iowa, USA - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark ruby with no real head. Nose is dark fruit and wine with a little roast. Taste adds a little dark chocolate and leather. Some bitterness in the aftertaste.
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from ølbutikken,
clear red brown, small brown head.
Nutty and malty aroma, slightly woody, not much hops, classic barley wine kind of aroma. Flavor is malts, faint dried dark fruits, quite a lot of woody bitterness, A little bit high on the alc, ’(7.2) but flavors almost manage.