Zita (3498) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light hoppy malty aroma,orange, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, nice hoppy finish.
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0.75l at Gallows Bird, Espoo. Helsinki. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, hops and malts. Fabulous.
piscator34 (1799) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Murky amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of cereal grains, caramel, and light hops. Flavors are of pale malt, bright herbal hops, mild caramel, toast, and booze. Not overly heavy, and super drinkable. Quite surprizing that the hops taste as fresh as they do inspite of the bottle being at least a couple of years old. Quite good overall.
mikkopen (663) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy coppery colour, thick off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, dried fruits, grapefruit and pine. The flavour is sweetish fruity, caramel malty, with a finish of grapefruit, bitter piney hops and a little warming alcohol. Very enjoyable.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Found a bottle in Seattle. Boozy on the palate and some fruitiness on the taste.
_angst_ (1745) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear copper with a small frothy offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly fruity and tiny herbal with caramel, grapefruit juice, biscuits, alcohol, pine needles, resinous wood, lemon zest, orange zest and hints of peat. Taste is sweet and bitter with crackers, caramel, biscuits, lots of grapefruit rinds, alcohol, pine needles, resinous wood, toffee and hints of peat and burnt cookies. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny oily bitter, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, grapefruit rinds, pine needles, resinous wood and orange peal.
tdmuel (81) - South Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep hazy red with a light khaki head. Lots of hops on the nose, mostly piney and floral with a touch of citrus, there’s also lots of malt up front with a good bit of fruity sweetness and some caramel. Lots of malty caramel and breadiness up front, dark fruits like cherry and plum in the middle and lots of thick piney hops on the end. Medium bodied and well balanced, one of the better barleywines I’ve had.
Fukito (682) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy brownish / copper with a medium, dense, off-white head. Aroma is dried fruits, cake and some caramel. Flavor is sweet with some toffee/caramel notes, dried fruits, some nuttiness. Full palate, robust, but gentle at the same time, nice sweet and peaty aftertaste.
spacecube (347) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 750 ml bottle, pours a deep golden brown with a foamy head, malty aroma of caramel, biscuit and bready malts, balanced nicely with pine
& citrus hops. Thick & slightly viscous mouthfeel with warming alcohol, aftertaste is crisp and balanced. Quality brew.
pentaz (462) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber brown with a good lacing frothy off-white average head. Aroma is booze, cheese, toasted malt, lime, caramel, toffee, ripe fruit, bread, hops and anise. Taste is medium sweet and medium+ bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes bitter and warming.