chrisv10 (11805) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with medium beige head. Aroma is light roasted malts, ginger and fruits. Flavour is roasted malts, ginger, pepper, chili, smoke, caramel, warming, little dark fruit with strong notes of alcohol.
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black with a fizzy tan head. Absolutely amazing floral rose, lavender, chocolate, raisin, and cola aroma. Tastes of chocolate bread, vanilla, violet liquor, and cola with a bright oily palate.
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
37.5 cl bottle at Brewdog Glasgow. Pours pitch black with a small tan and creamy head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramelish, toffee and pine hops. Bitter and hoppy to a sweet caramelish base. Toasted malty and sweet caramelish.
rlgk (11937) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a small beige head. Ginger aroma, floral, vinous, prunes, chocolate, caramel, coffee notes. Malty ginger flavor, almond, caramel, vinous, alcohol quite well hidden, chocolate, some coffee, raisins. Way too much ginger in the aroma, but otherwise rather nice.
Dazz3 (1555) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells abit barry, roasted malt and alcohol. Tastes creamy roasted malt, alot of malt and alcohol.
Psytron (1440) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2012 Smell of herbs. Black colour, brown head. Heavy aroma of herbs and pepper, salmiakki, some coffee. Very oily. Next to zero carbon. A bit too high alcohol content.
mR_fr0g (4385) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Rich black pour wa thin tan head. Visus with lot od head. Aromas of punchy ginger zestyiness, with some solventy alcohol. Flavours of big dark malt coffee initially the ginger dominates the back end of the flavour and a lingering smokiness. The palete is viscous with mid carbonation (high for a barley wine.) Very interesting beer, but to me the flavours not in balance. The giner is too dominant and overpowers some of the malty character i want from a barley wine..
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours dark brown color with a small head. Aroma of vanilla, mint, dried fruits, caramel malts and some coffee. Flavour of ginger, mint, creamy malts, caramel and spices. Mild dry spicy palate with burnt malt finish. Weird but not bad.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle @ Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere.
Pours a black colour with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, strong spices and herbs. Flavour of roasted malts, ginger, mint, grassy hops and licorice. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, roasty, salty finish. Very sweet. Rather weird but seems to work on some level.
ration (1985) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
091112. Bottle at naamat, tampere. Pours black with a small/no head. Aroma spices, mint, ginger. Strange spicy mix. Not Bad.