kermis (11211) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CBC 2015. Pours cloudy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, malt, toffee, caramel and light wood. Flavor is heavy sweet with a fairly thick chewy palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall simply too sweet to drink much more than a sampler of.
Humlehode (606) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with small brown head. Very oaky aroma. Cognac. Sweet, roasted, toffee, chocolate. The oak is just a bit overpowering.
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laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC’15
Aroma has licorice, some ripe fruits and nuts. Flavour has licorice, ripe fruits, sweet raisins and some brandy. Sweet and heavy all the way, could work as a slow sipper.
olio (9362) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC2015.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Very sugary sweet aroma, bourbon, maple syrup and molasses, some sweet caramel malts too. Sugary sweet flavor, toasted malts, some ripe fruit notes, syrup notes, molasses and maybe some faint bourbon. Sweet but very nice still.
Ktwse (4094) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy brown with low tan head. Aroma of toffee, nuts, brown sugar, chocolate. Taste is rich creamy sweet with balanced lightly bitter alcohol finish. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.
TBone (16191) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC2015. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Aroma has toffee, alcohol and wood. Full-bodied. Sticky sweetness, alcohol and toffee. Heavy stuff but very nicely balanced sipping beer.
lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours a dark hazy brown colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet caramel, figs and pear sweetness. Flavour of sweet caramel, green apples, figs, licorice and wood. Full bodied. Cloying sweetness. Good.
tiong (6472) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2015
Pours dark brown with a smooth brown head. Aroma of roasty malts, licorice, syrup, apple, wood, oak, vanilla, toffee, tobacco, spices and toffee. Taste is smooth, roasty and heavy with wood, oak, vanilla and tartish apple notes, hints of ash, smoke and toffee. Finish is heavy, complex and woody with loads of toffee, syrup, hints of vanilla, oak and wood. Heavy and complex barley wine.
markextrae (3977) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle recieved in a trade. Batch 1. Bottled in 2012. Shared with 2 friends. Poured a murky darky Brown colour with a non to lasting off head. Caramel malts, Apples, oak, sweet caramel, dark fruits, toffee, vanilla, silky buttery mouthfeel, caramel covered apples, bit of a alcohol finish, lots of barrel notice. Keeps getting better as it warms. Lived up the hype! Incredible!
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle batch 2. pours a dark hazy brown with a small off white head. Amazing taste of caramel syrup and dark fruit taste with a big brandy finish.