MiP (13773) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ÅBF08. Cloudy red brown colour. Very small head. Good flavourful beer. Good mouthfeel. Slightly spicy flavour. Very pleasant though you might want more out of the ABV.
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 33cl. Best Before: judgement day (lol - label says so!).
my first barley wine..
flavor was mostly alcohol, but beneath the strong alc, i got a well compsed well balanced unidentified taste, sort of like cognac or wihskey, but less bitter and more like fruit juice. Interesting brew, my first of its kind, and although i don’t like aged beer, this one is good. sophisticated.
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Aarhus beerfestival 2008. Aroma has some ginger, raisin, wine. Copper, amber coloured beer with an off-white head. Taste is sweet, malty, bitsugary with some rasin and wine. Really nice.
caesar (5315) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Aarhus beerfestival 2008. Hazy red brown color, short head. Sweetish raisin taste. Not really strong, but quite alcoholic still.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a deep reddish amber colour with fluffy disappearing off-white foam. Loads id spices in the aroma with dense malts underneath. Hints of ginger, mint, white pepper and alcohol with sweet undertones of caramel and dried fruits. Full-bodied with notes of caramel, earth, wood, nut-shells, pepper and alcohol. Fudge and caramel in the dense long finish with strong bitter peppery, minty and earthy notes. A Uk-style BW with a lot of attitude. Rather young and rough, definitely has some aging potential.
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ølfestival, Aarhus, DK.
On tap. 170508.
Alcoholic with a very spiced character
Miksu (4972) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5 l bottle. Red color with creamy head. Sweet aroma with candy, biscuity maltiness, dark sugar, overripe banana, raisins, pepper and ginger. Bittersweet, toffeish and gingery flavor with notes of overripe fruits. Fairly hoppy but the balance is more on a sweet maltiness. Good.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Lord Nelson. Orange, reddish colour with a beige head. Malty, sweet and fruity aroma with caramel and alcohol notes. Caramel and fruity sweet flavor with a hoppy and alcohol warming finish.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear medium orange red amber color with a large - huge, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy hoppy, herbs, spicy, pepper, light yeasty, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300308)
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark coppery colored with cloudy appearance. Little yellow head. Weird christmas spicy gingery-caardamom aroma with hints of raisins and hops, mild alcohol also here. Medium bodied. Flavor is also interesting with same ginger dominating with mild port wine and caramel. Aftertaste dries strongly with still this spiciness and thin positive cardboard and mild alcohol. Interesting though different devil here.