jookos (3168) - FINLAND - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Orange, hazy, pretty much no head. Nose is sweet, malty, vanilla peachy. Sort of milky. full bodied, sweet, bit oily, but bitter. Caramel gooey, butterscotchs. Horribly caramel sweety, with some hotness shining through. This is too sweet, too sticky. Too light caramelly for a barley wine too. IMHO a lot wrong here. More like a malt liquor. Even real chilled it tastes like boozed up cookie dough. But doesn’t feel bulky or tasteless in any way though.
olio (7254) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear orange color with a small head. Very sweet fruity aroma, some slight strawberry notes as well as some caramel malts. Fruits and strawberries on the flavor as well, some gluish notes and alcohol. Quite heavy thick palate, lingering sweet fruity aftertaste. Some people might like this but I’m not one of them, this is not pleasant at all, not sure if I can finish this bottle..
KatL80 (17) - Britton, Michigan, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark copper with small head. Aroma is rich, sweet, with tropical fruit, toffee, floral notes. Beer has grown significantly in six months since purchase, now showing balanced, complex coconut, herbal, fruit, honey tones. Flavor opens as beer aerates, reminds me of a wine. Growth in bottle is remarkable, will be laying some down.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orangish with no head. Some hop floaties. Some cherry and apple funk on the nose. Coconut milk, caramel, fruity sweetness. Zero to light carbonation and medium body which is where this got marked down a few notches. Other than that this was enjoyable.
Bov (10204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from Mondial de la Bière 2013, Mulhouse - cloudy dark amber-brown beer with no foam left; aroma of prunes and caramel; apples; sweet and full-bodied, moderate carbonation; umami; aftertaste of vanilla and prunes; lot of residual sweetness and some warming alcohol notes
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle.
Pours a dark copper colour with a small, almost non-existent head. Aroma is very sweet with English toffee, pineapple, bubblegum and some perfume. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, very strong coconut notes, sweet juicy pineapple, some herbal notes and honey. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and low carbonation. Finishes very sweet, warming and malty. Too sweet and I don’t like the coconut notes here. No coconut in my beer, please.
sir__v (903) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2015 Color: amber beer with small carbonization and good medium white foam. Smell: malt, bread, nuts and small hoppy presence. Taste: good equilibrium, really drinkable with malt and bread. Aftertaste: malt.
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: clear copper amber beer with no carbonation and really small white foam. Smell: malt,sugar cane and caramel domination. Floral and woody notes. Very sweet. Taste: high sugar sensation, caramel and malt domination. Woody taste. Very expressive. Aftertaste: woody, floral and caramel finish. Small bitterness.
Benzai (9670) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, small off - white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops and sweetness. Some alcohol amd sweetness in the finish with a touch of hoppyness. Medium body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (4546) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ benzai. Hazy amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, bourbon, wine, alcohol. Tastes heavy nutty, sweet, bourbon, very weird sweetness.. Really weird taste. Full body, soft carbo.
FatPhil (10095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Viisi Pennia, Helsinki) - shared by mjs - thanks!
Big coconut aroma, but with some intangible pineapple or other sharp fruitiness. I normally don’t like sorachi ace, but this is remarkably pleasant. Some rye bread and butter too. Hazy orange, but you really have to fight to put a head on it. Smooth palate, sweetish and a bit slick, but the OK carbonation stop oit from becoming cloying. Sweet full malts, a touch chewy, but it keeps the alcohol at bay. The Sorachi ace coconut keeps cropping up but it’s still on the tasty side rather than annoying. I hate to say this for a sorachi ace beer, but I enjoyed this. I just now hope I get off the tram at the right stop!