mjs (6155) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Keg at Pikkulintu, 20140427) The beer poured ruby red and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, vanilla and caramel. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, vanilla, malts, alcohol and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet and bitter. Too sweet and boozy brew.
Vignale (3147) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från SB. Bärnstensfärgad, klar i princip inget skum. Stor söt doft av vanilj, russin, dadlar, bourbon, fat, ljunghonung. Kraftig, alkholvärme, liknande smakbild som doften, rund måttlig beska. Bra balans, fina fatnyanser, maffigt och riktigt gott.
Nisse666 (5976) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2014 Bottle from SB cons 2014-04-30 Göteborg
AR: vanilla bourbon, buttery fudge popcorn, corn rye
AP: amber clear, stouthy crème beige foam deminishing
F: vanilla bourbon, corn rye, buttery fudge popcorn, maple syrup, warming feeling
Garlic_of_Doom (621) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber with a tiny white head.
Aroma has bourbon, vanilla, coconut, lots of sweetness, some alcohol.
Taste has bourbon, vanilla, loads of caramel malt/fudge, chocolate, spicy/peppery notes, herbal bitterness, woody notes, alcohol heat at the end.
Full body, low carbonation, thick and sticky.
Woody, peppery alcohol filled after taste.
This is how I like them. really good!
gyllenbock (7229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
A bit hazy copper with a small head. Sweet with toffee, malt, dried fruit, wood and some bourbon. Warming alcohol in the finish. The body was thick on this one.
VsXsV (3855) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, toffee, wood, bourbon, marmalade and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of toffee, wood, raw sugar, marmalade and bread. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Nice.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is deep reddish orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, dark fruits, raisins, alcohol and malts.
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours amber with a small slightly fizzy goldenish offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, toffee, bourbon, charred wood, coconut milk, caramelized almonds, vanilla fudge, tingling alcohol, golden syrup, oatmeal cookies, figs and hints of hay. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, bourbon, charred wood, shredded coconut, caramelized almonds, roasted hazelnuts, caramelized apples, hay, soil, alcohol, raisins, dates and hints of orange zest. Mouthfeel is fat, syrupy, round, boozy, tiny sticky sweet and near full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, very tiny sour and malty with caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, charred wood, vanilla fudge, bourbon, straw, raisins, figs and orange zest. Perhaps a little hot but a very nice heavy bourbon huge malt bomb nonetheless.
laiti (7912) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Pikkulintu. Aroma has sweet bourbon tones and lots of vanilla. Also some malty caramel in the background. Flavour has lots of vanilla and some slightly stinging whisky notes. Finishes with faint traces of strawberry. Reminds me of J.W. Lees Harvest Ale?s bourbon version. I clearly see potential in this, the mixture of barley wine and bourbon notes mix up well - this is just too sweet and stuffy to be enjoyed as a beer. Unfortunately tipu sells this only in 33cl dozes.
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours caramel brown with small white head. Nose is superb, lots of raisins, oak, caramel, toffee and a bit of booze. Taste is a sweet caramel, vanilla, bourbon and tart oak finish. A bit much carbonation for the style else the body is full up sticky sweetness. Superb beer!