oh6gdx (23682) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2013. Deep amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is ripe fruits, some toffee, alcohol and some slight gluelike sweetness. Flavour is fruity, herbal, mild toffeeish and ripe fruity notes along with a quite big sting of alcohol. A bit diacetylic as well, but not too disturbing. Also it’s bit fresh still, but if it’s allowed to mellow out a bit more, it will become very nice.
omhper (21888) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled at SBWF. Clear copper colour, small head. Unfortunately butterscotch dominate the nose. Sweet and caramelly with raspberry-like hop, warming and liqueur-like with well rounded mouthfeel. Butter dominate the finish too. Apart from the diacetyl this would be a nice barley wine.
anders37 (20445) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy weak buttery caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
rlgk (15319) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Stockholm Beer&Whisky Festival 2013. Malty diacetyl aroma, toffee, vinous, hazelnuts, floral, fruity, some vanilla. Malty fruity flavor, diacetyl, grapes, raisins, some alcohol.
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Dark amber color, small off-white head. Berryish, blackberry aroma. Full-bodied. Very berryish blackberry, blueberry flavor with herbs and hops. Strange.
FatPhil (11829) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (0lhus Stockholm, Helsinki)
Yikes! Cheesecake aroma. If I force myself to get a fruit, I get cherry, but Anna’s convnced it’s strawberry. Hazy red, tiny head. Thinnish palate, gentle carbonation, feels a bit flat. Sweetish malts, rather dull, none of the fullness I want from a BW. Hops bitter in the finish. Very disappointing as BW.
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sampled end of Feb, 2014.
Clear copper color, small white head. Weird buttery scent and butterscotch. Butterscotch, alcohol, whisky, agave taste. Agave and butter aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Not very nice, more weird.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival, 5 Oct 2013) Dark reddish amber colour with brief, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, raspberries and cherries in brandy. Malty, fruity taste with read fruit, treacle, caramel and a balanced spicy bitterness in the finish. Full body, quite sweet. Tasty barley wine with some warming alcohol shining through. Nice one.
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget, special order.
Inviting malty aroma, complex. Pepper, malt, bisquits, plums, raisins, brandy. Lovely tipple, a bit of a raw edge, this would get even better with time.
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample SBWF 2013.
Clear copper with a small head. Quite sweet aroma and taste of dried fruit, malt, raisin, nuts and some light vanilla. Smooth and easy to drink. I wonder when this one will peak?