gnoff (7445) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 First rating
Bottle at ekstedt tasting on December 2, 2011
50 cl, no 049973, BB End 2014
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet, alcohol, apricots scent. Sweet, malty, cream taste. Warming alcohol. Moussy mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Bottle 50 cl at ekstedt vertical tasting on March 17, 2012
Hazy copper color, smallish off-white head. Sweet, vinous scent, some applesauce. Sweet, marzipan taste. Very mellow. Gut warming. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
rlgk (9462) - GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Ekstedts tasting 2011-12-02. Amber beer with a small offwhite head. Malty aroma, alittle roasted. Malty flavor, bready, hoppy, some citrus. Hoppy finish with some roasted notes. As always I guess it will get better with time.
mjs (4277) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - #090347, 20111203) The beer poured ruby red and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, dried plum, strawberry and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, dried plum, alcohol, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and mildly roasty. This one was too young but still pretty good. The harshess will quite likely disappear with aging.
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome fresh tasting barley wine - not a hint of the 8.5% abv but a beautiful fresh aroma and flavour. Solid all the way.
Scopey (5519) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at White Horse Parsonís Green. It pours deep amber-brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is cinnamon, caramel, golden syrup, gingerbread and lemon. The taste is wood, caramel, toffee, varnish, brown sugar, alcohol warmth, dark fruit, syrup, pear and melon, with a dry finish. Full body and soft carbonation. Perhaps a bit too sweet. Could be done with a big of aging.
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Entered to celebrate my 9000th Rating. Pours ruby amber with a small creamy head and lacings. Fruitcake and caramel at first. Some port and a fine level of vinousness (already). A bit of vanilla and caramel with a fine fresh hop bitterness in the end. Very nice, though very young. Better than previous years. No question.
chrisv10 (9833) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ FOneFan. Cleat amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, medium sweet, little toffee, little rip fruit, hops and a little bitter.
mikkopen (788) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery orange colour, thin off-white head. Sweetish aroma of dried fruits and caramel malt. The flavour is also sweetish, caramel-malty, with oranges, dried fruit, nuts, and a warm, moderately bitter finish.
gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very orangy amber pour with quite a bit of light tan head. Boozy scent. Mixed with something, raisin or prune maybe. Odd mouth. Bitter and somewhat dry mix of flavours. Really hard to place. Floral bitterness mixed with some sweet malts and a touch of roastyness. I find itís unbalanced. Various tastes and aromas combating each other for attention. Not a big fan. Itís not horrible but Iíve had much better from Fullerís
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled (No 52349 from Alko Prisma, Vaasa). Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and sweet malty in a very nice balance.Flavour is sweet malts, quite floral and mild toffeeish notes as well. Quite bodied though my "short rating". I predict this one to be one to save 5-10 years. Ends rather sweet malty and bodied.