Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, vintage 2014, abv 10.4%. Murky brown with a fizzy tan head that disappears quickly, leaving no lacing. A lot of raisins in the aroma, Sangria and dried fruit, malt and dough. Smooth, sweet and rounded mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Very sweet taste, raisins dominate, toffee, honey and dates. Too sweet.
NordicV (1955) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brun med dragning åt rött. Lusbeige skum. Dofter och smak av karamell, torkad frukt, malt och lättare alkoholsötma.
MaartenRF10 (1870) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper colour, nice lasting beige head. Aroma is typically barley wine. Taste is dark fruit, some spices, wood notes, hint of vanilla, sweet with some bitterness, some alcohol. Good full body and relatively high carbonated for a barley wine, not too high though.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Tegnérs Gömställe, Stockholm, Sweden. A deep orange/brown colored beer with a small head. Expressive smells of chocolate, brown sugar, sugared fruits and caramel. Flavor has nice balance, lots of taste, mostly malt accented and possesses notes of caramel and nuts. Quite a nice beer.
ramboraffe (1863) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown with small tanned head. Smell is caramel, coffee and raisin. Taste is sweet caramel, dried fruit and raisin. Low bitterness and low carbonation.
Leini (1811) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottling. Cloudy brown with a white head. Red berries, syrup, apples, toffee, malty and a bit creamy with a pinch of licorice. Low carbonation, medium body. Balanced.
LoFi (1710) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 bottle, 10%.
Dark reddish brown with a beige head that dissolves into a thin mist.
Aroma: fudge, dried fruits, vanilla, light earthiness.
Taste: toffee, some chocolate, licorice, raisins and more dried fruits, earthy, light floral and a hint of port.
Full-bodied with low carbonation.
A nice British style barley wine.
Linnet (1686) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Dark fruit, jam, marmalade, vanilla, alcohol, Brown sugar, extremely rich.
Ap: Ruby colour, medium beige head.
F: Boozy, although the bottle is two years old, it is noticable hot. Some roastiness dark Fruit and malts, jam, dark fruit and brown sugar.
M: Full bodied soft bubbles.
T: no doubt this will be great given time to soften the alcohol, right now the alcohol is too prominent.
Gaultier (1540) - SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Agards väg 11/3-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and caramely with notes of toffee, dried fruits (for example, dates and figs) and overripe fruits, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is sweet, fruity and caramely.
SanfordBrewer (1505) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hazy golden orange with a thin but enduring beige head. Syrupy full body with high carbonation.
Aroma: a ton of pale malt, a touch of chocolate malt, german noble hops, hints of toffee and piney american hops.
Taste: lots of pale malt, aromatic malts, fruity ale esters, toffee, caramel, citrusy hops, butter, and alcohol.