mjs (5815) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.2 l - BB 18.09.2015, at tiong’s tasting, thanks Marduk, 20160109) The beer poured amber and clear. No head. Aroma had vineousness, malts and raisin. Palate was medium bodied and sticky with hardly any carbonation. Flavours were a lot sweetness, some raisins, malts and bitterness. Afertaste was sticky sweet and mildly bitter. Otherwise good brew but excessively sweet.,
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
200ml bottle (thanks Mari & Kalm) BB 18.09.2015. Clear amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Caramel, sweet, raisins, plums in aroma. Sweet, raisisn, plums, caramel in taste. Sweet, raisins and old hops in aftertaste. Way too sweet for me. But alcohol is well covered. Brew for aging.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
200ml bottle - thanks Marduk and the posse at tiongs! (7:1:7:3:13+=3.1+)
Nice rich amber, but almost no head. However I cannot give it the 3 it deserves because of the fucking stupid sealing atop the cork which shattered into a million flakey shards and made a mess of the table and my trousers and seat, and Anna’s hair, and probably half of tiong’s flat. Nice raisiny sweet barleywine aroma. Super sweet body, a bit slick. Toffee sweetness and raisiny caramel in the taste. Finish sweet and toffee-ey. Does tickly my sweet tooth, but it really is too sweet to be hugely enjoyable (for comparison though, it’s less sweet in every way than a PX sherry). Covers 12.3% adequately.
rosenbergh (9524) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
200 ml bottle. BB 18/9/2015. Courtesy of Marduk.
Clear amber color with a small off-white head.
Cork, red wine, sweetness and malt in the aroma.
The flavor is super sweet syrupy malty. Insanely sweet.
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tiong (5620) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, alcohol and hints of berries. Taste is sweet, malty and heavy with some boozy syrupy notes, hints of alcohol, toffee and berries. Finish is sweet, heavy and boozy with some caramel, toffee and syrup. Quite sweet and boozy.
VastActiv (4544) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.2l at tiong’s, Espoo. Colour is clear orange with very small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, dry fruits, ripe fruits, some alcohol and malts. Way too sweet.
bir (4) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from archive. Tasted 22/07/2015 (best before 03/2013 lol)
* Apparence: amber color ; low short lasting white head
* Aroma: low malt aroma - can be ritcher for this style
* Taste: rich malt ; sweet ; full body ; low carbonation ; long lasting malt taste
* Overall impression: very nice ’liqueur/mead -like’ beer
bartlebier (2987) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
20cl bottle, minimalni trvanlivosti 03/2015, courtesy of motelpogo and mowbeer the Australo-Cali-Bohemian beerduo, dekuje. Shared at Outre-Rhin tasting, making for a very international trade-to-palate route indeed. - - Umami-sweet nose of oil-sautéd brown mushrooms and white porto, muscat grape. Spiced Martini Bianco and vermouth in taste, wild honey. Manages to remain dryish like an older dessert wine. Quite unique and full of great yeast textures and nuances.
Calisky (2177) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Freiburg testing - courtesy of Bartlebier, many thanks Franck!
Couleur ambrée, légčre mousse beige. Nez de vieilles noix et champignons de foret, note de fruits noirs (figues et prunes). Gout trčs sucré et complexe, fruits noirs, figues, vanille, martini rouge, raisins avec corps trčs liquoreux. Superbe
bastarda (300) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
kindly shared by bartlebier, thanks a lot! Thourougly inviting aromas of plumwine with some herbal, also blackcurrant edges and sweet caramel morphing into nashi pear gelee. Taste brings up more caramel, creme brulee, sweet martini, white grapes; interesting carbonation, almost Brausestäbchen-fizziness, a bit strange, but artful in this context