LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, no date.
Poured deep copper color with not much head. What head there was hung around and laced nicely. Visually looked like good maple syrup with a bit if foam on top.
Aroma was subdued. Some resinous pine notes, blended tropical fruit, malt, a bit of rum raisin, sweet.
Taste was much bolder. Sweetness initial, but some bitter resin at out the same time, then tropical. Didn’t immediately think pineapple. More of a mango and papaya flavor. Bitterness hits at the end, and the I get pineapple syrup flavor in the aftertaste. Body had some raisiny notes, slight brown sugar or caramelized sugar taste.
Mouthfeel was smooth and sticky, but aftertaste lingers and gives some tingle from the alcohol. A bit of astringency makes it dry out some.
Overall enjoyable to drink. Not what I was expecting. Nice balance, but the lingering aftertaste takes it down tick for me.
bnokk (275) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
APPEARANCE - light brown with amber tones.
NOSE - very little, the slightest hit of malt sweetness.
FLAVOR - exceptionally smooth. I would NEVER guess it belongs in a sniffer. Very clean drinker with nice malt flavor and sweetness and a very low bitterness to balance it out.
NOTES - lives up to its reputation for an amazing malty ale that can lead to trouble.
rosenbergh (8548) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. At the Kerho, Tampere, Finland.
Clear red amber color with a small light tan head.
Sweet sugary malty aroma.
The flavor is strong hops, moderate bitterness, sweetness and more sweetness and malt. Super sweet.
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mjs (5314) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.355 l, at William K. Kurvi, 20150705) The beer poured deep reddish brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, caramel and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, fruitiness, caramel and bitterness. Aftertaste was sweet, malty and bitter. A tasty malty brew.
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@1pint. Brown nutty colour. Malty, light greens herbals, brown bready nose. Some dry dark fruits,bit dadely, pines. Med full bodied, well bittered. Some sweets, but quite easy going overall, and bitter rather than cloying. Finishes with a little roast, herby pines. Really nice drinkable malty brown ale.
trilobata (17) - prescott, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sticky, malty aroma with pleasant hints of booze. Well balanced and smooth release from Lagunitas. Super tasty.
Art (2233) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Carnivores. Pours a caramel colored brown. Aroma of citrus, orange, toffee, brown sugar. Taste is fairly sweet with a bitter finish. Too much for me.
Tide (2233) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Tommyknocker. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, toffee, caramel, hops, resin and pine. Bittersweet finish with citrus, toffee, hops, resin and pine. Very nice barley wine.
Kavu (2909) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear amber with a low head. Aroma is malts and whiskey. Flavor is sweet malts, whiskey and hops. Decent.
LoFi (1678) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, beige head.
Aroma: malty, fruity, toffee.
Taste: malty, floral, fruity, candy, bitter, grapefruit, burnt brown sugar.
AgentAle (1074) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is crystal malts, caramel, grapefruit,pinecone and brown sugar. Taste is sweet rich malts with nice liquor snap. The caramels and dark crystal malts.the deeps sugar meets the well balanced hops that are grapefruit, passionfruit and lemon grass . Appearance is a lightly hazed amber body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.