olio (8200) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori.
Pours golden color with a small head. Quite hoppy aroma with sweet caramel malts and ripe fruits, lots of bread and rye, sugary notes too, some faint vegetables. Sweet caramel flavor, again lots of rye bread, mild toffee, some sugary notes, mild hops and sweet ripe fruits. Feels harsh and unbalanced. A great disappointment.
lusikka (7621) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle @ Konttori, Tampere. Pours a dark amber colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of wet earth, bread, red berries and weird perfume notes. Actually, some mild vinegar notes. Somehow I get an association with cheap ketchup... Flavour of sweet maltiness, harsh bitterness, wood, mild sourness, liquified rye bread and acrid sweetness. Wet paper too. Medium bodied. Maybe a re-rate is needed from a fresh bottle.
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very beautiful reddish-brown beer with a dense and compact, not renewable, foam. Deep vinous aroma with a distinct fruit character. Easy bubbly carbonated felt immediately in the mouth before an extremely delicate fruit flavors of cherry, peach and pineapple gives a deep vinous mouth feel. A little heat from the alcohol retains these fruity nuances in a long time. It is incredibly tasty, but is not as heavy as expected for a barley.
Gaultier (1097) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Agards väg 11/9-15. Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity/dried fruity with caramel, pine needles and some hops, also sweet. Body is medium to full, the finish is bitter and fruity with caramel and pine needles.
Hermod (4965) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ Tommyknocker. Pours mahogany color with a thin off white head. Malty, bready, dark roasty, plummy aroma. Flavor has sweetness, almonds , dried fruits and some alcohol. Warming alcohol in finish for sure.
jookos (3904) - FINLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, ty hermod! Red. Deep caarmels, some herby hops, sweet malty nose. Full bodied, red caramels, bitters, light pine foresty hops. Malty, but quite bitter for a barley wine. Good, long.
ansalon (2116) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours ruby amber with a medium frothy off white head. Aromas of caramel, figs, dares, caramellized apple, butterscotch. Taste is dates, figs, toffee upfront with ripe apple, plum, butterscotch and nutty notes right behind. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.
Kavu (3298) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 0,65l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours clear deep amber with a low creamy head. Aroma is sweet malts with plenty of hops. Flavor is full sweet malts, fruits, alcohol, cinnamon and hops. Great.
craftbeersweden (417) - SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Today I’m trying a Heineken! :)
Released in Sweden 2015-08-21.
Pours clear, copper colored with a hughe, three finger high, beige head that leaves a lot of lacing.
Nose: Orange marmelade, citrus, lemon zest, caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, biscuit and hops.
Taste: Sweet caramel malt, bread, biscuit, wood, honey, toffee, maple syrup, apricot and pine.
Body: Full body, medium carbonated. Oily, creamy texture. Soothing alcohol.
A great sipper!
csaso (1812) - Missouri, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2015 bottle - average size foamy head, nice dark copper color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, big caramel malt backbone, slightly syrupy and dank finish, very good overall
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