Douberd (2290) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Laitilan Kievari Barley Wine) Bottle 330 ml from Hermod, thanks! Pull-off cap. Poured into a snifter, ABV 8.3%
Dark brown red colour on the body with a good sized tan head, thick enough to have a good retention, Light lacing left on the glass.
Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, light vanilla, light chocolate nuances.
Taste of malts, caramel, dark and red fruits, some hops too, mildly sweet at first but with a nice bitterness on the finish. The bitterness stays on the aftertaste too, with quite long duration.
Lively carbonation, medium thick body.
Very good, and althought not so strong, a great sipper, especially after it warmed up.
Cunningham (4492) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A fine deep brown and subtle red color, with a small tan head. Caramel, and dried fruits in the nose. Quite nice. A fine thick body, and not to sweet. In my cup of tea, most barley wine are to sweet. Decent balanced flavor. Well masked alcohol. Bready, caramel and plum fruity. A quite decent BW.
[Bottle from a trade with KnutAlbert]
wiosna (131) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 pullo from. Samea tummahko ruskea maitokahvin välisellä vaahdolla. Makea maltaan tuoksu, hieman palanutta kinuskia. Maussa imelää melkein mämmimäistä mallasta, alkoholia, hitunen portviiniä.
saxo (14044) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, straw and hops. Nice bitter finish.
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Saxo. Hazy brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with a little alcohol. 070414
Benzai (8226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to Rosenbergh] @ home. Nice red color, full sized lightly creamy beige to slightly lightly brown colored head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of malts with a touch of fruits and lightly hops. Taste malts, nicely bitter, a touch of fruits. Way more bitter than I expected though both the aroma and the flavor have got some sweetness in it as well. Medium body and carbonation. Nice, I like it. Not like the typical barley wine. Kind of a mix between a barley wine and an American strong ale if you ask me. Pretty enjoyable.
Toomio (195) - Joensuu, FINLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mämmimäinen tuoksu. Paljon tummempi kuin oletin. Jännä kierre maussa. Ei ehkä suosikki, mutta keskihyvä kyllä.
Andy_ (684) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown hazy beer with a frothy blonde head. Aroma is berryish sweet, chocolaty, malty, citrusy and grassy. Taste is malty sweet with a licoricy, earthy and bitter finish with some soy sauce and vegetables (the Laitila house flavor!. Palate is thick with a higher than medium carbonation. Comes off watery at times. Not getting any Nelson Sauvin in this. Not really a great Barley Wine but decent for Laitila.
omhper (19374) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Hazy ruby, minimal head. Deep caramelly nose with some lingonberry tartness. Mid sweet with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Hay and lingonberry, some spun sugar. Deep caramelly malt character. Mid bitter finish. An harmonius, malty barley wine.
gyllenbock (4634) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko Arkadia, october 2013.
Reddish/brown with a large head. Quite sweet with caramel, dried fruit, malt, some chocolate and yeast. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Quite tasty.