mto (95) - helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottled@home) nice fruit on nose and mouth. some alcohol. colour is bright amber. this is good from straight bottle. server chilled!
TBone (12538) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 25cl@Beer Hunters (batch 430 brewed 08/06/2009)
Slightly hazy orange color, tiny white head. Aroma of green apples, strawberries and straw/grains. Crisp carbonation but full-bodied. Very fruity brew, flavor has apples, strawberries, lots of alcohol (but not too burning). Lingering salty finish reminds me about #100. Strong, fruity but nothing really special. Gimmicks and fancy package are the most important things in this product.
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Crystal clear light amber body with virtually no head. Nose is piney hops, hints of wild strawberries, dry yeasty notes, roasted malts and a substantial amount of alcohol. Taste is very boozy; first a slight hint, then a massive torrent which lasts through the entire palate, ending up warming your throat on its way down. A bit harsh. An unusual sake-like yeastiness (no wonder) blends with hints of strawberries at first, then fading to a more brutal boozy pine flavor. Bitter, grassy hop tones in the aftertaste. Red Horizon is a very strange, yet very interesting beer from Nøgne Ø. A bit over-the-top boozy for me, and considering its experimental nature and relatively sizable price tag I doubt I’ll buy it again. Pretty cool, though. :-)
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy orangeish amber pour with a short white head that doesn’t last long. Fruity, yeasty, slightly funky aroma has notes of caramel, orange, ginger, lychee and rice. Flavour is very similar to the aroma but with more citrus, more spice and more sweetness. Mouthfeel is thick and oily with moderate carbonation and a lingering bittersweet finish. A very nice, interesting combination of beer and sake styles, this was more beer-like than I was expecting. Complex, even challenging, but still very easy to drink, and the alcohol is extremely well hidden too. Bottle size is just about spot on also.
Pinball (10766) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 tap at mikkeller bar cloudy red no head. Mild aroma, faint fruity faint exotic fruits sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, dry malty,caramelly,flowery, licorice, spicy, boozy, very experimetal.[7,2,7,3,15]
bottle brewed 8/6/2009, tasted 2011-07-29.
This bottle was way better than the tap i tried before. mellow, balanced, great barley wine centered flavor, hops add some dryness. color is clear brown, aroma is stil boozy mostly, but sweet malts does show themselves. flavor is malts, sweetness, alc. very well hidden. pretty tasty barley wine.
gyllenbock (4545) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy reddish/brown with a minimal white head. Very sweet, fruity aroma with some malt. Sweet, fruity taste with notes of alcohol. Reminded a bit of Rosé wine, but much stronger of course. An interesting beer in many ways, good but not excellent.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color. No head. Aroma is a bit sour and fermented fruits. Taste is boozy, fruity and herbs. Probably a bit unfair rating but it didn´t appeal to me.
lusikka (6184) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu. Batch #430, brewed 08/06/2009.
Tasted with Dark Horizon 3 and Sweet Horizon. Pours a copper colour with a minimal head. Medium sweet aroma of oak, caramel, malts and mild hops. Bitter flavour with floral hops and caramel. 75 IBU it is. Notes of alcohol too. Full bodied, oily texture with low carbonation. Fruity, bitter and warming finish. Better than DH3 or SH.
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slighlty murky orange/brown color with no head. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel aroma. Sweetish warning malty woody flavor with hints of caramel and yeast. Has a sweetish malty woody warming finish.
NosirIwont (1954) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Intense, sweet aroma with malt and dark fruits. Remote notes of alcohol bordering terpentine, but not quite hitting it. Okay, but quite cloying. Flavour is sugary sweet with dark fruits. Full-bodied. Notes of brandy and slightly of vermouth. Finish is sugary sweet as well and with some notes of alcohol. More outspoken notes of vermouth here. Overall quite interesting and well-made; although the alcohol was present, it wasn’t close to revealing how high the percentage really was. But quickly becomes cloying. 12.09.10.