rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/orange color, nice fluffy beige head. Malty, nutty honey aroma, fruity, rather sweet, figs, raisins and toffee. Malty flavor, alcohol, a bit sweet, too sticky, figs and plums, some honey.
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
EBF 2008. Amber with a small off-white head. Aroma dominated by dried fruits, somewhat oxidized. Sweet malty flavour with oxidized notes of dried friuts.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught 0.25L glass tasted at Pikkulintu. Reddish copper brown colour. Mild sweet syropy nose. Sweetish taste. At the end strong hoppiness.
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
<b>Draught @ STBOWF. Stockholm Beer Festival 2008, Sweden.</b>
Clear medium to dark orange red amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy, fruity, figs. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to syrupy, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. 
pilsnerrogge (2410) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[BOTTLED] Pours dark amber with a smallish head. Sweet and malty toffee aroma with notes of marzipan. Sweet flavour and palate with notes of hops, nuts, toffee and honey. Long bitter finish with some alcohol shining through.
FatPhil (8557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2013 Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (8:4:8:4:16=4.0)
Sticky fruity hops and sherbetty aroma. Beautiful sweet malty port-wine and very nice fruity sticky hops in the taste. Plenty of malts in there. Anna says citrus, Minna says grapefruit, but to me it is the sticky resiny, perhaps English, whole hop flowers. Really pressed my buttons.
Rerate: 275ml bottle (Bryggeri, Helsinki) (8:4:9:4:17=4.2)
Very nice aged aroma - dryish and a little woody, just a hint that it’s at the limit and will start to decline before too long. Nice clear red, brief head. Total wow in the mouth. I mean, just wow! Lovely butterscotchy toffee, nice raisinyness and dates. Love the bitterness in the finish. So full, without being sticky. An ideal sipper - would be great in winter in front of an openfire. (It’s 30C out, and I’m sunburnt...) Only one thing to do once you’ve finished the bottle - have a second one!
mjs (4275) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki, on 2008-11-18. Amber and clear. Medium sized white long lasting head. Malts, sweetness and alcohol in nose. Full bodied and little bit dry palate with medium carbonation. Salty liquorice, malts, bitterness, sweetness, alcohol and bit of fruitiness in taste. Malty, sweet and lightly bitter aftertaste. I suppose aging of this beer would not do any harm to it.
stouby (3509) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Rover. Dark copper. Aroma heavy malty, caramel, roasted, dark fruits, light hoppy. Flavor moderate to heavy sweet, light bitter. Full body. Very fine.
Ingevara (768) - SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reddish brown, thick head, slowly cvnishing. Fragrant and sweet, but with a balancing bitterness that makes this barley wind quite endurable. The presence of alcohol is of course obvious, but less than usual for a barley wine.
jhagmar (114) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a small, creamy, light brown head. The aroma is caramel, port, raisins and honey with a touch of soap. Sweet with a bitter finish. Medium-full body with light, pleasant carbonation.