Kingi (593) - - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wine type of malty aroma , strong but not the best possible, nice brown colour , not much head. taste is balanced, alcohol pushes through a little bit. Nice beer but nothing to lust after.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 vintage, sampled 16012013. Hazy amber-brown beer with a thin lacy head. Heavy raisiny/figgy nose, roasted almonds, dark caramel, some ripe fruitiness and herbal hop notes. Phenolic yeast guarantees complexity. Heavy, maltysweet flavor, creamy caramel and lots of dried figs. Slightly woody hop bite in the very late finish. Alcohol perfectly hidden. Medium to full bodied, low carbonation, slightly oily texture. Maybe slightly thin. Lingering figgy aftertate with yeast phenols and bitterness. Very nice!
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.25l from Oluthuone Leskinen, Oulu. Colour is clear orange with tiny white head. Aromas and flavours are raisins, fruits and sweet malts.
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Hazy red-brown colour with a small head. Aroma is fruity, a bit of sweet sherry. Flavour is sweet, fruity, some malts, sherry.
ration (2086) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
110113. Bottle at Konttori, Tampere. Pours dark amber Wirth almost no head. Aroma raisins, ripe fruit. Sweet raisiny taste. Medium medium full bodied. A proper barley wine for a change. Not Bad.
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A nice clear dark amber colour with a beige head. An aroma of malt, caramel, figs, plums, raisins and alcohol. The taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. A really good Barley Wine complex and aged perfectly.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
250 ml bottle @ Konttori, Tampere.
Pours a reddish amber colour without a head. Aroma of strong American hops, raisins and palm. Flavour of caramel malts, American hops, raisins, earth and toffee. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and thick, sweet and bitter finish. Great.
olio (8727) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori, Tampere.
Pours murky red-brown color with a minimal head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits, caramel, some toffee notes and brown sugar. Flavor of sweet sugar, caramel malts, ripe fruits and some syrup notes.
k0mpsa (2242) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2013 Bottle at konttori, tampere. Hazy reddish dark brown color with small white head. FANTASTIC aroma of rye bread, sweetness, sugar, malts, some alcohol, cherry. Balanced taste, sweetness, little alcohol, rye bread, cherry and oak, some hops at the end. It’s awesome.
laiti (7873) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 26.09.2010
Aroma has semi‐ripe fruits, some hops and caramel. Flavour is somewhat hoppy and sweet with fruits, caramel and distant berry notes. Quite malty palate. A positive surprise.