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Plevnan Barley Wine 2012 (sherry aged)

Formerly brewed at Koskipanimo
Style: Barley Wine
Tampere, Finland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Aged nine months in sherry barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (3558) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - JUN 10, 2014
Very thick and heavy one with loads of ripe fruits, especially plums combined with big alcohol in the aroma. Tough stuff with a full body and surprisingly high drinkability. Complex and rather a liquor than a beer. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (3558) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2014
Bottle from oh6gdx - many thanks! The barley wine pours out in a deep dark brown colour with low head and smooth body. Aroma of cake, prunes and malt. Taste of torf, dark roasted barley, berries, whiskey, prunes and chocolate. Earthy-smooth finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1405) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2014
Dark cherry oak colour, big head. Aroma of sweet cherry and the taste is simply too sweet. A bit like cognac, but the finish is nicer. Not a bad beer, just very sweet even for a barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeKeller (798) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 9, 2014
Bottle @ the brewpub. Reddish brown beer with minimal head. Aroma has sweet malts with sherry notes. Sweet flavour has lots of maltiness and sherry. Low carbonation makes it a soft brew. Tasty!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
panacea (50) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Dark brown color. Bright short lasting head. Very nice nose, dried fruit, cherries grows very positive with temperature. Nice taste, sweet yet quite tart, maybe from the ageing. One thing not so good is the body, to thin for the style in my opinion! Surprised it?s nr 3 from Finland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1092) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Deep copper. Nose of caramel, floral hops, some oxidation. Medium sweetness, caramel malts, red wine, slightly tart line through it, presumably from the sherry, some oak. Slightly thin, but fairly complex and great with some Colston-Bassett.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Migmar (240) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
Celebrating Finnish Independence Day with this. Dark brown with reddish tint, almost no head at all. Raisins, plums, caramel, vanilla. Sherry-aging very noticeable. Heavy sweetness. Strong and complex as barley wines tend to be, this one even more portwine-like than most. Definitely worth drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thellgren (254) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Dark brown. A bit sweet, reminds me a port. Warms up nicely when it is cold. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to Jan! Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a strong sherry note with a bit of booze and underlying sweet grains and caramel. Flavor starts with sweet grains and caramel that is joined by notes of toffee and sherry in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2535) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Originally rated 12102012. Colour is copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries, sweetness, alcohol and malts.

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